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Central and West Region World Class Award Winners Celebrated

The Caris Healthcare Leadership team concluded our annual Employee Leadership Development Institute meetings by joining the Central and West Regions in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. The Central and West Leadership Development Institute followed the same agenda as the other regions, but one of the highlights of the evening was  “Amazing Grace” played on bagpipes as leadership team members held up large Caris leaves with the first names of patients who gave us the privilege of providing them
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East Region World Class Award Winners Celebrated

Caris leadership joined the East Region team for our Regional Leadership Development Institute in Knoxville, Tennessee. During the day long meetings, we discussed the nature of function versus purpose, what makes everyone at Caris leaders, and received valuable training on service recovery and quality reporting. At night, we celebrated all of our employees, but in particularly we celebrated our 11 World Class Award Winners. World Class Award winners are nominated by their peers. They are
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2017 South Carolina Employee Appreciation and Awards Banquet

By Brad Rector Senior Vice President of Operations The Caris Healthcare leadership team traveled to Columbia, South Carolina to join the South Carolina team for the Regional Leadership Development Institute. We spent the day learning together and reminding one another of our purpose. For many who work in hospice, waking up each day to go to work is not a job, it is our purpose. Our purpose at Caris Healthcare is to provide world class
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2017 Caris Healthcare Leadership Development Institute and World Class Awards Banquet

“Why do we call it a Leadership Development Institute,” asks Paul Saylor, Caris Healthcare President and COO, at the South Carolina gathering in Columbia. “At Caris, we truly believe every one of our employees is a leader. The majority of the Caris team works hands-on at the patient’s bedside in nursing centers, hospitals, assisted living communities or in the homes of our patients. Our employees make vital decisions—sometimes life and death decisions—every day. That makes
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Caris Healthcare Among Nation’s Top Performers in New Hospice Compare Website

Caris Healthcare hospice providers are among the nation’s top performers in the new Hospice Compare quality measures published for the first time on August 16 by The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Everyone at Caris Healthcare, and our 28 hospice programs, is proud of these scores, particularly the hundreds of nurses, certified nursing aides, social workers, chaplains and volunteers who each day provide world class care for our 1,000+  patients and families across
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2017 Caris Clinical Leadership Development Institute: Managing the Ethical Issues of Dementia

Alzheimer’s is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. Since 2000, deaths from dementia rose by 89% (alz.org). Dementia is one of the most feared diseases. As a healthcare community, what do we do to combat these fears and ease this anxiety? Caris Healthcare invited Annette Mendola PHD, Director of Clinical Ethics at the University of Tennessee Medical Center, to speak at the 2017 Clinical Leadership Development Institute on issues that may
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2017 Clinical Leadership Development Institute

Caris Healthcare Medical Directors, Nurse Practitioners and Patient Care Managers recently attended our Caris Leadership Development Institute. Held at the University of Tennessee Chattanooga, the Caris Leadership Development Institute offers valuable continuing education credit hours through the University of Tennessee’s Graduate School of Medicine Continuing Education and Professional Development Department. Throughout Caris Healthcare’s annual Clinical Leadership Development Institute conference attendees had the privilege of hearing from a number of experts on topics related to hospice
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The Three Most Important Things at the End of Life

What makes a good death? Many people prefer not to think about this question in their day-to-day lives. The answer can vary from person to person, depending on individual personalities, interests, and desires. For many, a good death is simple. It means remaining at the place you call home, being physically comfortable, and experiencing things you love until the very end. Hospice care makes these important aspects at the end-of-life possible. In a recent study
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One Last Wish Honored

Several large organizations grant wishes for those in the last days of their life. The Make-A-Wish Foundation adopted the tag line, “One Moment Changes Everything.” The Dream Foundation says they are “Giving Life to Final Dreams.” At Caris, we ask our patients “What three most important things do we need to know about you to provide excellent care?” A Three Most Important Thing can be as simple as enjoying a favorite candy bar; sometimes it
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During National Volunteer Week, Caris Healthcare Celebrates the Gift of Volunteers

During National Volunteer Week, April 23 – 29, Caris Healthcare honors the 591 dedicated volunteers who ensure patients and families facing serious and life-limiting illness find hope, dignity and love. Family Services Coordinator Diana Puckett said, “There is nothing more powerful than seeing the basic human spirit of compassion personified. Caris witnesses this each day through the work of our volunteers. Whether they are honoring one of our veteran patients, sitting quietly at the bedside