AccentCare Inc and UCLA Health announce the formation of AccentCare UCLA, a jointly owned health services agency serving patients in Los Angeles and the surrounding communities.

Under the joint venture agreement, UCLA Health will be responsible for clinical oversight of post-acute services, while AccentCare will provide day-to-day operational management, including patient intake, staffing, and home health services.

“We are excited to begin this valuable partnership with UCLA Health’s award-winning team,” says Steve Rodgers, CEO, AccentCare, in a media release. “Patients will benefit from the health system’s extended reach and our commitment to achieving comprehensive care and exceptional health outcomes.”

The partnership further extends AccentCare’s reach in California and is similar to partnerships that AccentCare has formed, or is pursuing, within its 11 states of operation. In addition, the partnership will further position UCLA Health to better serve diverse populations of patients with chronic diseases.

“UCLA Health is committed to ensuring that our patients have access to a complete continuum of high-quality care, even after they leave our hospitals,” states Johnese Spisso, president of UCLA Health, CEO of UCLA Hospital System, and associate vice chancellor of health sciences, in the release. “This new service will help improve the overall patient experience as they transition home.”

[Source(s): AccentCare]