North Kansas City Hospital Partners with Alternate Solutions Health Network in Home Health Joint Venture


North Kansas City, MO – (March 20, 2024) North Kansas City Hospital and Alternate Solutions Health Network, a national home health leader, will partner in a new joint venture agreement. Under this collaboration, operating as North Kansas City Hospital Home Health, advanced in-home healthcare services will be provided to the Northland community and beyond, reaching patients in Clay, Platte, Jackson and Ray counties.

Headquartered in Kettering, Ohio, Alternate Solutions Health Network is recognized as an industry leader in multidisciplinary post-acute care services. Through its commitment to modern solutions, innovative clinical pathways, and a steadfast focus on quality outcomes, ASHN has earned trust as a valued partner to some of the nation’s foremost healthcare systems. Its nationally recognized efforts in reducing healthcare costs, while simultaneously ensuring optimal patient support and rehabilitation services outside traditional acute care settings, underscore its prominence in the field.

NKCH joins an esteemed consortium of leading physicians and healthcare professionals dedicated to advancing patient engagement, nurturing clinical talent, fostering innovation, and delivering unparalleled care in the comforting environment of patients’ homes. ASHN’s dedicated clinical team will offer a comprehensive suite of services, including skilled nursing, physical, occupational and speech therapies, as well as home health aides and medical social work support.

“This joint venture is part of our growth strategy,” said Stephen Reintjes Sr., MD, president and CEO of NKCH. “Home health is a vital part of the continuum of care and ASHN excels in this area. This partnership allows us to leverage specialized competencies, maintain high-quality patient care and expand our delivery of home health services.”

As healthcare paradigms continue to evolve, the collaboration between ASHN and NKCH will further enhance the home healthcare experience, ensuring the delivery of high-quality services and high patient satisfaction.

“Partnering with North Kansas City Hospital marks a new chapter in home health delivery, blending Alternate Solution Health Networks’ expertise with North Kansas City Hospital’s esteemed legacy of service,” said Everett Neal, president of ASHN. “As we partner together, we’re not just building a brighter future; we’re building on a foundation of unwavering dedication to the health and well-being of this cherished community.”


About North Kansas City Hospital

For more than 65 years, North Kansas City Hospital has been the Northland’s preferred healthcare provider. Our mission is to provide hope and healing to every life we touch.

NKCH is an acute care facility with 451 licensed beds and 550 physicians representing 49 medical specialties. From our award-winning cardiovascular and orthopedic programs to our cancer, emergency, neuroscience, spinewomen’s and other services, we provide a lifetime of care.

Through our Meritas Health subsidiary, NKCH offers the largest network of physician practices in the Northland, with more than 280 primary and specialty care doctors and advanced practice providers in 35 convenient locations.


About Alternate Solutions Health Network
ASHN was founded in 1999 and has been recognized as a National Homecare Elite Top 1% homecare agency based on outcomes and performance. It has also received Best Places to Work and Better Business Bureau Integrity Awards.