Graham Healthcare Group Intensifies Growth Strategy with Hiring of New Strategic Partnerships Vice President

TROY, Mich.--()--Graham Healthcare Group, a subsidiary of Graham Holdings Company (NYSE: GHC), is intensifying its growth strategy of investing in joint ventures with hospital operators. The organization currently partners with 5 companies across 3 states to manage post-acute services and is pleased to announce that Shellé Jones has joined Graham Healthcare Group as Vice President of Strategic Partnerships.

Previously, Jones was Vice President of Strategic Partnerships with Dallas-based AccentCare, Inc.

“Shellé has in-depth experience in post-acute care leadership roles in operations, sales, and strategy in the healthcare arena, ideally positioning her to take the lead in strategic partnerships with Graham Healthcare Group,” said David Curtis, CEO of Graham Healthcare Group Home Health and Justin DeWitte, CEO of Graham Healthcare Group Hospice.

“I am excited to be working with the team at Graham Healthcare to grow our organization through strategic partnership development,” said Jones. “When well executed, strategic partnerships enable our teams to deliver better care and improve outcomes for patients.”

In a time when projected growth of the US population over 65 is growing rapidly and reimbursement is increasingly tied to outcomes beyond the walls of acute-care settings, high performing home-based post-acute care assets are an essential tool in improving patient outcomes and driving improved profitability. With a history of successful home-based post-acute care operations, collaborative partnerships, and financial stability, Graham Healthcare Group is the ideal partner for health systems, physician groups, and senior living providers who either currently own home-based post-acute assets or would like to.

Jones will be instrumental in supporting Graham Healthcare's partner organizations to develop and execute an integrated home-based post-acute strategy that supports the unique needs of the communities they serve.

About Graham Healthcare Group (www.grahamhealthcaregroup.com)

As an innovator in an evolving healthcare world, Graham Healthcare Group has been designing business and technology solutions to drive better care, outcomes and productivity within its own home health and hospice companies for over 20 years. The companies that comprise Graham Healthcare Group, a subsidiary of Graham Holdings Company (NYSE: GHC), include Residential Healthcare Group, Allegheny Health Network-Healthcare @ Home and Mary Free Bed at Home. Each company offers industry-leading care coordination, healthcare solutions and clinical expertise with leading patient outcomes and satisfaction. Graham Healthcare Group is deeply committed to radically changing the home care model by putting patients and their families at the top of the paradigm, while enhancing the quality and consistency of healthcare in the most convenient and cost-effective setting possible: at home.

About Graham Holdings Company (www.ghco.com)

Graham Holdings Company (NYSE: GHC) is a diversified education and media company whose principal operations include educational services; television broadcasting; online, print and local TV news; home health and hospice care; and custom manufacturing. The Company owns Kaplan, a leading global provider of educational services; Graham Media Group (WDIV–Detroit, KPRC–Houston, WKMG–Orlando, KSAT–San Antonio, WJXT–Jacksonville, WCWJ-Jacksonville, WSLS-Roanoke); The Slate Group (Slate and Megaphone); and Foreign Policy. The Company also owns SocialCode, a leading social marketing solutions company; Graham Healthcare Group, home health and hospice providers; Dekko, a manufacturer of electrical solutions for applications across three business lines: workspace power solutions, architectural lighting, and electrical components and assemblies; Hoover Treated Wood Products, a manufacturer of pressure-impregnated kiln-dried lumber and plywood products for fire retardant and preservative applications; Joyce/Dayton Corp., a manufacturer of screw jacks, linear actuators and lifting systems; and Forney Corporation, a manufacturer of burners, igniters, dampers and controls for combustion processes in electric utility and industrial applications.

Contacts

Carolyn Harmer
Graham Healthcare Group
(866)902-4000
charmer@grahamhealthcaregroup.com

Shellé Jones
(615)428-7527
sjones@grahamhealthcaregroup.com

Contacts

Carolyn Harmer
Graham Healthcare Group
(866)902-4000
charmer@grahamhealthcaregroup.com

Shellé Jones
(615)428-7527
sjones@grahamhealthcaregroup.com