Its highly-skilled team of clinical associates provides a vast array of homecare services, including nursing, disease and pain management, physical, occupational and speech therapy and assistance with daily activities.
Founded by J.T. Gilbert as a small home health operation, the agency now serves patients in 55 Mississippi counties and is a subsidiary of Gentiva Company.
Gilbert’s Hospice is a part of Gilbert’s Home Health. Based in Flowood, the agency services an area of more than 10,000 square miles and access to more than 790,000 residents. The agency was certified by Medicare in 1979, and offers patients nursing care, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech pathology, medical, social and home health and services.
Technological breakthroughs allow them to deliver state-of-the-art homecare medical equipment and the ability to provide advanced medical care to patients right where they live. Over the years, the reputation of Gilbert’s Home Health has been built upon by its dedicated employees, who deliver a broad range of modern healthcare services.
Gilbert’s is now a subsidiary of Gentiva Health Services, an Atlanta-based company that is one of the nation’s largest providers of home healthcare and related services.
Gentiva is a Fortune 1000 company with approximately $1.1 billion in annual revenue. The company is also a member of the S&P 600 index and offers a wide range of services through its subsidiaries.
The company provides health services to over half a million patients annually through over 380 locations in 39 states. In addition to Gilbert’s, Gentiva’s companies include Donelson, Emerald Coast, Healthfield Group, Heritage, Horizon, Hospice of Charleston, Lazarus House, Tar Heel, Total Care and Wiregrass.
In 2002, Gentiva sold its specialty pharmaceutical services division, which administered infusion and injectable pharmaceuticals to patients in both acute and chronic disease, to Accredo Health Inc. for $415 million in cash and stock. Accedo was acquired by Medco, a division of Merck & Co., for $2.2 billion in Feb. 2005.
Four years ago, Gentiva acquired the Georgia-based Healthfield Group, a U.S. provider of home care and pharmaceutical services, for $454 million and in 2008, Gentiva sold a majority stake of its benefit management business, CareCentrix, to Water Street Healthcare Partners, a Chicago-based private equity firm.
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