(PITTSBURGH, PA – October 4th, 2021) — Transitions has acquired Pilgrimage Hospice, founded by former NFL quarterback of the Pittsburgh Steelers, Bruce Gradkowski. Starting October 4th, 2021, based out of the former Pilgrimage office in Pittsburgh, Transitions will begin providing both hospice and palliative care services to patients in Pennsylvania. Both companies hold a similar philosophy in care – compassionately providing a personalized and patient-focused experience. Through this expansion, Transitions will be serving patients in Allegheny, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Washington, Lawrence, Armstrong, and Westmoreland counties in Pennsylvania. The addition extends Transitions’ presence beyond Illinois, Indiana, and Michigan to reach a growing number of patients in the Midwest region. Promoting a truly unique 24/7 care model, Transitions aims to be a leading provider in the Greater Pittsburgh Area immediately upon arrival.

Transitions offers the highest level of hospice and palliative care. Since its inception in 2007, Transitions has continued to grow with a patient-centered mindset. Each patient and their family receives a customized care plan and a dedicated team of caregivers, which includes nurses, nurses aides, chaplains, nurse practitioners, dietitians, bereavement specialists and social workers  – all of whom are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. 

Founder and CEO, Jim Palazzo, expresses, “At Transitions, we are truly dedicated to the patient. Hospice should never be one-size-fits-all. We’re committed to providing 24/7 care wherever our patients are most comfortable. We’re always available, day or night, for our patients and their families, and that is what truly makes us different from other healthcare companies.” In regards to the opening, Palazzo states that he is “excited for the opportunity to establish care in the Southwestern Pennsylvania community” and believes the success is “a direct reflection of Transitions’ devotion to putting the patient first and focusing on living.”
Patients and their families can inquire about hospice or palliative care in the Greater Pittsburgh area by visiting transitionscare.com. If you would like more information about Transitions hospice and palliative care services, please contact James Dale, Director of Content Strategy, at 630-800-7979 or via email at jmdale@transitions.group.