Hospice, Home Health Providers ‘Squeezing Turnips’ Competing for Clinical Staff

Hospice and home health care providers’ recruitment and retention strategies have narrowed their focus on workers’ key priorities, with organizational culture among the heaviest hitters on their lists. Amid workforce shortages, hospice and home health providers are often at a disadvantage when it comes to competing with other health care organizations that can have greater […]

Breaking Down Costs, ROIs of Hospice-Death Doula Partnerships

Some hospices that have layered end-of-life doulas (EOLDs) into their workforce are seeing a return on these investments in various forms – including quality outcomes, retention and care continuity. Among the largest benefits of investing in doula workers is that these professionals can help hospices address unmet needs among terminally ill patients and their families, […]

Death Doulas, Community Health Workers Collaborations Can Aid Hospices, But Resources Are Scarce

End-of-life doulas (EOLDs) and community health workers can add an additional layer of support that can help hospices improve connections and outcomes among patients and families. However, building these collaborations has come with financial barriers. EOLDs have had a growing presence in the serious illness and end-of-life care space, but their services are not reimbursed […]

St. Croix’s Strategic Executive Moves; NHPCO’s Ben Marcantonio Named Goodwin Living’s Board VP

Shake Ups in St. Croix’s Executive Level St. Croix Hospice recently made changes to its executive team. The changes are intended to support the organization’s future growth. St. Croix provides hospice to nearly 4,000 patients daily across the Midwest. The hospice provider operates 60 locations in 10 states.  The hospice promoted Eric Lewis to chief […]