Bayhealth and Bayada Home Health Care announced a joint venture developed to enhance the delivery of home care services for patients living in central and southern Delaware.

The joint venture will be called Bayada Home Health Care at Bayhealth and will become effective in late June.

This joint venture comes as part of a growing trend in which hospitals are partnering with home care agencies that have the expertise and experience to manage care at home for patients who are at risk for rehospitalization.

Bayhealth Home Health Care employees will have the opportunity to join the Bayada Home Health Care at Bayhealth team. Bayhealth Home Health Care employees who choose to stay within the Bayhealth system may consider a transfer to a comparable open position within Bayhealth. Bayhealth’s human resources team will work to assist its Home Health Care employees during this transition.

Bayhealth President and CEO Terry Murphy said this joint venture will help Bayhealth better support the growing need for home health care.

“This joint venture brings together a regionally recognized health system with a nationally renowned home health agency, to ensure patients in our community have access to continued high quality in-home care services,” Murphy said. “Both organizations share a similar culture and values, as well as a mission to keep people safe and healthy at home.”