Latest Hospice Savannah Stories

2011-09-27 13:00:00

During her 15 years as a Pathways Hospice volunteer, Jo Darius has shared her musical, organizational, and interpersonal skills. A resident of Los Altos, California, she will be honored by Pathways Hospice at the 21st Annual One from the Heart Awards Breakfast for her volunteer service to hospice patients. Sunnyvale, California (PRWEB) September 27, 2011 Jo Darius, a resident of Los Altos, will be honored by Pathways Hospice at the 21st Annual One from the Heart Awards Breakfast on October...

2011-08-10 00:00:31

Hospice of Scotland County has been using Allscripts Homecare solution for clinical and scheduling needs for over ten years. They were interested in further automation and reduction of the paperwork required to document home care visits. The new electronic visit verification technologies from CellTrak were selected to be implemented. Hospice of Scotland County selected BlackBerry smartphone devices from Research in Motion (RIM) running on the Alltel network. Schaumburg, IL (PRWEB) August 09,...

2011-07-26 07:45:00

Win Affirms All That Hospice Care has Contributed to Healthcare ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --From a field that began with 64 contestants in four major categories - People, Companies, Innovations, and Events - Hospice Care won Modern Healthcare's Big Impact Tournament. Hospice Care defeated the Institute for Healthcare Improvement in the final round by a nearly 3-to-1 margin as having had the biggest impact on the healthcare delivery system over the past 35...

2011-07-12 12:47:00

Strategic Partnership Optimizes End-of-Life Care COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., July 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Proposed healthcare reform in the United States will significantly impact how healthcare is provided and funded for millions of Americans. A new strategic partnership between Pikes Peak Hospice & Palliative Care (PPHPC) and Penrose-St. Francis Health Services in Colorado Springs and the opening of the new hospice inpatient unit is improving the way the two organizations...

2011-06-16 08:30:00

DETROIT, June 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- An estimated 35,000 Michigan residents are eligible for covered hospice care and don't know it. As a result, caring for them falls to their families, loved ones and other caregivers and places an enormous burden on them. Hospice of Michigan (HOM), the state's oldest and largest provider of hospice services, today introduced "The Caregiver Kit" to guide patients and their caregivers in determining whether hospice care is the right option and to...

2011-05-16 16:12:00

SALT LAKE CITY, May 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Ensign Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ENSG), announced today that an Ensign subsidiary has acquired Symbii Home Health and Hospice, a well-regarded home health and hospice agency based in Sandy, Utah, with branch offices in the cities of Layton and Orem, Utah. The acquisition was effective as of May 15, 2011. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20071213/LATH168LOGO) "We are pleased with the growth and development of our home health and...

2011-04-01 16:23:00

CMS decision to enforce rules has dire consequences for homebound patients WASHINGTON, April 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Val J. Halamandaris, president of The National Association for Home Care and Hospice (NAHC), issued the following statement in response to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' (CMS) decision to not delay the implementation of the "face-to-face encounter" requirements in order to receive home care under Medicare: "This is a sad day for millions of...

2011-03-07 08:18:00

NHPCO releases data showing devastating impact of cuts ALEXANDRIA, Va., March 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An independent study focusing on the projected margins of the hospice community found that, as a result of two recent cuts to Medicare reimbursement, the first regulatory and the second statutory, the overall median Medicare profit margin for the hospice community could decrease from 2 percent in 2008 to -14 percent by 2019. Further, analysis concludes that 88 percent of...

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