Hospice C-Suite Shakeups at Alive, Angela, Trinity; New Day Taps Strategic Executive

Alive Hospice Names New CEO Alive Hospice has tapped Kerry Hamilton as its new president and CEO. Hamilton takes the helm at the Nashville-based nonprofit hospice after previously serving as principal of the health care consulting firm Ten26 Health Group. He brings more than 20 years of hospice management experience, including roles such as Hospice […]

Anatomy of Hospice Grief Camps for Children

Training staff and volunteers to provide developmentally-appropriate grief support is among the key parts of operating summer camp programs for children and adolescents suffering a recent loss. Whether rolling out summer grief camps for the first time or innovating these programs throughout the course of several decades, hospices need a firm grasp around the different […]

Alive Hospice CEO Steps Down After Board Quashes Rumored Sale

After nearly four years at the helm, Alive Hospice President and CEO Kimberly Goessele has decided to step down. Her departure closely follows an announcement that a rumored sale of the hospice would not take place. Goessele has led the Nashville-based nonprofit hospice since October 2019. During her tenure, the organization faced not only a […]

Alive Hospice Not for Sale, but ‘Significant Investment’ Required to Sustain Operations

After weighing the decision for several months, Nashville-based nonprofit Alive Hospice will not be sold. Workforce shortages, rising care delivery costs, reimbursements shifts and widespread consolidation were the main reasons that a potential sale was on the table, according to Alive Hospice’s board of directors. The organization will remain a nonprofit hospice, they indicated. “The […]

Alive Hospice Execs: Reports of For-Profit Sale Purely Speculative

Nashville-based Alive Hospice recently responded to speculation that the nonprofit will sell its operations to a for-profit company, a move that has sparked cries of opposition within the local community. A spate of news reports have indicated that Alive Hospice may be up for sale to a publicly traded for-profit entity. In the midst of […]

Charter Healthcare Shakes Up Executive Team with New CEO, COO

California-based post-acute care company Charter Healthcare Group has tapped Cheryl Lovell to become its new CEO and Anna-Gene O’Neal as the company’s first chief operating officer. Charter, a portfolio company of Pharos Capital Group, provides hospice, home health, complex care management and palliative care services to nearly 13,000 patients in eight states. “We are excited […]

Telehealth Promises Greatest ROI on Hospice Technology Investment

Leveraging technology during the coronavirus pandemic has kept providers connected with patients and their families from a distance. Despite unknowns regarding the future of telehealth regulations, hospice providers expect those systems to yield the highest return on investment when it comes to technology. Nearly half of respondents (47%) of the 2021 Hospice Industry Outlook Report […]

Alive Hospice Doubles Telemedicine Presence

Nashville-based Alive Hospice expanded the scale of its telemedicine programming as tornadoes and the coronavirus pandemic took the area by storm this spring. Technology has become an essential tool for many providers to continue caring for hospice patient populations at highest risk of coronavirus infection. Alive Hospice launched the Henry Hooker Alive Connect telehospice program […]

Hospice Employees Need Cybersecurity Training

Health care organizations, hospices included, continue to be prime targets for hackers and other cybercriminals, leading to data breaches that disclose protected health information and cause potentially huge financial losses. Despite the risks, most health care providers do not have adequate protections in place, according to a new report by cybersecurity watchdog Kapersky.   The average […]