NPHI Welcomes By the Bay Health to its National Membership

[WASHINGTON D.C., January 23, 2024] – The National Partnership for Healthcare and Hospice Innovation (NPHI) is proud to announce By the Bay Health as its newest member, expanding its network of over 100 not-for-profit advanced illness, hospice, and palliative care providers.

By the Bay Health, a result of the merger between Mission Hospice & Home Care, Hope Hospice, and By the Bay Health, has been a leader in compassionate home-based health care since its inception in 1975. The organization, born out of the pioneering Hospice of Marin, was the first hospice in California and the second in the U.S. Now serving all nine counties in the San Francisco Bay Area, By the Bay Health is dedicated to providing the highest quality care and ensuring health equity for all patients.

With a multidisciplinary Care Team approach, By the Bay Health offers outstanding palliative/comfort care and skilled home health care. Their commitment to the unique and diverse needs of the San Francisco Bay Area communities is reinforced through strong partnerships with local health organizations and affiliations with UCSF Health.

“We are delighted to welcome By the Bay Health to the NPHI Family,” stated Tom Koutsoumpas, NPHI CEO. “As one of the original hospice and palliative care providers in the United States, By the Bay Health brings a wealth of experience to NPHI that will help ensure patients across the nation receive the highest quality compassionate care that they deserve.”

As a not-for-profit, community-based organization, By the Bay Health ensures that outstanding care is accessible to everyone, regardless of their ability to pay. Donor-supported programs include caregiving grants, bereavement services, pediatric hospice care, and the annual youth grief support retreat, By the Bay Camp.

“By the Bay Health welcomes the opportunity to work with other respected mission-driven organizations that are members of NPHI,” said Skelly Wingard, CEO of By the Bay Health. “We look forward to exchanging ideas, sharing best practices, and collaborating on building more advanced models of care for hospice patients and families.”

The National Partnership for Healthcare and Hospice Innovation looks forward to collaborating closely with By the Bay Health, leveraging its expertise and commitment to championing the values of compassionate and patient-centered care on a national scale.