SPARTANBURG, S.C. (JULY 11, 2023) – Agape Care Group (“Agape Care”), a portfolio company of Ridgemont Equity Partners and the premier provider of hospice and palliative care in the Southeast, has acquired Hope Hospice based in Birmingham, Alabama, and
Assured Hospice based in Cartersville, Georgia.
The addition of Hope Hospice’s offices in Birmingham and Rainbow City extends Agape Care’s service footprint across 20 counties in Alabama, reaching approximately 40% of the population in the state. Agape Care has also expanded its coverage in Georgia through the acquisition of Assured Hospice and recent opening of a new start-up location in Gainesville. All locations in Georgia, across all 159 counties in the state, will operate as Georgia Hospice Care.
“We are thrilled to join forces with the Hope Hospice and Assured Hospice teams. Both have talented staff with many years of experience in providing superior, patient-focused care to their communities,” said Troy Yarborough, chief executive officer of Agape Care Group.
“Our decision to become a part of the Agape Care family is exciting for the future of hospice care in Alabama,” said Deb Stark, the CEO and owner of Hope Hospice. “As a family-owned company, it was important for us to consider not only quality care and resources, but also cultural alignment. Agape Care brings a passion to serve that mirrors the Hope Hospice Mission and Values. We are looking forward to this journey together and the opportunity to serve more Alabamians who need us.”