The National Partnership for Healthcare and Hospice Innovation (NPHI), the national voice for not-for-profit, community integrated hospice providers, is proud to announce the addition of AuthoraCare Collective to its membership. Founded through the merger of Hospice and Palliative Care Center of Alamance-Caswell and Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro, AuthoraCare Collective is a 501c3 not-for-profit organization that has been serving patients and families in North Carolina since 1980.
“We are proud to welcome AuthoraCare Collective to the partnership,” said NPHI CEO Tom Koutsoumpas. “The unique history and experience of the AuthoraCare team will be critical in the movement to ensure accessible, high-quality and person-centered hospice and palliative care.”
AuthoraCare Collective offers patients comprehensive hospice and palliative care, advance care planning, caregiving support, veteran and illness specific care, as well as a specialized pediatric care program. Additionally, all patients and families are supported by an interdisciplinary team which includes an attending physician, hospice physician, registered nurses, hospices aides, volunteers, a social worker, a chaplain, and a bereavement counselor.
“Hospice and palliative care aren’t just about symptom management, but rather a holistic approach to caring for people and their families,” said AuthoraCare Collective President and CEO Kristen Yntema. “By integrating this standard into the broader healthcare continuum, we respond to the person – not the illness.”
NPHI looks forward to working with AuthoraCare Collective to advocate for high-quality, community-integrated, not-for-profit hospice, palliative, and advanced illness care for patients throughout the nation.
The National Partnership for Healthcare and Hospice Innovation (NPHI) is a collaborative of 75+ not-for-profit, community-integrated hospice and palliative care providers dedicated to ensuring patients and their families have access to care that reflects their individual goals, values, and preferences. Representing providers from 31 states and the District of Columbia, NPHI and its members help design more innovative and effective models of care, advocate for comprehensive and community-integrated care customized to meet each person’s unique needs, and build collaboration between national thought leaders, decision-makers, and other healthcare stakeholders to improve hospice care. Learn more about NPHI at nphi.info.
AuthoraCare Collective empowers people to be active participants in their care journey, enabling them to live on their own terms through personalized support for mind, body, and spirit. AuthoraCare’s full spectrum of programs supports patients of all ages, enabling them to be the author of their life story. As experts in palliative, hospice and advancing illness services, AuthoraCare Collective helps them author more moments that matter, regardless of the stage of their illness or condition. www.authoracare.org