National HealthCare Corporation recently announced the addition of five hospice locations in South Carolina. With this latest addition, NHC now operates six hospice programs in the state of South Carolina. This expansion is the result of the January 1st purchase of the assets of Advantage Hospice and Home Care’s South Carolina operations. The new hospice operations are located in Columbia, Sumter, Aiken, Myrtle Beach, and Charleston. When added to NHC’s existing hospice in Greenville, the company provides hospice care in 38 of the 46 counties in the state. In addition, an Anderson office is scheduled to open in the first quarter of 2009. “We are delighted to announce this expansion of NHC’s hospice services in South Carolina. As NHC seeks to provide a full array of quality senior care services in the communities we serve, we are aware of the necessity to give care, dignity and comfort to patients and their families when end of life is near,” said NHC President Steve Flatt. NHC operates for itself and third parties 76 long-term health care centers with 9,772 beds. NHC also operates 32 homecare programs, seven independent living centers and 23 assisted living communities.
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