National Partnership for Healthcare and Hospice Innovation Elects Board Officers

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National Partnership for Healthcare and Hospice Innovation Elects Board Officers

[Washington, D.C.] (February 5, 2021) – The National Partnership for Healthcare and Hospice Innovation (NPHI), the national voice for not-for-profit hospice and palliative care providers that care for care more than 100,000 people facing advanced illness and their families each day, announced the election of Board Officers.

“Our Board of Directors is comprised of a dedicated team of program leaders who each bring unique strengths and perspectives that help guide NPHI in its mission to be the national voice for our not-for-profit hospice, palliative and advanced illness care member programs,” said NPHI CEO Tom Koutsoumpas. The new officers begin their two-year term effective January 1st, 2021. Congratulations to:

• Chair – Samira Beckwith, President & CEO, Hope Healthcare
• Vice Chair – Diana Franchitto, President & CEO, HopeHealth
• Secretary – Debbie Shumway, President & CEO, Hospice of the Valley
• Treasurer – Mary Ann Boccolini, President & CEO, Samaritan Healthcare and Hospice

NPHI is grateful for the Officers’ willingness to serve our members in this capacity. We would also like to thank Phil Marshall for his service as Chair these past two years along with Christy Whitney for her service as Board Secretary. Christy will continue to serve on the Board as Founder Emeritus.

“I’m honored to serve NPHI’s Board and Membership in this new role. As a longstanding member of NPHI, I have seen the power and mutual benefit of working collaboratively with other mission-driven hospice and advanced illness care programs across the country,” said incoming Chair Samira Beckwith, President & CEO, Hope Healthcare.

NPHI has been an active advocate for the availability of a crucial safety net for the sickest, most vulnerable patients that is evident through our community organizations. Amidst the pandemic, the organization has announced collaborations that will improve cardiac care at home, improve mental health support of healthcare workers, and made steps to address health disparities.

Find an NPHI Not-for-Profit Hospice Provider providing grief counseling in your area by calling, 844-GET-NPHI (438-6744).

About the National Partnership for Healthcare and Hospice Innovation
The National Partnership for Healthcare and Hospice Innovation (NPHI) is a collaborative of 70+ not-for-profit, community-integrated, hospice and palliative care providers from across the United States who play a unique role as a crucial safety net for the sickest, most vulnerable patients in the communities they serve. For more information, visit www.hospiceinnovations.org.

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