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SUMMIT HEALTHCARE REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER AND COMPASSUS LAUNCH INNOVATIVE PALLIATIVE CARE PROGRAM
June 16, 2014

SHOW LOW, AZ – Summit Healthcare Regional Medical Center announced today its partnership with industry leading, community-based hospice provider, Hospice Compassus, to launch Compassus Palliative Care.


HOSPICE COMPASSUS TO HOST RIBBON CUTTING AND OPEN HOUSE FOR OSCEOLA LOCATION
June 16, 2014

OSCEOLA, MO – The Hospice Compassus program serving Osceola will host a ribbon cutting and open house on Thursday, June 19


LOCAL HOSPICE COMPASSUS PROGRAMS EARN TOP HONORS IN NATIONAL AWARDS
May 15, 2014

GALESBURG, IL – The Hospice Compassus program serving Northwestern Illinois, with locations in Galesburg, Moline, Peoria and Bloomington, was recently awarded the Program of Distinction Award at Hospice Compassus’ annual Pillars of Excellence awards ceremony.


HOSPICE COMPASSUS EARNS HIGHEST NATIONAL DISTINCTION FOR TREATMENT OF VETERANS
May 20, 2014

Bloomington and Peoria, IL — The Hospice Compassus programs serving the Bloomington and Peoria areas, achieved Level Four Partnership with We Honor Veterans, a program of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to improve end-of-life care for American veterans.


HOSPICE COMPASSUS EARNS NATIONAL DISTINCTION FOR TREATMENT OF VETERANS
May 20, 2014

Albuquerque, NM and Central Texas — The Hospice Compassus programs serving greater Albuquerque, NM and parts of Central Texas, including Austin, Killeen, and Round Rock, all achieved Level One Partnership with We Honor Veterans, a program of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to improve end-of-life care for American veterans.


LOCAL HOSPICE COMPASSUS PROGRAMS EARN TOP HONORS IN NATIONAL AWARDS
May 15, 2014

Monett and Branson, MO — The Hospice Compassus – Tri-Lakes programs, including the Branson and Monett locations, were recently awarded the Top Performer of the Year Award at Hospice Compassus’ annual Pillars of Excellence awards ceremony.


HOSPICE COMPASSUS HONORS LOCAL NURSHING HOMES
May 12, 2014

KILLEEN, Tx. — The Hospice Compassus program serving Killeen and the surrounding areas recognizes residents and patients in long term and post-acute care settings, the dedicated staff who care for them, and the families who support their loved ones during National Nursing Home Week May 11 -17.

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DONAL DUNBAR NAMED EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF HOSPICE COMPASSUS SPRINGFIELD PROGRAM
May 8, 2014

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Hospice Compassus has announced Donal Dunbar as Executive Director for the programs serving Springfield, Osceola and surrounding areas.

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HOSPICE COMPASSUS ACHIEVES HIGHEST RECOGNITION IN MAYOR’S WORKPLACE CHALLENGE
April 29, 2014

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. – Hospice Compassus achieved highest honors as a Healthy Challenge: Platinum Seal Winner among 95 other workplaces that participated in Nashville’s second annual Mayor's Workplace Challenge over the past year.

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HOSPICE COMPASSUS EARNS NATIONAL DISTINCTION FOR TREATMENT OF VETERANS
April 23, 2014

The Hospice Compassus program, serving Columbia, Jefferson City, Macon, and Osage Beach and their surrounding areas, has achieved Level Three Partnership with We Honor Veterans, a program of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to improve end-of-life care for American veterans.

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The Middle Tennessee Talent Acquisition Networking Source (TANS)
Awarded Hospice Compassus Recruiting Team the 2011 “Department of the Year” Award - December 7, 2011.
http://www.nashvilletans.com/Award_Winners/
TANS is an independent association of recruiting professionals based in Nashville, TN.  They represent approximately 500 members and 200 companies.


Physicians Push For More Palliative Care Despite Barriers
November 15, 2011
By: Jessica Marcy


A poll released Tuesday found that an overwhelming majority of doctors support palliative care, with 96 percent responding that they believe enhancing the quality of life for seriously ill patients is more important than extending life as long as possible. Despite these sentiments, many physicians responded that they have some hesitations about palliative care and that there are barriers to its full adoption.

Notably, the poll, released by National Journal and The Regence Foundation, also found a dramatic “generation gap” in physicians’ education and training on palliative care. Seventy-three percent of physicians age 39 or younger report…click here to read the full article.


Hospice Compassus Launches Industry Quality Care Initiative
November 2011

By MELANIE KILGORE-HILL

End-of-life issues typically aren’t the focus of healthcare reform, but one local company is hoping to change that. Brentwood-based Hospice Compassus, which operates a nationwide network of 50-plus community-based hospice programs, has launched a national campaign to improve quality care and patient outcomes for the 1.5 million Americans in hospice care each year.

“Keeping the Promise 2012”
“Keeping the Promise 2012” is a national effort to achieve delivery of the highest possible quality care to hospice patients. Launched in September, the initiative calls for healthcare professionals to actively measure and collect data as it relates to patients’ pain levels and the education they receive regarding medication, treatment and symptoms. Hospice Compassus voluntarily began tracking these and other indicators in January 2011 to measure its performance against self-imposed quality standards.

“This is a really important step in the industry,” said Corina Tracy, senior vice president of Clinical Services for Hospice Compassus. “However, it’s only effective if we’re willing to look at gaps in the system and take it one step further. We’re asking everyone to step up to the plate, not only by educating their staff but by reaching out to the community and to other healthcare professionals.”

Hospice and Medicare
“Keeping the Promise 2012” comes months before the release of hospice quality measures set by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) — the predominant source of payment for hospice care. Beginning in 2014, hospice programs, like other managed care industries, will be required to publicly report on their measures....click here to read the full article.


Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce
Announce 2011 'Spirit of the Chamber' Winners

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Oct. 6, 2010) – The Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce has announced the recipients of the 2011 Spirit of the Chamber Awards.

The Spirit of the Chamber Awards were introduced in 2008 as a way to honor outstanding volunteer for their service to the Chamber and the community.  Each year, awards are given to four individuals who have embodied the organization's Belong, Engage, Lead, Prosper brand promise during the previous program year. In addition, a Prosperity Partner and Spirit of the Region award are given to the individual or group whose work has contributed to the overall prosperity and economic success of Middle Tennessee....click here to read the full article.


MT|SHRM and the
Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce
Announce 2011 HR Excellence Award Winners

NASHVILLE, TN: (May 26, 2011) – Hospice Compassus won top honors in the ninth annual HR Excellence Program hosted by the Middle Tennessee Society of Human Resource Management (MT|SHRM) and the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce. Winners will be recognized at a luncheon on Thursday, June 23, 2011 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Airport Embassy Suites. 

The 2011 HR Facet of Excellence Award went to Hospice Compassus for Human Resource Strategies. Hospice Compassus is a family of community-based hospices that have a common culture based on three core values: compassion, integrity and excellence.

Launched in 2002, the HR Excellence Program recognizes organizations in Middle Tennessee with outstanding human resources programs. Businesses are invited to self-nominate for the honor each year and are evaluated on proficiency in five areas: strategy; management practices; employee education, training and development; performance measurement; and employee well-being and engagement....click here to read the full article.


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