Caris News

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
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
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
Early morning in Saxon Switzerland
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
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
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.
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
October 27, 2016

South Carolina Region World Class Award Winners Celebrated at October 25 Banquet

By Paul Saylor President and Chief Operating Officer (Columbia, SC, October 26) The Caris Healthcare Senior Leadership Team journeyed to South Carolina to join Caris employees there for an evening of celebration and fellowship at the annual Employee Appreciation and Awards Banquet. More than an evening of fun,
October 21, 2016

Central and West Region Patients Honored at Employee Appreciation Banquet

“Each year we try to think of a special way to show our employees how much they mean not only to the company but to the lives they touched in the past year.” That was the stated goal of Caris Central Regional Vice President of Operations Christie Piland.
October 20, 2016

Central and West Region World Class Award Winners Celebrated at October 18 Banquet

By Paul Saylor President and Chief Operating Officer (Murfreesboro, TN, October 19) The Caris Healthcare senior leadership team on Tuesday traveled from Knoxville, Tennessee, to Murfreesboro, Tennessee, to join Central and West region Caris employees for a day of learning and information sharing and an evening of celebration
October 17, 2016

East Region World Class Award Winners Celebrated at October 11 Banquet

By Paul Saylor President and Chief Operating Officer At our East Region Leadership Development Institute we celebrated nine World Class Award Winners—and the Hospice Care with Grace they provide our patients and their loved ones. World Class Award winners are Caris employees who consistently go above and beyond
October 17, 2016

2016 Caris Healthcare Annual Awards Banquet

How do we ensure that 27 Caris Healthcare locations with more than 500 employees across five states remain grounded in our Caris Values and our mission to provide Hospice Care with Grace? Our Annual Awards Banquets, scheduled for October, are one way our management team remains connected and
October 6, 2016

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
October 6, 2016

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
October 6, 2016

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
October 6, 2016

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
October 6, 2016

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
October 6, 2016

Caris Healthcare Promotes Brad Rector to Senior Vice President of Operations

NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 19, 2016 For additional information: 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