Monthly Archives: April 2016


April is National Volunteer Month.  Celebrating remarkable people who give of their time and talents in service to others.  Please enjoy this beautiful story of “Leonard” written by a friend who volunteers at the Alive Hospice Inpatient facility in Nashville, TN.   “Leonard” By Heidi O’Neil Alive Hospice Volunteer March 2016 Leonard is 98 His …

Beyond The Basics

In today’s podcast Patti discusses thinking beyond the basics and asking the community how they want to contribute to the quality care they desire.

Innovation In Hospice

In today’s podcast Patti shares innovative ideas on how hospices can create the next level of care for the dying and their families.

What’s Your Superpower?

One of the things I love most about facilitating leadership workshops and retreats is giving people an opportunity to look at themselves with appreciative eyes. When we talk about our superpowers, we’re not talking about x-ray vision or leaping tall buildings, but the special strengths we bring to our teams; qualities of character or personality …

Department of Health and Human Services Report

Get ready folks, those of you with freestanding and leased Inpatient Units be aware: In my March 24, 2016 Newsletter Don Schumacher CEO of NHPCO spoke about Medicare Part A, B and D “Leakage”. Thursday March 31, 2016, the HHS Office of Inspector General released a report on the use and misuse of hospice inpatient …