EPI Group LLC and Lafayette-based Heart of Hospice LLC have acquired the hospice operations of Lakeshore Hospice Acquisition LLC in Hammond and Heart of Hospice of New Orleans LLC.

The price was not disclosed. The two hospice facilities serve about 140 patients in southeast Louisiana.

Heart of Hospice LLC was founded in 2007 and provides care to more than 300 patients in south Louisiana.

EPI Group is an affiliate of Evening Post Industries, whose investment properties include newspapers, television stations, including KATC-TV in Lafayette; real estate and forestry.

Evening Post Industries supports Heart of Hospice through its financial and operational resources as needed, Heart of Hospice Chief Executive Officer Carla Hughes said.