Charlotte, North Carolina – (January 12, 2018) – Acuity Healthcare, a leader in long-term acute care, and Rainier Healthcare, a leading provider of home healthcare and hospice programs, are pleased to announce they have formed a partnership to focus on the post-acute care continuum and to identify opportunities to enhance the quality of patient services.

Ed Cooper, founder and president of Acuity Healthcare, said this strategic move will serve to enhance the full spectrum of patients’ services.

“The integration of Rainier Healthcare strengthens our approach to the post-acute continuum,” Cooper said. “As the healthcare industry evolves, we believe it is our responsibility and commit to continue to ensure high-quality care in the community for our patients and their families. We know that families put their trust in us.”

Michael Cress, chairman and managing partner of Rainier, said both companies share a common mission. “This is an exciting partnership for both organizations,” Cress said. “Together, we can be leaders in the field, working to improve the continued spectrum of quality care.”

About Acuity Healthcare:

Acuity Healthcare is a 100-percent employee-owned (ESOP) long-term acute care hospital company (LTACH) founded in 2001 with headquarters in Charlotte, North Carolina. Acuity Healthcare currently owns and manages four LTACHs in New Jersey, Ohio, and Texas.

Acuity  is focused on the development and operation of long-term acute care (LTACH) hospitals and the delivery of specialized care with  improved outcomes. We offer quality care in a cost-effective manner to medically complex patients who require intensive hospital services for an extended length of stay.

To learn more about Acuity Healthcare, please visit us at www.AcuityHealthcare.net

About Rainier Healthcare:

Rainier Healthcare provides patients with the highest level of quality and compassionate care in order to create the most effective healing environment tailored to each individual on their journey to wellness.

Through its unique continuum, Rainier Healthcare offers a full spectrum of exceptional services ranging from home health and hospice, to respiratory care durable medical equipment, and targeted disease management programs – all in the comfort of home. Rainier Healthcare is located in Austin, Texas.

For more information about Rainier Healthcare, please visit www.rainierhealthcare.com.