NPHI Welcomes Novant Health Hospice

The National Partnership for Healthcare and Hospice Innovation (NPHI), the national voice for not-for-profit hospice providers, welcomes Novant Health Hospice as its newest member.

Established in 1997, Novant Health is a world-class leader in healthcare, operating a four-state integrated network of physician clinics, outpatient centers, and hospitals. Novant Health Hospice operates three comfort-oriented care inpatient hospice facilities in Charlotte, Matthews, and Salisbury, North Carolina.

“I admire and appreciate Novant Health Hospice’s mission to provide palliative care with dignity, respect, and compassion,” said Tom Koutsoumpas, NPHI CEO.  “Their commitment to providing physical, emotional, and spiritual support to patients and families during their toughest moments is inspiring.”

Novant Health Hospice offers a homelike environment for short-term comfort care to patients and families. Their services include routine nursing visits, personal care needs, social work visits for counseling and advocacy, 24/7 on-call service, and bereavement support. Their in-house care team includes a hospice physician, nurse, nursing assistant, chaplain, grief counselor, and volunteer.

“Novant Health Hospice is proud to be joining this world-class organization to ensure that we are not only continuing to provide the best possible end-of-life care possible, but that remain active in patient advocacy and hospice innovation fronts across the nation,” said Kimberly Parker Darden, Senior Director for Hospice and Palliative Care Services at Novant Health.

NPHI looks forward to working with Novant Health 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 80+ 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