Frequently Asked Questions About the Serenity Hospice Care Acquisition in Georgia
Why did Agape Care Group decide to acquire Serenity Hospice Care?
One of the goals of Agape Care Group is to grow and become the leading provider of hospice and palliative care across the Southeast region.
The acquisition of Serenity Hospice Care in Dublin, Georgia, expands our presence to 52 counties in Georgia, covering 33% of the state. Our combined organization now has over 1,000 employees caring for more than 1,800 patients across the Southeast region.
How will this combined organization benefit patients and the community?
We decided to take this step forward to enhance our ability to respond to our patients’ needs, capitalizing on the talent and connections of each organization.
According to the U.S. Census, Georgia had over 1.4 million residents above age 65 between 2015 and 2019. That number is only expected to grow. Compounding that, most of the geographic area of the state is considered a Medically Underserved Area — 141 of 159 counties, as of 2018. This endeavor allows our teams to reach more patients across the state who would benefit from high-quality hospice and palliative care.
Who is on the leadership team?
We are thrilled to have key leaders from Agape Care as part of the leadership team of the combined organization.
The leadership team of the combined organization will be:
- Chief Executive Officer – Troy Yarborough
- Chief Technology & Innovation Officer – Carry vandenMaagdenberg
- Chief Operations Officer – Matt Winer
- Chief Financial Officer– Jason Gerard
- Chief Accounting Officer– Lakshu Sundaram
- Chief Compliance Officer – Pamela Duncan
- Chief Development Officer – Dan Beuerlein
These executives’ biographies can be found on our website so you can learn more about each person.
What is the new name of the combined organization?
In the near-term the entities will continue to operate as Serenity Hospice Care and Agape Care Georgia. We are evaluating the longer-term branding strategy of the newly acquired organization and will provide updates in a timely manner.
Will there be any changes or disruptions to patient care?
Our patients will continue to receive excellent care from our team, and we plan to enhance our care options as well.
Who do we go to with questions/concerns?
We have established an email address for any additional questions: firstname.lastname@example.org.
In which counties in Georgia does the newly combined organization provide care?
Counties in alphabetical order:
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