HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — Camellia Home Health & Hospice, has acquired Lawley Premier Hospice Care of Rainbow City, Alabama.
The acquisition marks Mississippi-based Camellia's entrance into the Alabama market.
Camellia already operates home health and hospice services in Mississippi, Louisiana, Georgia and Tennessee. Camellia plans to retain former Lawley employees.
Lawley Hospice has operated since 2008, serving patients primarily in Etowah, Cherokee, Calhoun and St. Clair counties of Alabama.
Abb Payne, president of Camellia, says the hospice will continue operating under the Lawley name, and owner Brent Lawley will remain as the facility's top administrator.
Camellia was founded in Hattiesburg in 1974. It employs 950 people and also operates services providing private duty nursing, pharmacy services, and urgent care facilities.