National Partnership for Healthcare and Hospice Innovation Welcomes The Connecticut Hospice

WASHINGTON (April 6, 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 more than 121,000 people facing advanced illness and their families each day, welcomes The Connecticut Hospice as a new member.

Established in 1974, The Connecticut Hospice is coined as America’s first hospice. Since its launch, The Connecticut Hospice has played a significant role in setting the national standard for home and inpatient care in Connecticut and beyond, offering a licensed inpatient hospital, that provides inpatient hospice and palliative care, as well as hospice and palliative home care services.

“NPHI is proud to welcome The Connecticut Hospice to our member organization,” said Tom Koutsoumpas, NPHI’s CEO, “we look forward to having this esteemed organization join us as we further our commitment to be of service to all people in need of community-based, not-for-profit hospice, palliative and advanced illness care.”

The Connecticut Hospice is dedicated to its not-for-profit mission, offerings a multitude of services, including hospice care, palliative care, and respite care to patients and their families.

“The Connecticut Hospice welcomes the opportunity to work with other well respected mission-driven organizations,” said Barbara Pearce, Interim CEO of The Connecticut Hospice. “We share a common belief that every patient and family deserves outstanding care designed to address their individualized and unique needs.” The Connecticut Hospice’s comprehensive approach to hospice and palliative care includes a team of physicians, nurses, pharmacists, social workers, spiritual and pastoral care providers, art and music therapists, dieticians, artists, musicians, and trained volunteers working together with a common goal.

The Connecticut Hospice is currently led by Barbara L. Pearce, Interim CEO, Joseph Mooney, Interim Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer, alongside an elected Board of Directors, including Suzanne Lagarde, M.D., President, Thomas R. Candrick Jr., Secretary, and Harwood Comstock, Treasurer.

NPHI looks forward to collaborating with The Connecticut Hospice, continuing to advocate for community-based, not-for-profit providers of quality hospice, palliative and advanced illness care.

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