May 18, 2021
Last week, Modern Healthcare published a list of the best places to work in healthcare. To our delight, of the 150 companies and organizations to be named “Best Places to Work in Healthcare in 2021,” seven were members of the National Partnership for Healthcare and Hospice Innovation (NPHI). These were Care Dimensions, Carolina Caring, Four Seasons, HopeWest, Nathan Adelson Hospice, Teleios Collaborative Network, and Yolo Hospice.
“While we believe all our members offer terrific places to work, we extend a special congratulations to these seven,” said Tom Koutsoumpas, CEO of NPHI. “We also thank Modern Healthcare for their thoughtful recognition of the unique contributions of not-for-profit hospice and palliative care providers.”
A little background on the winners:
- Care Dimensions started as a small volunteer program and has flourished into the largest, most highly skilled hospice in Massachusetts. Care Dimensions is led by CEO Patricia Ahern, herself recognized as a pioneer in the nation’s hospice movement
- Carolina Caring is led by CEO David Cook and was established during the early stages of formalized end-of-life care. Carolina Caring has been recognized by Modern Healthcare in 2019 and 2020, as well as acknowledged regionally due to their use of technology, maintenance of industry standards, and satisfied family surveys.
- Four Seasons Hospice, led by Millicent Burke Sinclair, is a nationally respected, award-winning palliative and hospice care non-profit organization. Currently serving more than 10,0000 patients in Western North Carolina, Four Seasons is committed to serving the community through its mission of “co-creating the care experience”.
- HopeWest serves western Colorado with a community-wide vision that is made possible with their staff of 375 and more than 1,300 committed volunteers. HopeWest is led by CEO Christy Whitney.
- Nathan Adelson Hospice is the oldest, largest, and only not-for-profit hospice in Southern Nevada. It offers inpatient care, homecare, counseling, and palliative care to the more than 4,000 patients that receive care during a typical year. Nathan Adelson Hospice is led by CEO Karen Rubel. Former CEO Carole Fisher now serves as President of NPHI.
- Founded in 2017, Teleios Collaborative Network (TCN) is a not-for-profit organization and integrated network that shares industry best practices, information, and resources with its member organizations. TCN is led by CEO Chris Comeaux. Currently serving members in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Louisiana, and Texas, TCN was founded by NPHI members Four Seasons, Carolina Caring, Caldwell Hospice and Mountain Valley Hospice & Palliative Care.
- Finally, Yolo Hospice, led by CEO Craig Dresang, is a champion of providing expert and compassionate hospice care, bereavement support, and educational initiatives while supporting diverse cultures within their community since 1995.
All organizations included in Modern Healthcare’s ranking on the Best Places list will be celebrated at the 2021 Best Places to Work in Healthcare awards gala taking place on September 16 at the Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel Chicago. Information on the award gala and conference is available here.
The National Partnership for Healthcare and Hospice Innovation (NPHI) is a collaborative of 70+ 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. www.nphi.info