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Chemed Corporation

Listed on the New York Stock Exchange and headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, Chemed Corporation operates two wholly owned subsidiaries: VITAS Healthcare Corporation and Roto-Rooter. VITAS is the nation's largest provider of end-of-life hospice care and Roto-Rooter is the nation's leading provider of plumbing, drain cleaning and water cleanup services.

VITAS Healthcare Corporation

VITAS Healthcare Corporation is the nation's largest provider of end-of-life hospice care services. Based in Miami, Florida, VITAS operates 48 hospice programs in 14 states (California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Missouri, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, and Wisconsin) and the District of Columbia. As of December 31, 2020, VITAS employed approximately 11,500 professionals, including registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, home health aides, physicians, social workers, and clergy. In 2020, these professionals, along with volunteers, cared for over 90,000 patients totaling approximately 7.0 million days of care, primarily in patients' homes, but also in the Company's hospice inpatient units located in hospitals, nursing homes, and assisted living/residential care facilities for the elderly. Please visit the VITAS website at for more information.

Roto-Rooter Plumbing and Water Cleanup

Founded in 1935, Roto-Rooter offers an ever-expanding variety of plumbing repair and maintenance, drain cleaning and water cleanup services to homeowners, businesses and municipalities. Roto-Rooter operates 127 company-owned branches and independent contractors and 369 franchisees. The total Roto-Rooter system offers services to more than 90% of the U.S. population and approximately 40% of the Canadian population. Please visit the Roto-Rooter website at for more information.



Principal Services & Products Principal Markets
  • Plumbing

  • Sewer, drain & pipe cleaning

  • Water cleanup services

  • Pipe rehabilitation

  • Drain cleaning equipment

  • Drain care products
  • Residential

  • Industrial

  • Business/Commercial

  • Municipal


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