Ascend Hospice is moving into Puerto Rico with the acquisition of Grace Hospice, which is based in San Juan.

Grace Hospice Puerto Rico will provide hospice care in an area with great need, executives said.

“Our decision to extend our brand of hospice care to Puerto Rico came from a sincere desire to help by providing quality healthcare services on the island,” said Anthony Spero, president and CEO of Ascend Hospice. “We are confident that Ascend’s unique hospice programs will be embraced and help those who need our care. Our programs are person-centered, so that each and every patient under our care receives services that are supportive, compassionate and meaningful.”