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Bayshore HealthCare purchases Victoria-based Alpha Home Health Care

Written by: Bayshore HomeHealth

VICTORIA, BC (1 June 2017) – Bayshore HealthCare announced today that it has acquired Alpha Home Health Care which has been based in Victoria for more than 40 years. The sale was prompted by the retirement of Alpha’s president and second-generation owner, Don Swindell.

“When it came time to consider retirement, I researched home health care on the island so I could be sure that our staff and patients would go forward with the best possible solution and minimal difference,” says Swindell. “Bayshore HealthCare is the ideal choice. Our patients will have the same caregivers and the same attention to their health that we have been providing throughout our history.”

The sale was completed May 31, 2017 by Bayshore HealthCare. Alpha Home Health Care’s workforce of more than 28 will be seamlessly transferred to Bayshore HealthCare’s Home Health division and will retain their patients.

“As a larger organization with greater resources, we will be able to expand our ability to provide additional support services to our patients,” adds Stuart Cottrelle, president, Bayshore HealthCare. “We will be able to invest more in innovation and offer Alpha Home Health Care patients even more.”

Alpha Home Health Care employees and patients were notified and welcomed by Bayshore Home Health prior to the finalization of the sale.

Bayshore HealthCare is one of the country’s leading providers of home and community health care services and a Canadian-owned company. Its services are purchased by government care programs, insurance companies, workers’ compensation boards, health care organizations, the corporate sector and the public. The Bayshore brand extends across three business divisions: Bayshore Home Health (medical and non-medical home care and staffing services), Bayshore Specialty Rx (specialty pharmacy, infusion and pharmaceutical patient support services), and Bayshore Therapy & Rehab (physiotherapy and rehabilitation services). The company’s goal is to enhance the quality of life, well-being, dignity and independence of Canadians of all ages. Bayshore HealthCare has been a recipient of Canada’s Best Managed Companies award since 2006.

Bayshore Home Health is a division of Bayshore HealthCare and is managed locally by Stasia Hartley, Area Director for Vancouver Island. With offices in Victoria, Sidney and Nanaimo, Bayshore offers home care and infusion clinic services in all three locations.

For more information, please contact:
Stasia Hartley
Area Director
Bayshore Home Health
T: 250 370 2253 Ext 50524
E: shartley@bayshore.ca

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