DHGE-CommonSpirit Health Social Work Fellowship to Include Hospice, Health Equity Training

As the hospice and palliative care workforce dwindles, some stakeholders are hard at work to develop career paths for staff in related disciplines, including social work. The workforce solutions provider Dignity Health Global Education (DHGE) is collaborating with CommonSpirit Health on a new Social Work Fellowship Program that will include training in hospice and palliative […]

How Hospice Labor Pressures Can Impact Regulatory Compliance

Industry-wide staffing woes are bleeding into hospices’ compliance programs. Many hospices are struggling not only operationally, but also financially to comply with regulations, according to Norbert Hudak, partner at in90Group, a Los Angeles-based business marketing and strategy development company. The company recently polled 100 home health and hospice executives on their biggest quality and compliance […]

Younger Generations of Hospice Workers Value Career Paths, Work-Life Balance

Hospices that are shaping their recruitment and retention strategies around work-life balance and career development have a fighting chance against competitors for sparse clinical staffing resources. As workforce shortages mount throughout the health care system, competition in the labor market has intensified. Hospices are increasingly competing with other health care providers for clinical staff as […]

Trinity Health Completes MercyOne Acquisition

Trinity Health has completed its acquisition of MercyOne Health, expanding its hospice footprint in Iowa. Financial terms of the deal were undisclosed. Trinity Health in April signed a definitive agreement with CommonSpirit Health to acquire MercyOne. CommonSpirit was born of a joint operating agreement between Trinity Health and Catholic Health Initiatives. “With MercyOne now fully […]

Contessa, Mount Sinai Unveil Expanded Home-Based Care Continuum

Contessa, a subsidiary of Amedisys Inc. (NASDAQ: AMED), and Mount Sinai Health System have expanded their joint venture to form a new entity offering a larger continuum of care, branded as “Mount Sinai at Home.” Tennessee-based Contessa first partnered with Mount Sinai in 2017 to provide hospital-at-home services. In 2021, their joint venture expanded to […]

Amedisys Subsidiary Contessa Going Full Speed Ahead on Palliative Care JVs

Hot on the heels of forming four palliative care-focused joint ventures, Contessa Health has several more in the works during the remainder of 2022. Contessa is a subsidiary of Amedisys, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMED), which announced its $250 million acquisition of the high-acuity home care company in June of last year. Since that time, Contessa has […]