Trustbridge’s Brazzale: Demand Rising for Pediatric Hospice

As the public and clinicians learn more about the benefits of hospice and palliative care, demand is rising to serve patients outside of the senior population that tends to receive the most hospice care. This includes pediatric patients. Florida hospice care provider Trustbridge has seen the number of pediatric patients it serves increase four-to-six fold […]

Hospice CEO Christopher Kerr Seeks New Understanding of the Dying Process

Christopher Kerr, M.D., CEO and chief medical officer of Hospice & Palliative Care Buffalo, has been spearheading research that examines the death experience from the perspective of the patient. The research has uncovered previously unrecognized aspects of the dying process, including vivid dreams that feature the patient’s deceased loved ones. A body of work is […]

Michael Brady Tapped as Hospice of the Chesapeake CEO

The board of directors of Maryland-based Hospice of the Chesapeake has selected Michael Brady as the organization’s president and CEO. Brady previously served as the organization’s chief financial officer. Brady has been interim CEO for the hospice since the departure of his predecessor Ben Marcantonio, who stepped down to take over as chief operating officer […]

Hope Healthcare CEO Samira Beckwith: Hospice Can Shape the Future of Health Care

The National Partnership for Healthcare and Hospice Innovation (NPHI) has named its new board chair: Samira Beckwith, president and CEO of Florida-based hospice provider Hope Healthcare. As Beckwith told Hospice News, value-based payment models will be a primary focus in 2021 and beyond as the future of end-of-life and serious illness care evolves and a […]

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, […]

CFO Phenneger: ST. Croix Hospice Poised for Steady Growth

Stephen Phenneger has been named president and CFO of St. Croix Hospice, where he has served as acting CFO since March. Phenneger was acting CFO during the sale of St. Croix to the private equity firm H.I.G. Capital by previous owner the Vistria Group, a Chicago- based investment firm. He previously served as executive vice president […]

WellSky CEO Miller: Hospice Will Evolve With Interoperability, Analytics

Emerging technologies such as predictive analytics and interoperable electronic medical records (EMR) will become an essential part of how hospices and other providers do business, particularly as the system moves closer to value-based payment models, according to Bill Miller, board chairman and CEO of the post-acute technology company WellSky. WellSky is jointly owned by two […]

NHPCO VP: Be Ready for More Federal Scrutiny

A 40-year veteran of the hospice community, Judi Lund Person, is the vice president for regulatory and compliance for the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization. She actively works with the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to ensure that hospice has a seat at the table when policy and payment decisions are […]

Hospice Leaders’ 2021 Predictions: Industry Change is Accelerating

In the midst of sweeping industry-wide change, hospices are still contending with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic that has affected almost every aspect of their businesses. As this difficult year comes to a close, hospice leaders are looking ahead to 2021 with their minds on leveraging the expansion of telehealth, encouraging equitable access to care, industry […]