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June 7, 2017

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
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May 25, 2017

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
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April 26, 2017

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
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April 19, 2017

2017 Caris Representative and Administrator Leadership Development Institute

Caris Representatives and Administrators heard from the Caris executive and regional leadership team during a recent two-day training session in Knoxville, Tennessee. The Caris Representative and Administrator Leadership Development Institute (LDI) is one way our management team assesses and remains connected to the approach our offices share in
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April 6, 2017

You Could be One of the “Three Most Important Things” a Patient Needs at the End-of-Life

Caris Healthcare provided services to a patient who was a professor prior to his retirement. His career led him to Thailand and he spoke fluent Thai. When Caris Social Worker Dana Hays met with the patient for the first time, he spoke endearingly about his time abroad. As
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March 22, 2017

Caris Healthcare’s Commitment to Quality Care Shows

Caris Healthcare is committed to providing quality, compassionate care to each patient we serve. Our healthcare team members take pride in the care they provide, and all plans of care are individualized with valuable input from the patient and family, the patient’s personal physician and, where appropriate, the
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March 17, 2017

Caris Healthcare Promotes Jami DeGrave to West Regional Director of Clinical Care

NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 17, 2017 For additional information: leadership@carishealthcare.com Caris Healthcare 866-694-4848 Caris Healthcare Promotes Jami DeGrave to West Regional Director of Clinical Care Caris Healthcare promotes Jami DeGrave to West Regional Director of Clinical Care. Jami joined Caris in September of 2015 as Patient
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March 9, 2017

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,
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February 23, 2017

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
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February 10, 2017

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
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January 26, 2017

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
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January 12, 2017

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
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January 4, 2017

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
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December 5, 2016

Teamwork in the Face of Disaster

Patient Care Manager Becky Sawyers with the Caris Sevierville office recounts the Gatlinburg forest fire: The morning of November 28 started like any other Monday morning for our Caris team in Sevierville, Tennessee. Before our daily morning meeting, we talked about our weekend, sports and the wildfire burning
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December 1, 2016

When Disaster Strikes: We’re All Pulling Together to Help

There are two types of disasters: disasters that are prepared for and disasters that are not. Caris Healthcare plans and works meticulously to ensure every crisis lands in the first category. Each month at every Caris Healthcare location the Safety Committee meets to review issues vital to the
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November 22, 2016

New JAMA Infographic Illustrates Hospice Growth, Medicare Savings

If, as the saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words, then how many words is an infographic worth? The Kaiser Family Foundation and the JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association) Network give us a good idea with this compelling one-page infographic on Medicare and End-of-Life Care, published earlier
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November 3, 2016

The 2016 Employee Appreciation and Awards Banquets—Three Nights of Serious Fun

By Norman McRae I hope every member of the Caris family enjoyed the 2016 Employee Appreciation and Awards Banquets as much as the members of the Caris leadership team did. For us, these events are a lot more than just an annual thank-you and an evening of fun.
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October 28, 2016

Bingo: If It’s Important to Our Patients

What does a spirited game of bingo have to do with Caris’ signature “Three Most Important Things” program? Or the role our Caris caregivers play in the lives of the patients we’re privileged to care for? A lot. Because if it’s important to our patients, if it’s important