Deaconess Health System and CHI Health at Home Advancing Care Together

Milford, OH – November 2, 2019 –  Deaconess Health System and CHI Health at Home, one of the largest home health care systems in the country, have formed a new joint-venture partnership to provide home-based health care solutions throughout Southern Indiana.

Deaconess Health System, a trusted provider with a strong community commitment delivering a comprehensive array of exceptional care directly to patients, has formed this new partnership with CHI Health at Home to enhance their services, assure a stronger and more versatile organization, and to expand its home health care service offerings and value-based solutions under the name of Deaconess Health at Home.

With the launch of the new partnership, Deaconess Home Health integrated CHI Health at Home’s state of the art electronic medical record system, Homecare Homebase, for improved efficiencies and outcomes. Deaconess Home  Health will align clinical care programs to support CHI Health at Home’s successful chronic disease management programs that have helped position 79% of their home care locations to achieve a 4 Star rating or higher, in a pursuit of clinical excellence.

“Deaconess Health System and CHI Health at Home are excited to partner on our operational best practices to enhance services within Evansville and the surrounding areas”, said CHI Health at Home Regional Vice President for Deaconess Home Health, Lori Kirchoff.  “This partnership allows us to grow and expand our ministry and impact the lives of patients and families that need our care, together”.

In addition to the joint venture partnership, CHI Health at Home is also providing for Deaconess Hospice through a management services agreement that will align home health care resources to care for more patients in need of quality, compassionate care throughout the local community.


An expert in the home health arena, CHI Health at Home has been providing quality home health care for over 40 years through specialized home care, home infusion, home respiratory care, hospice and medical transportation services, in nine states across the country.  CHI Health at Home has a strong history and track record of partnering with hospital systems to sustain and revitalized valuable home health services to help build healthier communities. 

Located just outside of Cincinnati, Ohio, CHI Health at Home provides services in Arizona, Arkansas, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Nebraska, Ohio, Tennessee, and Washington. With over 40 locations across nine states and nearly 3,000 associates throughout the organization, CHI Health at Home offers unique services dedicated to meeting the total needs of our patients. For more information please visit

CHI Health at Home is a part of Catholic Health Initiatives, which recently merged with Dignity Health to become CommonSpirit Health, the largest non-profit health care system in the country.

The Deaconess Health System was founded in 1892 by a group of Protestant ministers and laymen who felt called to care for the sick. More than 125 years later, Deaconess Health System continues to provide high-quality health care with a compassionate spirit, just as our founders envisioned.

Deaconess Health System is the premier provider of health care services to 26 counties in three states (IN, IL, and KY). The system consists of seven hospitals located in southern Indiana: Deaconess Midtown Hospital, Deaconess Gateway Hospital, The Women’s Hospital, The Heart Hospital, The Orthopedic and Neuroscience Hospital, Deaconess Cross Pointe, and Encompass Health Deaconess Rehabilitation Hospital. For more information about Deaconess Health System, please visit