Aspire Health, the palliative care company co-founded by former Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, has closed a $32 million funding round led by GV (formerly Google Ventures), the venture capital arm of tech giant Alphabet Inc. (Google’s parent company). The investment — GV’s first in Nashville, according to a spokesperson — comes as the palliative care network is expanding to nine additional states, bringing its total footprint to 19 states and the District of Columbia. Aspire, launched in 2013, has cared for more than 15,000 patients to date and provides more than 100,000 home-based palliative care visits annually.