NPHI Welcomes Northern Illinois Hospice

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

As the region’s first hospice provider and one of the first 50 hospice providers in the nation, Northern Illinois Hospice has over 40 years of experience serving patients. Since the organization was founded, Northern Illinois Hospice has prioritized delivering extraordinary, compassionate care to patients and their families. Over the decades, they have expanded their reach to families in Winnebago, Boone, Stephenson, DeKalb, Ogle, and western McHenry counties.

“NPHI is proud to welcome Northern Illinois Hospice to our member organization!” said Tom Koutsoumpas, NPHI CEO. “Their commitment to putting families first resonates with me deeply, and I look forward to collaborating with the full team in the future.”

One of the key values of Northern Illinois Hospice is honoring patients, which is fulfilled by their expert team meeting a variety of unique patient needs, including physical, emotional, and spiritual. Coupled with this is their expansive support for caregivers, including instruction and advice, family support, and bereavement services.

“Northern Illinois Hospice welcomes the opportunity to work other respected, mission-driven organizations as part of NPHI,” said Lisa Novak, chief executive officer of Northern Illinois Hospice. “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 Northern Illinois 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