NPHI Welcomes Coastal Hospice

The National Partnership for Healthcare and Hospice Innovation (NPHI), the national voice for not-for-profit hospice providers, welcomes Coastal Hospice as one of its newest members.

Coastal Hospice has more than 40 years of experience providing service to patients on Maryland’s Lower Eastern Shore. Notably, Coastal Hospice was formed because of a small, dedicated group of Salisbury-area residents that joined together to explore the potential for a local hospice. Shortly after, they were incorporated as a 501(c)3, which holds true today as their website states, “[n]o one is ever turned away, regardless of their ability to pay.”

“It’s truly an honor to collaborate with such influential organizations, like Coastal Hospice,” said Carole Fisher, NPHI President. “On behalf of the team at NPHI, I extend a warm welcome to our membership!”

Coastal Hospice provides traditional hospice services, counseling and grief support, and community resources to patients and their families. Those that receive care at Coastal Hospice, have access to an interdisciplinary expert team including doctors, nurses, hospice aides, medical social workers, on-call nurses, spiritual counselors, volunteers, physical and occupational therapists, and bereavement counselors.

“On behalf of Coastal Hospice, I am looking forward to collaborating on advocacy and education initiatives with other dedicated NPHI members,” said Monica Escalante.  Patients, families, and community members deserve a holistic and innovative approach to care, and I am grateful to be working to that goal together.”

NPHI looks forward to working with Coastal Hospice and continuing to advocate for high-quality, community-based, not-for-profit hospice, palliative, advanced illness care to patients throughout the nation.

The National Partnership for Healthcare and Hospice Innovation (NPHI) is a collaborative of 85+ 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