Nursing Educator Shortage Contributing to Hospice Labor Pressures

When retiring hospice nurses are ready to pass the torch, often no one is there to take it. The same applies to instructors in nursing schools who could help replenish their ranks. A dearth of nursing educators is contributing to hospice workforce shortages, leading providers to compensate by expanding in-house training programs. Currently, nursing schools […]

Hospice Leaders: Dollars Alone Won’t Solve the Turnover Conundrum

Money isn’t everything when it comes to recruitment and retention. While compensation is an important factor for attracting and keeping staff, hospices need to consider other crucial aspects. Employee benefits, a career path, organizational culture and leadership engagement also weigh into workers’ decisions to join, stay or leave a hospice. Hospices should take a close […]

MJHS Hospice Settles Whistleblower Action for $5.225 Million

MJHS Hospice and Palliative Care in New York settled a whistleblower case against a former employee under the civil False Claims Act for $5.225 million. The hospice acknowledged resolution of the private citizen action filing in a statement shared with Hospice News. “The allegation was that medical record documentation for hospice levels of care for […]

Hospices Seek to Define Essential Services During Pandemic

Hospice leaders are adapting to limitations while supporting staff and volunteers as they face roadblocks to providing essential patient services. More than 40 states nationwide have issued stay-at-home orders prohibiting nonessential travel and closing businesses to minimize the exposure and spread of COVID-19. While hospice services are a vital part of the health care continuum, […]