There is a built in challenge for hospices that are owned by a health system. The largest challenge being that hospital based hospices are departments within a health system and are treated as such. The biggest impact being some of these hospices are under-capitalized and it affects their ability to compete in the market place. During the budgeting process in a hospital, precious capital is being competed for to fund a new MRIs, surgery suites, etc. Most times, the hospice and home care departments are at the bottom of the list.
For-Profit vs. Not-For Profit Hospice: Which One Is Best?
The Diane Rehm show on NPR today had a panel discussion to react to a Washington Post article entitled “Dying and Profit: the Evolution of Hospice”.
The Diane Rehm show on NPR today had a panel discussion to react to a Washington Post article entitled “Dying and Profit: the Evolution of Hospice”. (http://wapo.st/1CZiHGc)
The Wall Street Journal article basically said that For-Profit Hospices offer sub-par care. Both the article and NPR panel, in my humble opinion, were both misleading and didn’t address the true issue which was “what do consumers need to know in selecting the best hospice for them?”
Ukraine Struggles for Palliative Care and Hospice
Efforts to advance Ukraine’s move to give their people a better health system including the development of hospice and palliative care services.
Hello from the capital of Ukraine, Kiev! A wonderful and historic city I have been blessed to have visited many, many times. It was one-year ago that I last visited Kiev. The conflict with the Russians that started in January 2014 created much turmoil and unrest.
The conflict not only changed the political landscape, it hampered efforts to advance Ukraine’s effort to give their people a better health system including the development of hospice and palliative care services. One of the reasons for my visit back to Ukraine.
5 Signs Your Culture Will Not Support Growth
Most hospice and home care organizations want to grow, but not all organization do (or are not willing to do) what is necessary to grow. Where does your organization stand?
Most every organization wants to grow!! But not all organization do (or are not willing to do) what is necessary to grow!! Where does your organization stand?? Do you know what the “signs and symptoms” are in your organization that lead to a culture that does not support growth?? Every organization has them. In this post we will focus on hospice companies but the solutions suggested here apply to all.
What you will learn from relationship mapping?
There are a number of other people in the hospital who are critical to referral development. Learning how to relate to these people on value will help pave the way to the referral promise land.
Operating senior living communities can have its challenges. Ensuring the highest quality care is paramount and at the top of the list. One creative and unique way to ensure outstanding quality is to develop key strategic partnerships with all the community resources at your disposal. For senior living communities, this means putting a special focus on those relationships with home care, personal care and hospice companies, by utilizing each other’s services and leveraging those relationships for optimum care and value.