Where Hospices Are Investing Their 2024 Recruitment, Retention Dollars

In case you missed it, Hospice News has launched a new specialty publication for palliative care professionals. You can subscribe to Palliative Care News here: Subscribe today! As hospices zero in on their investments in staff engagement and operational efficiencies, organizational culture is becoming a higher priority. Hospices nationwide are taking varied approaches around how they fuel […]

Quality, Culture Are Watchwords for Hospices in 2024

Amid intensified regulatory scrutiny, staffing headwinds and shifts towards value-based care, hospices need to ensure that they’ve made a strong commitment to quality and to foster a positive workplace culture, according to hospice leaders. Though many hospices have seen staffing volumes improve, competition for clinicians remains high and has providers grappling for ways to gain […]

California Hospice Network: State Falls Short in Curbing Potential Malfeasance

The continued licensing of new hospices in California despite a moratorium is “deeply disturbing and frustrating,” the California Hospice Network (CHN) indicated in a statement. The practice is undermining efforts to combat hospice fraud, which has been rampant in California according to media and state government investigations. In 2021, the state enacted two hospice reform […]

Proposed California Bill Aims For $25 Health Care Worker Minimum Wage

Recently proposed legislation in California may raise minimum wages to $25 per hour among health care workers in the state. Sen. Maria Elena Durazo (D-Calif.) recently introduced a bill that would establish five separate minimum wage schedules for health care employees. If enacted, the bill would instill incremental payroll hikes among workers during the next […]

Hospice of the Foothills Joins California Hospice Network

Hospice of the Foothills of Nevada County has joined the California Hospice Network, a regional collaborative of nonprofit providers. Though each California Hospice Network member remains a distinct, independent organization, the partnership enables the hospices to collaborate on best practices and improve efficiency through cost sharing and shared services. Hospice of the Foothills launched in […]

YoloCares Breaks Down Barriers to Equitable Access Among Underserved Tribal, Rural Communities

A community-based research project launched by California-based YoloCares has revealed that a lack of culturally appropriate educational opportunities is fueling hospice disparities among two underserved groups – Native American populations and rural patients. The hospice and palliative care provider launched a three-year community health needs assessment initiative aimed at better understanding the barriers of access […]

Sangre de Cristo Taps New CEO, YoloCares Names Palliative Care Director

New CEO Takes Reigns at Sangre de Cristo Community Care Colorado-based Sangre de Cristo Community Care named Melinda Egging as its new CEO. Egging will oversee operations of the hospice, home health and palliative care organization. This marks her return to the organization. She served as director of compliance for Sangre de Cristo Hospice & […]

Health Systems Expanding Into Hospice Could Disrupt Competitive Playing Field

As health and hospital systems show a growing interest in home-based care, the competitive landscape for hospices could change — both in terms of market share and staff recruitment. A leading concern is that hospices will see dips in their referral streams, admissions and ultimately their bottom lines, according to YoloCares CEO Craig Dresang. “In […]