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June 2, 2023

Dyan Duncan
Executive Director Marketing & Communication

Kristy Quinn
Director, Marketing and Communications, Baptist Health Deaconess Madisonville

(MADISONVILLE, KY) — Hosparus Health, a leading nonprofit care provider for those facing serious illnesses, announced today the June 1, 2023, acquisition of Baptist Health Deaconess Hospice, a service of Baptist Health Deaconess Madisonville in Madisonville, Kentucky.

“For the last 45 years, Hosparus Health has provided compassionate care that prioritizes the dignity, comfort, and holistic well-being of each person we serve,” said Hosparus Health President and CEO David W. Cook. “We are honored to extend our nationally recognized community-based care and services to support patients and families in Caldwell, Christian, Crittenden, Hopkins, Mclean and Muhlenberg counties.”

Since 1978, Hosparus Health has been dedicated to promoting equal access to healthcare for every member of the community. Its interdisciplinary teams provide a range of services for serious illnesses, including hospice care, palliative medicine, symptom and medication management, medical care, grief counseling, and community mental health resources. With the help of over 600 employees and 500 volunteers, the organization supports more than 10,000 patients and families every year. Hosparus Health is committed to prioritizing people and their individualized care needs, regardless of their ability to pay.

“Our mission-driven organization is pleased and honored that we could make this work for those patients currently receiving and newly requiring hospice care in this area of Kentucky, regardless of their ability to pay,” added Cook. “We have successfully partnered with Baptist Health Deaconess Madisonville to ensure that care continues seamlessly for all patients. Our team is hard at work to provide a smooth transition for all patients and families, and we are excited to welcome nearly all of the current Baptist Health Deaconess Hospice employees to the Hosparus Health family. We plan to work hard in removing existing care barriers and increasing access to high-quality care in these counties for everyone in our new community who needs hospice and grief counseling support.”

Baptist Health Deaconess Hospice began in 1993 as Green River Hospice, a home-based service for those in their last phase of life. The team of physicians, registered nurses, social workers, chaplains, certified nursing assistants, physical and occupational therapists and volunteers has more than 160 years of experience in providing physical, emotional and spiritual assistance to those with a life-limiting illness.

“It has been a privilege to assist families in our community with hospice care for the last 30 years,” said Alisa Coleman, Baptist Health Deaconess Madisonville president. “Nearly all of the current staff will continue in their roles, ensuring a team of familiar faces to continue providing the compassionate care for which they are known. With the depth of resources offered by Hosparus Health, the team will be well-positioned to continue prioritizing patient comfort, dignity and well-being.”

Baptist Health Deaconess Madisonville confirmed its Home Care operations will continue unaffected by the transition of its hospice program to Hosparus Health. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

For more information about Hosparus Health, or to make a referral, call 800-264-0521 or visit To learn more about Baptist Health Deaconess Madisonville, visit

About Hosparus Health 

Established in 1978, Hosparus Health is one of the nation’s largest and most respected community-based, nonprofit care providers for those facing serious illnesses. For 45 years, the mission-driven organization has championed equitable healthcare access by delivering specialized programs and holistic services across 41 counties in Kentucky and Indiana. Through the support of more than 600 employees and over 500 volunteers, Hosparus Health’s person-centered approach is focused on improving the quality of life for over 10,000 patients and families annually. Its interdisciplinary teams provide support for serious illnesses across the continuum, including medical care, symptom and medication management, grief counseling, hospice care, and palliative medicine. For more information about Hosparus Health, please call 800-264-0521 or visit

About Baptist Health Deaconess Madisonville

Baptist Health Deaconess Madisonville is licensed for 410 acute and skilled care beds with a special emphasis on community outreach and training students to provide medical care in rural areas. For its patients, the hospital has clinics conveniently located in nearby communities to provide care close to home. Overall, Baptist Health Deaconess Madisonville offers more than 40 points of care by a network of providers representing a wide variety of specialties.

Specialized, comprehensive services include the Jack L. Hamman Heart & Vascular Center for heart care, including electrophysiology, the Merle M. Mahr Cancer Center and mother and baby care, including a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). Recognized as a pioneer, Baptist Health Deaconess Madisonville was the first Kentucky hospital outside a metropolitan area to offer open heart surgery.

The hospital has earned Pathway to Excellence® designation for excellence in nursing services by the American Nursing Credentialing Center.

In 2012, the hospital – formerly known as the Trover Clinic and Regional Medical Center — joined Baptist Health and in 2021 became Baptist Health Deaconess Madisonville, a joint venture of Baptist Health and Deaconess Health systems. Learn more at



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