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Valley Home Care in Winchester, Virginia merges with Advanced Home Care

Advanced Home Care is pleased to announce a merger with Valley Home Care, based in Winchester, Virginia. Valley Home Care, owned by Valley Health System, has provided home medical equipment and services for more than 30 years in the Northwest Virginia region.

Merging with Valley Home Care further strengthens Advanced Home Care's position as a leading home health care provider in the Southeastern and Mid-Atlantic United States. Through this merger, Valley Health System will join 12 other health systems, including Cone Health, High Point Regional, and Novant Health, as a member of Advanced Home Care.

“The addition of Valley Home Care to the Advanced Home Care family enables us to expand our commitment of providing extraordinary care to patients in the communities surrounding Winchester,” said Joel Mills, CEO of Advanced Home Care. “Our innovative care will help thousands of patients continue their recovery in the comfort of their own homes. This is an exciting addition to our service area with quality staff members joining our team.”

Chris Rucker, Valley Health Vice President and President of the division that includes Valley Home Care, expressed Valley Health’s confidence in the merger. “We evaluated the trends and future direction of the home medical equipment industry and concluded that our best alternative was to partner with another organization in order to maintain the quality care and service our patients deserve. We are confident the transition will be seamless and Valley Home Care’s current patients will continue to receive exceptional service,” Rucker said. “We also anticipate that our current staff, with their experience and strong ties to our patients, will be a valuable asset to the new AHC management.”

Advanced Home Care will work closely with all patients, physicians, staff members and Valley Health System to make the integration process as smooth as possible. The integration of Valley Home Care into Advanced Home Care will take place over the next couple of months. All patients will continue to receive the same high quality care and service, which they have come to expect.

Advanced Home Care will continue to operate Valley Home Care’s existing Front Royal, Winchester, and Woodstock, Virginia locations. Advanced Home Care also has locations in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and other regions in Virginia. This merger allows the Advanced Home Care to broaden its services in support of Valley Health System.

About Advanced Home Care

Advanced Home Care is a not-for-profit home health care agency that provides respiratory therapy, nutrition services, infusion therapy, skilled nursing and medical equipment to patients in their homes. One of the largest home care providers in the country, Advanced Home Care has 34 branches located throughout Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia, and is a joint venture of 12 health systems throughout these areas. Advanced Home Care’s corporate office is located in High Point, North Carolina. For more information about Advanced Home Care, visit

About Valley Health

Valley Health, based in Winchester, Virginia, is a not-for-profit health system serving a population of more than 450,000 in northwest Virginia, West Virginia’s eastern panhandle, and western Maryland. Valley Health includes six hospitals: Winchester Medical Center, a 445-bed regional referral center; Warren Memorial Hospital in Front Royal, Va.; Shenandoah Memorial Hospital in Woodstock, Va.; Page Memorial Hospital in Luray, Va.; Hampshire Memorial Hospital in Romney, W.Va.; and War Memorial Hospital in Berkeley Springs, W.Va. Additional services include physician practices, regional medical transport, a retail pharmacy and Urgent Care centers in three communities. Visit