New Directors at Iowa River, Home Health of the Ozarks; C-Suite Shifts at Elara Caring, VIA Health

Home Health of the Ozarks and Hospice of Care Names New Director Missouri-based Texas County Memorial Hospital (TCMH) has appointed Cheryl Maley, registered nurse, as new director of Home Health of the Ozarks and Hospice of Care. Maley joined the hospital system’s home health department in 2012 as a certified nurse assistant, later becoming a […]

The Hot Take: Empassion Health’s Nicole McCann-Davis Discusses Health Equity Issues Percolating in Palliative Care

Palliative care providers have a limited window into the disparities plaguing underserved populations when it comes to access and awareness of their serious illness care options, according to Nicole McCann-Davis, vice president of communications and chief health equity officer at Empassion Health. Palliative Care News recently sat down with McCann-Davis to discuss the scope of […]

AccentCare, Memorial Hermann Health System JV ‘Throws Gauntlet’ into Home Health, Hospice

Dallas-headquartered AccentCare is forming a joint venture with Houston-based Memorial Hermann Health System. Through the JV, the two health care organizations are combining their home health and hospice operations in south Texas to form a new entity. AccentCare will take the lead on managing the home-based care business. Joining forces will allow the organizations’ to […]

Hospice News’ Top 10 Stories of 2022

In 2022, the hospice community laid the groundwork for a transformational 2023. This year saw industry-changing acquisitions, some of the worst labor headwinds to date, the return of sequestration and a sometimes volatile national economy. During late 2021 and 2022, the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) developed new approaches for enforcing hospice […]

AccentCare, LHC Group, VITAS Execs: Care Continuum Sprawl Central to Hospice’s Growth

Expansion across the care continuum is a key to sustainable growth for hospices, according to executives from some of the industry’s largest companies. The hospice industry has been ripe for growth in recent years, plucking the interest of investors from all walks. Hospices have dug deep into the roots of their growth strategies as competition […]

HAP Foundation Launches to Research and Advance Hospice, Palliative Care

The HAP Foundation has officially begun operations. The foundation is an independent, nonprofit hospice and palliative care research and advocacy organization. The foundation aims to identify and address gaps in the health care continuum to help improve the quality of life for the seriously and terminally ill. It will serve as a hospice and palliative […]

AccentCare CMO Loengard: Palliative Care a ‘Huge Opportunity’

Home-based care provider AccentCare has been busy since its merger with Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care, exploring new technologies and care delivery strategies, as well as expanding business lines. The two companies merged in early 2021 with designs on building a seamless care continuum in the home setting and recently unified all of its business […]

AccentCare Prioritizing Trauma-Informed Hospice Care

Surviving a traumatic event has psychological and physiological repercussions that can follow an individual for the rest of their life, right up until their final days. Recognizing this, post-acute health care provider AccentCare has made a company-wide push to integrate trauma-informed care into their services and staff support programs. While confronting their mortality is inherently […]

AccentCare De Novo to Build D.C. Hospice Presence, Fill Access for Gaps Underserved

AccentCare has received a certificate of need to provide home-based hospice services in the greater District of Columbia. The company anticipates that the expansion will help address a service gap among underserved populations and increase health equity in the region.  AccentCare will plant roots with an office in Washington, D.C. ‘s Ward 7, already providing […]

AccentCare Unifies Seven Brands Under Single Identity

AccentCare is unifying all of its business lines under the company’s main brand. This includes six subsidiaries as well as Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care. AccentCare and Seasons merged in Dec. 2020. The following brands are now consolidated under the AccentCare name: Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care, Sta-Home, Gareda, HRS, Texas Home Health, Southeastern Health […]