Alivia Care CEO: The ‘Right Way’ to Care for the Seriously Ill

In case you missed it, Hospice News has launched a new specialty publication for palliative care professionals. You can subscribe to Palliative Care News here: Subscribe today! Florida-based nonprofit Alivia Care is focused on gearing up for value-based systems in 2024. Alivia Care came into existence in 2020 when Community Hospice & Palliative Care, now an affiliate, […]

HopeHealth’s Dr. Leah McDonald Sees ‘System-Wide Embedding’ of Palliative Skills

A systematic overhaul of the nation’s health care education programs is needed to ensure that future clinicians are prepared to provide palliative and hospice care amid rising demand, according to Dr. Leah McDonald of HopeHealth. McDonald is a hospice and palliative care physician at HopeHealth. The nonprofit health system offers home health, hospice and palliative […]

Psychologist Jason Hotchkiss: Hospices Can Leverage Online Reviews to Drive Quality Improvement

Jason Hotchkiss, author, chaplain and psychologist, has unveiled new research on the ways online reviews can help drive hospice quality and staff morale. He is currently a chaplain and behavioral health specialist at the Center for Elders’ Independence and a professor of psychology at Cornerstone University in Michigan. Prior to this work, he spent more […]

AMOREM’s New Director of Faith Outreach: Build Community Relationships to Boost Hospice Access

Hospices are reaching an inflection point when it comes to breaking down communication barriers around spiritual care among underserved communities, according to William Williamson, who recently became the new director of faith outreach at AMOREM. North Carolina-based AMOREM provides hospice care across 12 counties in the northwestern region of the state. The nonprofit hospice provider […]

Chapters CEO Andrew Molosky: Building an Ecosystem of Care Around the Seriously Ill

Going forward, hospice and other post-acute providers are preparing to operate within a value-based ecosystem, and Florida-based nonprofit Chapters Health System is no exception. Chapters provides hospice, palliative care and a range of other services throughout Florida. It has expanded with a number of affiliations during the past three years, including those with Capital Caring […]

Blue Ridge CEO: Community Hospices Can Lead the Way to Better US Health Care

Community-based nonprofit hospices can help blaze a trail towards a better future in American health care. This will be a core philosophy underlying Blue Ridge Hospice’s strategic goals for years to come, according to the company’s recently appointed CEO Jason Parsons. Virginia-base Blue Ridge services roughly 340 patients through its 2,200 square-mile service region, which […]

Bristol Hospice Goes All-In on De Novos

Bristol Hospice has been a prolific buyer in the hospice M&A market, but the company is now leaning heavily into its de novo strategy. The Salt Lake City-based hospice provider opened double-digit numbers of de novos last year with expectations of doing the same in 2024. Bristol Hospice, which is backed by the private equity […]

Longleaf Medical Director: Hospice Care Needs a Revolution 

A revolution is needed in hospice care, complete with a new mindset, updated care models and redesigned payment systems, Dr. Monisha Pujari, medical director for Longleaf Hospice, told Hospice News. Pujari maintains that the health care system is not effectively managing the lengthy decline that precedes mortality, and that hospices can do more for patients […]