NPHI Welcomes Hospice and Community Care

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

Hospice and Community Care is a mission-driven organization that provides quality palliative end-of-life care in addition to support systems for the patients’ loved ones. With roots dating back to the 1970’s, the hospice has grown to include a variety of services which include care at home, in senior facilities, at hospitals or at the Bob Fryer & Family Inpatient Center. The organization manages a team of more than 400 employees and more than 1,000 volunteers, in addition to providing palliative, supportive and hospice care for more than 550 patients and their families each day.

“NPHI is thrilled to extend a warm welcome to Hospice and Community Care,” said Tom Koutsoumpas, NPHI CEO. “I resonate with their belief that each individual has the right to die pain-free and with dignity. I sincerely look forward to making that a reality alongside our committed NPHI members.”

Hospice and Community Care takes a team-oriented approach to expert medical care, pain management and emotional and spiritual support expressly tailored to the patient’s needs and wishes. As part of their mission, the organization ensures that each patient receives dignity in their treatment, and that their families receive all necessary bereavement support.

“Hospice & Community Care welcomes the opportunity to work with other respected mission-driven organizations that are a part of NPHI,” said Steve Knaub, President & CEO, Hospice & Community Care. “We look forward to exchanging ideas, sharing best practices, and building more advanced models of care for hospice patients and families.”

NPHI looks forward to working with Hospice and Community Care 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 almost 100 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 36 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