49% of Assurance care sold to McCusker firm

Recently formed Sinfonia HealthCare Corp. will purchase a 49 percent interest in Tucson-based Assurance Home Care and Assurance Caregivers, and expects to hire more employees.

Sinfonia is backed by health-care executive Fletcher McCusker along with Alliance Bank and Petra Capital.

Terms of the purchase were not disclosed.

"Sinfonia can now provide management services linking Assurance's home health and companion care services to Sinfonia's developing product line which will include hospice, occupational therapy, physical therapy and speech therapy, along with home-provided medical equipment," company officials said in a news release Monday.

Assurance, formed in 2009 by Danielle Sipe, is certified by Medicare and has contracts with the Veterans Affairs Department along with Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona, United Health Care, Coventry, PHCN, Carecentrix and Bridgeway, the news release said.

$20,000 from Levitz sale goes to food bank

Sam R. Levitz, president of Sam Levitz Furniture, will present the Community Food Bank with a check for $20,000 on Thursday.

The donation is from the recently completed Sam Levitz Furniture 60th Anniversary Celebration. A portion of every sale during the campaign was donated to help feed hungry families in the Tucson area.

The $20,000 will enable the Community Food Bank to distribute $180,000 worth of food, the company said in a news release.

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