‘Suncoast’ Film Points a Lens at Hospice Families’ Experience

The recently released independent feature film, “Suncoast,” tells the story of a teenage girl and her mother wrestling with the approaching death of their sibling and son, respectively. The film is based on director Laura Chinn’s personal experience as her brother Max received inpatient care at the Suncoast Hospice Care Center, an actual facility operated […]

Pathways Hospice Achieves Design Excellence with Inpatient Center

When leaders at Colorado-based Pathways Hospice sat down to design its first standalone inpatient center, they sought to build a facility that embodied the core values of hospice care — an interdisciplinary approach that includes care for both the patient and the family. Pathways, and its center, was among the recipients of this year’s Architecture […]

Unity Hospice and Palliative Care Expands General Inpatient Care

Unity Hospice and Palliative Care of Greater Houston has unveiled a five-year general inpatient (GIP) service agreement with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) Health. The hospice will provide GIP care across the health system’s four hospitals. UTMB Health’s service region includes 10 cities in Texas. Among the driving forces behind the service agreement […]

Community Collaborates to Support Reopening of Allina Health’s Hospice House

Communities in southern Minnesota are working to help Allina Health find a sustainable path forward following the recent closure of its inpatient hospice facility. Minneapolis-based Allina Health built the Homestead Hospice House in 2005, which served both Owatonna and Steele county communities in the state before recently shuttering. The nonprofit health system’s inpatient center provided […]

As Inpatient Hospice Doors Swing Open, Others Slam Shut Nationwide

Patient preferences are trending towards home-based hospice care, leaving some inpatient facilities between a rock and a hard place. Meanwhile, other hospices diversify and expand their inpatient service capabilities. MercyOne Shutters Hospice House in Iowa MercyOne has closed its Iowa-based hospice center due to economic headwinds. The health system will no longer offer inpatient services […]

Suncoast Hospice of Hillsborough Unveils New Inpatient Unit

Florida-based Suncoast Hospice of Hillsborough, an Empath Health affiliate, has opened a new inpatient unit within Tampa’s St. Joseph’s Hospital. St. Joseph’s is part of the BayCare Health System and has been one of the hospice’s largest referral partners when it comes to general inpatient care, according to Kerry Hoerner, Empath Health’s Chief Hospice Officer. […]

OpusCare Launches New Inpatient Hospice Center

OpusCare of Florida recently opened a new inpatient hospice facility near the state’s southern tip. OpusCare received a greenlight to launch the center from the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA), which awarded the organization a certificate of need for Miami-Dade and Monroe counties. This made the facility the first freestanding hospice center in […]

St. Francis Reflections Lifestage Care Launches New Florida Inpatient Hospice Center

Florida-based St. Francis Reflections Lifestage Care recently opened a new inpatient hospice care center inside the Melbourne Regional Medical Center. A swelling demand for hospice in the community spurred the unit’s development. The new 10-bed inpatient unit is located on the second floor of the medical facility and features a home-like environment for patients and […]

New Inpatient Unit Expands AMOREM’s Reach to Rural Patients

North-Carolina based AMOREM is building a new inpatient hospice care unit in the Blue Ridge Mountain region. The move is in response to a rising need for these services among rural-based patients and families.  The new seven-bed inpatient unit will be in a 9,000-square-foot facility located in the High Country area of North Carolina. Each […]

Hospice of Medina County Re-Opens Inpatient Unit Closed Due to Pandemic

Ohio-based HMC Hospice of Medina County, an affiliate of Hospice of the Western Reserve, will re-open its inpatient facility effective Jan 17. The unit had closed in June 2020 due to concerns stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic. The closure took place amid other cost-cutting and safety-related measures as the hospice contended with the scarcity and […]