Diversity Initiatives, COVID-19 Vaccines Top 2021 Hospice Concerns

COVID-19 vaccinations and diversity initiatives will be among the top priorities for hospice providers during 2021, according to an Axxess survey of home-based care providers. About 22% of the thousands of respondents were hospices. Dallas-based Axxess is a technology provider to more than 7,000 home health, home care and hospice organizations serving upwards of 2 […]

Heartland Hospice Expands in Minnesota

Heartland Hospice has opened a de novo location in Mankato, Minn., which will serve four counties in the south central region of that state. Heartland is a subsidiary of ProMedica Senior Care. Parent company ProMedica provides hospice, home health and also includes a network of 13 hospitals, 2,600 physicians, a health plan, 400 skilled nursing and […]

Hospices Step Up to Vaccinate Staff for COVID-19

Hospices are facing a flurry of challenges as the first wave of coronavirus vaccines rolls out across the United States. With distribution processes varying from state to state, hospices nationwide are implementing diverse methodologies as the impacts of COVID-19 vaccination processes reach into operations and bottom lines. Vaccinations began Dec. 14 across the country as […]

Aida Matic Named VP of Development at Houston Hospice

Houston Hospice in Texas has appointed Aida Matic as its new vice president of development and community engagement. She comes to the company from Tidewell Hospice in Florida.  Matic worked for 10 years at Tidewell, a subsidiary of Stratum Health. Most recently she served as vice president of philanthropy, having risen through the ranks from […]

Amedisys Expecting Strong Growth in Chronic Illness Care

Amedisys Inc. (NASDAQ: AMED) foresees strong growth moving forward, fed by demographic tailwinds and a greater shift of health care towards the home, which has been accelerated by COVID-19. A key strategy for the company as more chronically ill seniors age into Medicare is the build up of ancillary services such as personal care and […]

Idaho’s First Pediatric Home Health & Hospice Opens Its Doors

Idaho’s first pediatric clinic to provide in-home and hospice care has opened, expanding end-of-life and serious illness care to a wider and younger breadth of patient populations and their families in the “gem state.” Though seniors receive most of the hospice care in the United States, a rising tide of hospice providers are focusing on […]

NPHI: Vaccine Roll Out Needs New Approach

Vaccine distribution to hospice and other health care providers has been lacking and stakeholders must take action to address supply chain problems, according to Tom Koutsoumpas, CEO of Capital Caring Health and the National Partnership for Hospice Innovation (NPHI). NPHI called on policymakers at the state and federal levels to address inconsistencies.  Three large drugmakers […]

Hospice of the Western Reserve Boosts COVID Resilience Via JVs, Partnerships

After hitting some financial setbacks due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Cleveland, Ohio-based Hospice of the Western Reserve plans to leverage joint ventures and collaborative partnerships to fuel growth. Hospice of the Western Reserve is among the many hospices nationwide that has been pummeled by financial blows of the coronavirus pandemic. Economic fallout from COVID-19 was […]

St. Croix Opens Nebraska De Novo

St. Croix Hospice has launched a de novo location in Norfolk, Nebraska, extending the company’s footprint into the northeastern region of that state. St. Croix is a portfolio company of the private equity firm H.I.G. Capital. St. Croix has been on a solid growth trajectory during 2020 and into this year. The company expanded last […]

Fostering Hospice Staff Resilience During COVID-19

The coronavirus pandemic has taken a heavy toll on hospice staff since its onset. From clinical to back-office operations, the weight of overwhelmed and understaffed teams has added strain to an already burned out and shrinking workforce. Providing care and support to staff will remain a priority as hospice leaders learn lessons from COVID-19. Putting […]