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Caris Accelerates Growth by Opening Bluffton, South Carolina Office

NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MARCH 9, 2017 For additional information: leadership@carishealthcare.com Caris Healthcare 866-694-4848 (Bluffton, South Carolina) – Caris Healthcare, a statewide hospice provider, recently opened an office in Bluffton, South Carolina. The office is located at 14 Westbury Parkway, Unit 104, Bluffton, SC, 29910. Caris Healthcare, headquartered in Knoxville, Tennessee, acquired Solaris Hospice in South Carolina in 2012. This acquisition comprised the entire state, with offices in Greenville, Greenwood, Anderson, Columbia, Charleston, Sumter
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Caris Healthcare Promotes Angela Berkshire to Central Regional Director of Clinical Care

  NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 23, 2017 For additional information: leadership@carishealthcare.com Caris Healthcare 866-694-4848   Caris Healthcare Promotes Angela Berkshire to Central Regional Director of Clinical Care Caris Healthcare promotes Angela Berkshire to Central Regional Director of Clinical Care. Angela joined Caris in March of 2012 as RN Care Manager in the Crossville, Tennessee office, and in less than one year was named Crossville Patient Care Manager. Shortly after, Angela began leading both
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A Final Request Granted

At Caris Healthcare, our mission is to provide Hospice Care with Grace. Our Three Most Important Things (TMIT) program helps ensure this mission is grounded in the day-to-day care provided to each patient. TMIT is based on a basic—even obvious—question, “what are the Three Most Important Things we need to know about you to provide excellent care?” This simple method of understanding each patient has become the foundation of the highly personalized care for which
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Your Life, Our Mission Foundation Announcement

Caris Healthcare’s not-for-profit foundation has a new name: Your Life, Our Mission Hospice Foundation. We changed the name to reinforce the Caris Healthcare mission and to avoid confusion with another foundation with a similar name based in Texas. The company, of course, will continue to operate under the name Caris Healthcare and the foundation now will be operated under its new name. Your Life, Our Mission Hospice Foundation will continue our work of supporting care
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Caris Healthcare Promotes Karen Mundy to South Carolina Regional Director of Operations

NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 26, 2017 For additional information: leadership@carishealthcare.com Caris Healthcare 866-694-4848 Caris Healthcare promotes Karen Mundy to South Carolina Regional Director of Operations. Karen joined Caris in 2011 as Patient Care Manager in the Somerville, Tennessee office, and in less than two years was named Central Regional Director of Clinical Care. In this position Karen directed a dedicated clinical staff that provides hands-on care to approximately 345 patients and families each
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Hosts of American Pickers Visit Caris Patient

“We are so grateful to have fans like you” … and Caris Healthcare is so grateful for TV stars who have a heart for our hospice patients Reality TV stars Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz brought tears to the family of a Caris Healthcare hospice patient in Chattanooga when they turned a brief 20-minute visit into an hour-and-a-half get-together that made the patient’s Three Most Important Things a reality. David had spent a lifetime collecting
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Caris Compliance Officer invited to NHPCO Regulatory Committee

The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) Regulatory Committee has invited Caris Healthcare Corporate Compliance Officer The NHPCO Regulatory Committee monitors and interprets federal regulation activity in regards to hospice and palliative care. According to NHPCO, the committee’s activities include: Evaluating and reporting on CMS interpretations of federal regulations. Reviewing and investigating Medicare Administrative Contractors issues for hospice and palliative care. Preparing comment letters to federal agencies stating NHPCO’s position on proposed regulations. Identifying
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Survey Says: Nashville Scores 100% Family Satisfaction Rating

I recently attended the Nashville office monthly staff meeting to learn about and recognize the work they do to provide world class care to our patients and families. Pictured below is Cindy Page, Administrator, as she reviews the primary caregivers surveys returned by the families we’ve been privileged to serve. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services mandates that hospices survey the families of every patient for whom we care. Each month Cindy reviews the
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New Nursing Graduates: The Least You Can Do is the Best That You Can

Caris Healthcare joined Mars Hill University students, parents, faculty, alumni and friends in celebrating the graduation of the first class of Mars Hill students to receive their bachelor of science in nursing (B.S.N.) degrees from the university’s new Judge-McRae School of Nursing. In her keynote address at the December 16 graduation ceremony, Caris Healthcare Co-Founder Linda Judge-McRae, a 1986 graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in English who later became a nurse, passed along a
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New Year’s Resolutions for Those Who Lost in 2016

New Years’ Day symbolizes new beginnings for most people. The past is left to the past and the promise of better days lies ahead. We flip the page on our calendar and literally start over from day one. Those who lost a loved one in 2016 use a more simple calendar: Before and After. On New Years’ Day most people promise change, set goals and make resolutions. Common New Year’s resolutions include losing weight, quitting