Briefs: Allied, short takes

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Allied becomes Great Lakes

JAMESTOWN, Pa. - Allied Healthcare Systems has taken the name Great Lakes Home Healthcare Services, it announced in October. The move comes after a three-year dual-branding initiative. It does not signal any changes in ownership, management or operating philosophy. Great Lakes purchased Allied from WCA Hospital in 2007.

Short takes

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