Thanacare CEO Michael Madison: Increased ACP Could Change the Health Care System

If more patients were to document their end-of-life wishes, it could effectively transform aspects of the nation’s health care system, generating cost savings and better outcomes, according to Minnesota-based physician Dr. Michael Madison. Madison is a neurovascular surgeon whose practice has focused on treating stroke and brain aneurysm. He is also the founder of the advance […]

Former Hospice Leaders Building National PACE Platform BoldAge

A group of former hospice and home health leaders have gone all-in on Programs for All-Inclusive Care of the Elderly (PACE) with the launch of an emerging company. New Jersey-headquartered BoldAge PACE is owned and operated by former Seasons Hospice and Palliative Care CEO Todd Stern, also a former AccentCare executive, and Dan Czermak, founder […]

HopeHealth’s Expanding Scope of Pediatric Hospice, Palliative Services

HopeHealth has been growing its pediatric hospice and supportive care service lines in recent years to address a range of unmet needs among seriously ill children and their families. The nonprofit health system serves Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts. HopeHealth provides home care, hospice, palliative and dementia care, as well as caregiver and grief support […]

Stoneridge Hospice Owner Rollie Seebert: Hospices Help Address the ‘Demographic Tsunami’

Arizona-based Stoneridge Hospice launched services in 2020 with an aim to address a swelling aging population’s growing need for end-of-life care. Building the foundation for quality hospice care delivery during a global pandemic came with hurdles that were difficult, but not impossible, to overcome, according to Rollie Seebert, owner and executive manager of Stoneridge Hospice. […]

Partners In Care Sets Sights on Service Diversification, Hospice-Pharmacy Partnership

Hospice providers need to evolve with their changing patient populations and the larger health care system, according to Greg Hagfors, CEO of Partners In Care. The Oregon-based hospice, palliative care and home health provider recently celebrated the 45th anniversary of its founding, which preceded the establishment of the Medicare Hospice Benefit. A group of volunteers […]

How Health Literacy, Education Influences Patients’ Hospice Experience

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! Providing education and fostering health literacy among the seriously ill, their families and surrogate decision makers is crucial to ensuring a positive patient experience in hospice care. This according to […]

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 […]