Changemakers: End Well Founder Shoshana Ungerleider, M.D.

Shoshana Ungerleider, M.D., is an internist at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco and executive producer of the Academy Award-nominated end-of-life documentaries Extremis and End Game. Ungerleider founded End Well, an organization with the mission of creating a cultural shift to normalize discussions about the end of life with the goal of improving quality […]

Changemakers: Capital Caring Health’s Gary Bacher

Gary Bacher in January became chief of strategy, policy and legal affairs for Virginia-based Capital Caring Health, which provides hospice, palliative care, home-based primary care and other services to seniors and the seriously ill. Prior to joining Capital Caring Health, Bacher served as chief strategy officer for the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation (CMMI), […]

Changemakers: Leonard D’Avolio, Founder and CEO, Cyft

Leonard D’Avolio has spent his 17-year career in government, the private sector and academia working to improve the quality in the health care system. D’Avolio is the co-founder of Cyft, a firm that uses data and artificial intelligence technology to improve clinical care. He is also an assistant professor at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in […]

Changemakers: B.J. Miller: Palliative Care Physician, UCSF Medical Center

Hospice and palliative care physician Bruce (B.J.) Miller has made it his mission to help people “live well in the face of death.” A hospice and palliative care physician at the University of California Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center and former executive director of the Zen Hospice Project, Miller speaks nationally about end-of-life care, […]

Hospice News Changemakers: Class of 2020

Hospice is an evolving industry. While the core values of the hospice community remain front-of-mind for providers, they are feeling the impact of emerging technologies, new payment structures, and a shifting regulatory landscape. among other influences. In this environment, the industry needs Changemakers — individuals who embrace the need to change and have the boldness […]