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Daddy Dance with Me

A man in his early 60s was admitted to the care of the Caris team. He was married with two children—a son and daughter. He voiced one of his main concerns to the Caris team: “What will happen to my family?” He spoke of the sadness of not being there for the many milestones in his children’s lives. One in particular was to walk his daughter down the aisle on her wedding day. The Caris
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2016 Caris Leadership Development Institute: Competent End-of-Life Consultants

A Caris Representative is an end-of-life consultant, a patient advocate and a liaison between the medical community, patients, families and the Caris clinical team. Caris Representatives from each of our 27 offices joined together in July to sharpen skills and further develop their knowledge of hospice to better serve local patients, families, the medical community and senior living providers with whom we’re privileged to work. Caris Chief Medical Officer Donald Lighter, MD, discussed Difficult Conversations
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2016 Caris Leadership Development Institute: Our Commitment to Compliance

Caris Healthcare is guided by our values in pursuit of a world-class level of quality care. Our values are an acronym of our name: Compassion, Accountability, Respect, Integrity and Service. While integrity is listed third because of how Caris is spelled, it is the most important value in defining who we are and what we do. Caris is strongly committed to compliance and integrity. Each year Caris invites a representative from Palmetto GBA, a contractor
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2016 Caris Leadership Development Institute: Importance of Continuing Education

Caris Healthcare Medical Directors, Nurse Practitioners and Patient Care Managers earn valuable continuing education credit hours through our Caris Leadership Development Institute. “The purpose of the annual Caris Leadership Development Institute is twofold,” explained Caris Corporate Medical Officer Donald Lighter, MD. “First, we bring our clinicians the most current medical and administrative information regarding hospice and palliative care in a way designed to ensure we provide the highest quality patient care. Second, we create an
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2016 Caris Leadership Development Institute: Panel of Expert Speakers

Throughout Caris Healthcare’s annual Clinical Leadership Development Institute held in Knoxville, Tennessee, conference attendees had the privilege of hearing from a number of expert clinicians on topics related to hospice and end-of-life care. These speakers provided insight and expertise on how to better provide patients and their families with an excellent hospice experience that reflects the Caris values of Compassion, Accountability, Respect, Integrity and Service. Pictured below, David Wooten, MD, addressed the Leadership Development Institute
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2016 Clinical and Caris Representative Leadership Development Institute

An all-star panel of physicians and regulatory-compliance experts headlined Caris Healthcare’s seventh annual Leadership Development Institute on July 23–24 in Knoxville, Tennessee. Caris physicians, nurse practitioners and patient care managers heard from David Wooten, MD, on Prognostication in CHF and COPD; John Redden, MD, on Medications at the End of Life; Monica Crane, MD, on the Clinical Course and Management of Dementia; and Raul Couret, MD, on How to be an Efficient and Effective Hospice
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Serving Those Who Served Us

Caris Healthcare is proud to be participating partners in the We Honor Veterans program. In 2015 all Caris Healthcare offices achieved level four status, the highest level of achievement in the We Honor Veterans program. As each Caris office opens they will accept the challenge to fulfill the requirements of the We Honor Veterans Level 4 designation. Caris’ commitment to the We Honor Veterans program demonstrates its commitment to supporting veterans by meeting their unique
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Caris Healthcare Promotes Brad Rector to Senior Vice President of Operations

NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 19, 2016 For additional information: leadership@carishealthcare.com Caris Healthcare 866-694-4848   Caris Healthcare has promoted Brad Rector, who has more than 16 years of experience in the field, to senior vice president of operations. “Brad has provided excellent operational management and leadership as regional director,” Caris Healthcare CEO Norman McRae said. “We look forward to him providing that same level of expertise across our full five-state service area as our
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Three Most Important Things

Welcome to the Caris Healthcare blog! Caris wanted our first blog post to capture the company’s mission, vision and values. At Caris Healthcare, our mission is to provide Hospice care with Grace. We have taken steps to ensure this mission is grounded in the day-to-day care provided to each patient. One major step taken is our Three Most Important Things (TMIT) program. The program is based off of the question, “What are the three most