The Denver Hospice Expands Pediatric Program, Builds New Facility

The Denver Hospice in Colorado recently expanded its Footprint Children’s Services pediatric program, including construction of a new inpatient facility. The new facility is tailored specifically to pediatric patients and their families. The Denver Hospice provides hospice and palliative care throughout nine Colorado counties. Through its Footprints Children’s Services program, the hospice has been serving […]

National HME CEO Ingram: Building Hospice Partnerships Boosts Quality, Efficiency

Last week hospice durable medical equipment provider National HME, Inc., appointed Andrew Ingram as CEO after nearly 12 years in senior leadership positions at Encompass Health (NASDAQ: EHC), along with more than 30 years in hospice and health care leadership. Previously the executive vice president of operations for Encompass Health’s home health and hospice segments, […]

Diversity Initiatives, COVID-19 Vaccines Top 2021 Hospice Concerns

COVID-19 vaccinations and diversity initiatives will be among the top priorities for hospice providers during 2021, according to an Axxess survey of home-based care providers. About 22% of the thousands of respondents were hospices. Dallas-based Axxess is a technology provider to more than 7,000 home health, home care and hospice organizations serving upwards of 2 […]

Race, Socioeconomics Are Largest Barriers to Hospice and Palliative Care

Race, ethnicity and socioeconomic status are the leading differentiating factors fueling disparities in hospice utilization. Recent research reflects mounting concerns about inequitable access to hospice and palliative care across the United States. Researchers from the John Hopkins University School of Nursing in Baltimore examined March 2020 data from three national health care databases that outlined […]

Hospices Step Up to Vaccinate Staff for COVID-19

Hospices are facing a flurry of challenges as the first wave of coronavirus vaccines rolls out across the United States. With distribution processes varying from state to state, hospices nationwide are implementing diverse methodologies as the impacts of COVID-19 vaccination processes reach into operations and bottom lines. Vaccinations began Dec. 14 across the country as […]

Idaho’s First Pediatric Home Health & Hospice Opens Its Doors

Idaho’s first pediatric clinic to provide in-home and hospice care has opened, expanding end-of-life and serious illness care to a wider and younger breadth of patient populations and their families in the “gem state.” Though seniors receive most of the hospice care in the United States, a rising tide of hospice providers are focusing on […]

LHC Group Builds New Pathways for Hospice Growth Via JVs

Joint venture partnerships will be key to fueling expansion into the hospice space for national home health and hospice provider LHC Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: LHCG). Accelerated growth in 2021 and beyond will focus on a differentiated strategy that includes the company’s successful joint ventures (JVs). LHC Group provides hospice, home health, and facility- and community-based […]

Hospice of the Western Reserve Boosts COVID Resilience Via JVs, Partnerships

After hitting some financial setbacks due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Cleveland, Ohio-based Hospice of the Western Reserve plans to leverage joint ventures and collaborative partnerships to fuel growth. Hospice of the Western Reserve is among the many hospices nationwide that has been pummeled by financial blows of the coronavirus pandemic. Economic fallout from COVID-19 was […]

Fostering Hospice Staff Resilience During COVID-19

The coronavirus pandemic has taken a heavy toll on hospice staff since its onset. From clinical to back-office operations, the weight of overwhelmed and understaffed teams has added strain to an already burned out and shrinking workforce. Providing care and support to staff will remain a priority as hospice leaders learn lessons from COVID-19. Putting […]

Amedisys, Option Care Health Partner on COVID-19 Infusion Therapy 

Amedisys Inc. (NASDAQ: AMED) and Option Care Health Inc. (NASDAQ: OPCH) have formed a partnership to issue a COVID-19 infusion therapy to patients in long-term care facilities throughout the Indianapolis and Valparaiso, Ind., markets. The effort is intended to assist residents in a setting hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic. Amedisys felt well-poised to take […]