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One Last Wish Honored

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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

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A Life Well-Lived

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Caris Healthcare admitted a 103-year-old woman with a terminal diagnosis of cerebral degeneration who had been a resident at a nursing center for approximately ten years. The patient’s daughter was in her early 80s and an only child, with several

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

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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,

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A Beautiful Gift

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A Caris patient listed crocheting as one of her Three Most Important Things. Although diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis and dementia, the patient often talked about her love for crocheting. She proudly explained how she had crocheted a baby blanket for

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A Final Request Granted

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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,

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Exceptional Service

“I could never have words to tell my gratitude to Caris and their caring and compassionate staff! You are truly angels of mercy!” —   Maria S.
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“I could never have words to tell my gratitude to Caris and their caring and compassionate staff! You are truly angels of mercy!” —   Maria S.
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Operational Excellence

In 2014, the Caris Myrtle Beach, SC and Somerville, TN offices received the Deyta Hospice Honors Award for achieving the highest levels of patient satisfaction.
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In 2014, the Caris Myrtle Beach, SC and Somerville, TN offices received the Deyta Hospice Honors Award for achieving the highest levels of patient satisfaction.
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Exceptional Service

“The Caris hospice team was wonderful! My family could not have asked for any better care than what was given to my father. The nurses would talk to us as if they had no other patients at all. Please don’t change any of the care that you provide.”

—   Janie B.
2014-03-05T21:05:19+00:00
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“The Caris hospice team was wonderful! My family could not have asked for any better care than what was given to my father. The nurses would talk to us as if they had no other patients at all. Please don’t change any of the care that you provide.” —   Janie B.
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Exceptional Service

“I feel at Caris, we add life to days, not days to live.” —   Dr. Jamie Oakley
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“I feel at Caris, we add life to days, not days to live.” —   Dr. Jamie Oakley
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Exceptional Service

“Calling Caris wasn’t giving up on my wife. It was just the opposite – it gave her more.” —   Donald M.
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“Calling Caris wasn’t giving up on my wife. It was just the opposite – it gave her more.” —   Donald M.
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Exceptional Service

“It was so beneficial to have someone with vast experience who could answer our questions so that we could feel that Mom was receiving the best care possible at all times. This service is so important to those whose life is ending as well as their families.” —   Gary M.
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“It was so beneficial to have someone with vast experience who could answer our questions so that we could feel that Mom was receiving the best care possible at all times. This service is so important to those whose life is ending as well as their families.” —   Gary M.
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Outstanding Patient Care

Caris is grateful and honored to have touched the lives of more than 26,000 patients and their families in the last 10 years.
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Caris is grateful and honored to have touched the lives of more than 26,000 patients and their families in the last 10 years.
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Operational Excellence

In 2011, Caris Director of Family Services David Fleming was awarded the Champion of Excellence award from the Tennessee Center for Performance Excellence.
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In 2011, Caris Director of Family Services David Fleming was awarded the Champion of Excellence award from the Tennessee Center for Performance Excellence.
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Outstanding Patient Care

All Caris hospice teams include a nurse on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.
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All Caris hospice teams include a nurse on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.
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Exceptional Service

“Our hospice nurse showed great care while working with my mom, and gave me tremendous support. God bless you all and Caris for doing what you do at the end of someone’s life.” —   Susan T.
2014-03-05T21:05:07+00:00
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“Our hospice nurse showed great care while working with my mom, and gave me tremendous support. God bless you all and Caris for doing what you do at the end of someone’s life.” —   Susan T.
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Operational Excellence

In 2013, Caris was awarded the Pinnacle Award for Business Excellence in the large business category by the Knoxville Chamber.
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In 2013, Caris was awarded the Pinnacle Award for Business Excellence in the large business category by the Knoxville Chamber.
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Exceptional Service

“Caris came into my son’s life at a time when he really needed kindness shown to him and I’m really thankful.” —   Roberta M.
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“Caris came into my son’s life at a time when he really needed kindness shown to him and I’m really thankful.” —   Roberta M.
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Operational Excellence

In 2008, Caris was awarded the prestigious Excellence Award from the Tennessee Center of Performance Excellence.
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In 2008, Caris was awarded the prestigious Excellence Award from the Tennessee Center of Performance Excellence.
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Exceptional Service

“Caris cares for and makes life easier for my patients and their families at the most difficult time of their lives. Caris helps my patients leave this life comfortably; both psychologically as well as physically.”
– Dr. Burgin Dossett
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“Caris cares for and makes life easier for my patients and their families at the most difficult time of their lives. Caris helps my patients leave this life comfortably; both psychologically as well as physically.” – Dr. Burgin Dossett
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Exceptional Service

“I would like to thank the whole Caris team for their thoughtfulness. They made sure about my husband’s dignity and helped us to fulfill his last wishes. The Caris team that cared for Billy and the way you helped us was very special. There was always someone to give us that little touch so we could go that next step.” —   Margie W.
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“I would like to thank the whole Caris team for their thoughtfulness. They made sure about my husband’s dignity and helped us to fulfill his last wishes. The Caris team that cared for Billy and the way you helped us was very special. There was always someone to give us that little touch so we could go that next step.” —   Margie W.
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Operational Excellence

In 2014, the Caris Johnson City office was recognized by the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization as a Level 4 “We Honor Veterans” partner.
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In 2014, the Caris Johnson City office was recognized by the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization as a Level 4 “We Honor Veterans” partner.
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Operational Excellence

In 2010, Caris was honored by a Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award visit.
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In 2010, Caris was honored by a Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award visit.
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Outstanding Patient Care

Ninety-three percent of Caris employees say they intend to stay with Caris for the next several years.
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Ninety-three percent of Caris employees say they intend to stay with Caris for the next several years.
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Outstanding Patient Care

Eighty-eight percent of Caris employees say they would be likely to recommend Caris as one of the best places to work in the community.
2014-03-03T16:44:28+00:00
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Eighty-eight percent of Caris employees say they would be likely to recommend Caris as one of the best places to work in the community.
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Exceptional Service

“It takes special people to bear so many people’s burdens at such a critical time. I wouldn’t have done without Caris.” —   Mallory B.
2014-03-05T21:06:57+00:00
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“It takes special people to bear so many people’s burdens at such a critical time. I wouldn’t have done without Caris.” —   Mallory B.
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Exceptional Service

“Why wait to call? I’d much rather have my husband comfortable for six months than six days.” —   Mallory B.
2014-03-05T21:05:39+00:00
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“Why wait to call? I’d much rather have my husband comfortable for six months than six days.” —   Mallory B.