Compassus and Ascension Expand Tennessee Home Health Partnership

Jan 04, 2024 at 11:35 pm by Staff


Home health coverage area expands to 17 counties served in Middle and West Tennessee


BRENTWOOD – Compassus, a national provider of innovative home-based health care services, and Ascension, one of the nation’s leading non-profit and Catholic health systems, today announced the expansion of their Middle Tennessee home health partnership, Ascension Saint Thomas at Home, to include Cheatham, Davidson, Rutherford, Robertson, Sumner and Wilson counties as well as Hardin, McNairy and Decatur counties in West Tennessee.


Compassus and Ascension Saint Thomas first partnered in October 2023 to transition home health operations to Compassus in eight counties: Hickman, Benton, Humphreys, Lewis, Williamson, Maury, Dickson and Perry Counties. With today’s announcement, Compassus assumes the operations of all home health services previously administered by National Healthcare Corporation, including a field office in Nashville. This expands the service area of Ascension Saint Thomas at Home to 17 counties in Middle and West Tennessee.


“Expanding our partnership through Ascension Saint Thomas at Home, particularly here in our home state of Tennessee, is extremely meaningful to us as we look to expand access to more patients and communities in need of home-based care options,” said Compassus CEO David Grams. “We are grateful to have a strong partnership with a mission-driven organization that is committed to providing high-quality care wherever patients need it.”


Compassus provides a continuum of home-based services including home health, palliative care and hospice in partnership with health systems like Ascension and other long-term care partners from more than 250 points of care across 29 states. The partnership between Ascension and Compassus through Ascension Saint Thomas at Home exemplifies how hospitals can integrate home-based care to deliver a more cohesive care experience for patients and their families.


“We recognize healthcare is evolving and services at homeare an essential component of our comprehensive health system,” said Fahad Tahir, president and CEO, Ascension Saint Thomas. “This expansion brings the expertise of both Ascension Saint Thomas and Compassus to patients who need home health in growing Tennessee communities.”


Home health care focuses on preventing, monitoring and managing health conditions where the patient lives. It provides access to support with medications, wound care, pain management and other specialized care to help patients live as independently as possible in their own homes. It also offers smooth transitions home after illness, injury or surgery with visits from nurses and therapists who help patients regain their strength and quality of life. Skilled home health care is available around the clock and can include home visits, phone or telehealth support from registered nurses and regular monitoring of vital signs through remote patient monitoring. In-home rehabilitation services may help patients regain mobility, improve balance and coordination, and reduce pain.

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Compassus provides a continuum of home-based services including home health, infusion therapy, palliative and hospice care. Nearly 6,000 colleagues provide high-quality care and manage patients’ advanced illnesses in partnership with health systems and long-term care partners from more than 250 points of care across 29 states. The Compassus Care for who I am philosophy reflects its unique care delivery model, which focuses on each person as an individual as well as a patient to improve their quality of life in a meaningful way. The company was honored in 2023 as one of Newsweek’s Greatest Places to Work for Women and for Parents and Families. Learn more at or follow @Compassus on FacebookLinkedInInstagram or X, formerly known as Twitter.


Ascension Saint Thomas is a leading healthcare system with a 125-year history of providing care to the community, and is the only faith-based, non-profit health system in Middle Tennessee. Today, the health system offers a highly comprehensive system of care, with more than 250 sites of care that cover a 45-county area in Tennessee consisting of 13 hospitals and a network of affiliated joint ventures, medical practices, clinics and specialty facilities. Across the state, Ascension Saint Thomas and its partner organizations employ more than 10,700 dedicated associates who care for millions of patients each year. Ascension Saint Thomas is part of Ascension, one of the nation’s largest faith-based healthcare organizations committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, with special attention to persons living in poverty and those most vulnerable. Ascension includes approximately 134,000 associates, 35,000 affiliated providers and 140 hospitals, serving communities in 19 states and the District of Columbia.



Ascension is one of the nation’s leading non-profit and Catholic health systems, with a Mission of delivering compassionate, personalized care to all with special attention to persons living in poverty and those most vulnerable. In FY2022, Ascension provided $2.3 billion in care of persons living in poverty and other community benefit programs. Ascension includes approximately 140,000 associates and 37,000 aligned providers and operates more than 2,600 sites of care – including 138 hospitals in 19 states.


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