| Health Care|
Home Care Service
| Augusta, Georgia, USA|
| Subsidiary of HealthSouth Corporation|
November 1, 1995 (Augusta, Georgia, USA)
April Anthony, CEO
Tracey Kruse, COO
Bob Thompson, CFO
CareSouth Health System Inc., also known as CareSouth, is a private American healthcare company that provides a range of home care services. It is one of the largest providers of home health care service in the country.
Central Georgia Health System founded CareSouth on November 1, 1995 with the purchase of a large home healthcare company, which had a successful 25-year history. Two distinct lines of business evolved from CareSouth's infancy. The first was the direct delivery of patient care, and the second was the delivery of business services to others that owned homecare agencies.
In 1998 the executive management team, working with the Washington, D.C.-based private equity firm, Capitol Partners, acquired the company from Central Georgia Health System, which enabled both of CareSouth's business lines to grow.
CareSouth has been providing quality, compassionate in-home care services to seniors across the Southeastern US for more than 20 years. Today, CareSouth maintains more than 60 offices across country with services including home health care, hospice, and private duty personal care services, as well as health and wellness services in select assisted living facilities. Additionally, CareSouth maintains joint ventures and partnerships in more than 20 locations.
It was announced on August 31, 2015, that CareSouth was to be purchased by HealthSouth Corporation for $170 million in cash. HealthSouth would acquire CareSouth's home health locations, and leave the private duty locations, co-owned with LCS, a Des Moines, Iowa-based provider of senior lifestyle products and services. These remaining locations would be rebranded under the name of Careity, effective fourth quarter 2015 and would take with it, the entire upper management structure. The CareSouth brand would become part of HealthSouth, and fall under the management of Encompass Home Health.
In 2007, the company had more than $20 billion USD in assets.
Since the company was sold in 2015, CareSouth has fallen under the auspices of the Encompass Home Health leadership. They include:April Anthony - Chief Executive Officer
Bob Thompson - Chief Financial Officer
Tracey Kruse - Chief Operating Officer
Bud Langham - Chief Clinical Officer
Dan Peoples - Executive Vice President of Sales
Luke James - Chief Strategy Officer
Cliff Blessing - Vice President of Business Development