Seven Oaks Health Appoints New President, CMO

Big Bend Hospice has appointed new c-suite leaders for its newly formed parent company, Seven Oaks Health, which oversees its palliative care arm. The nonprofit has tapped Jon Wood to become president of Seven Oaks Health. Previously, he was COO of Big Bend Hospice. Big Bend has also promoted its medical director, Dr. Deborah Morris, to […]

Big Bend Hospice, Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare Plan to Build Value-Based Network, Offer Palliative Care

A new collaboration for transitional care between Florida-based Big Bend Hospice (BBH) and the Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare (TMH) system has more going on behind the scenes. Big Bend, a nonprofit provider, in 2021 formed a new parent company called Seven Oaks Health. TMH has entered into an affiliation agreement with Seven Oaks Health, as the […]

Big Bend Hospice, Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare Launch Transitional Care Partnership

Florida-based Big Bend Hospice and the Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare system are partnering to provide transitional care to seriously and terminally ill patients. The initiative is designed to ensure smooth and effective transitions of care and to prevent patients from slipping through the cracks in a fragmented health care system. The partnership establishes a network of […]

Big Bend Hospice Launches New Hospital-Based Inpatient Unit

Florida-based Big Bend Hospice has unveiled a new inpatient hospice unit on the third floor of Tallahassee Memorial Hospital (TMH). Dubbed the First Commerce Center for Compassionate Care, the unit is designed to expand end-of-life services to a mostly rural eight-county service area in Florida, where Big Bend has operated for more than 40 years. […]

Hospice Worker, Patient Safety Concerns Impact Access in Underserved Communities

Employee and patient safety concerns represent a barrier to hospice care among underserved, urban communities, particularly those with higher crime rates. Seniors in high-crime communities are often disproportionately impacted by the hazardous conditions of their neighborhoods, including the seriously and terminally ill. An “unhealthy” neighborhood yields dysfunction, imbalance and uncertainty, which can create barriers to […]

Palliative Care’s Biggest Growing Pains

Strains on reimbursement, referrals and staffing represent the biggest obstacles to palliative care providers’ viability and growth. It takes time to build up the payment, referral and workforce resources needed to support a sustainable palliative care program, according to Dr. Stephen Goldfine, chief medical officer at Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice. The New Jersey-based nonprofit offers […]

‘A Big Part of Our Future’: As the Case for Palliative Care Builds, New Programs Launch

New research is carving out the case for palliative care investment as more hospices dive into this growing market. A recently published study from Scientific Reports found that cancer patients who received palliative care services required 38% fewer emergency department visits and saw 56% fewer hospital admissions than those who did not. Additionally, the palliative […]

Paradigm Founder Retires; Crossroads Names New VP of Business Development

Paradigm Health CEO and founder retires After nearly a decade at the helm of Paradigm Living Concepts LLC (Paradigm Health), President and CEO Jeff Jarecki is stepping into retirement. Michelle Pickering will take the reins of the Indiana-based hospice and palliative care provider. Jarecki founded Indiana-based Paradigm Health in 2013. The company cares for more […]