The transition of the HealthKeeperz locations to BAYADA should be completed by spring 2023.
HealthKeepers has signed an agreement to sell its home health business to BAYADA Home Health Care.
With more than 150 caregivers throughout the state, HealthKeeperz provides palliative care, equipment, and services to patients and their families.
The sale expands the reach of the not-for-profit home health provider across North Carolina, bringing HealthKeeperz's Fayetteville and Laurinburg locations under the BAYADA umbrella.
The "transition" of its home health services is part of the organization's evolving commitment to providing quality health care to in the southeastern region of the state, Tim Brooks, HealthKeeperz president, said in a statement.
"By partnering with BAYADA, we can concentrate on the areas of healthcare where we have long-term strategies to scale and innovate, such as hospice care," he said.
The HealthKeeperz locations are expected to fully transition to BAYADA operations by this spring, with efforts being made to minimize the impact on current employees, patients, and partners.
BAYADA transitioned to a not-for-profit organization in 2018 to assist with the organization's mission of "finding, training, and supporting employees who take pride and joy in healing and helping" to provide a spectrum of home health services. Headquartered in Philadelphia, North Carolina, BAYADA has more than 50 locations across the state.
"BAYADA is thrilled at the opportunity to partner with HealthKeeperz to continue their strong commitment to the North Carolina community and to continue to grow in this region," David Baiada, CEO of BAYADA, said in a statement.
"We look forward to welcoming the HealthKeeperz Home Health staff and patients into the BAYADA family, and to work together through this mission-aligned partnership to continue to improve health care outcomes in our region."