Dallas-based AccentCare and Rosemont, IL-based Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care have agreed to combine their organizations, the companies announced Monday.

“With these two organizations together, we have a rare opportunity to shape the future of skilled home-based care,” said AccentCare CEO Steve Rodgers, who will be CEO of the combined entity. “The new organization will bring together the expertise and vision needed to re-think patient-centered care in the home and offer innovative solutions to the health systems and physician groups we serve.”

Together, the combined organization will operate more than 225 care sites across 26 states and employ almost 30,000 people. AccentCare and Seasons will have more than 60 health systems and physician-practice joint ventures and strategic partnerships providing care to more than 175,000 patients and their families each year.

AccentCare has expertise in home health, personal care services and hospice, whereas Seasons has complementary leadership in hospice and palliative care, according to the companies. These areas of focus, along with an expanded geographic footprint, will enable the combined organization to provide a full range of skilled home-based services to meet the needs of a growing Medicare Advantage population, they said.

“With expanded resources, this new organization enables us to build on our shared leadership in the community and increase the impact of our care,” said Seasons CEO Todd Stern, who will be executive vice chair and lead the merged hospice operations.