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



March 17, 2017
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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 Care Manager in the Kansas City, Missouri office, and was shortly named Kansas City Administrator. When Jami first came to Caris, the startup office cared for 6 patients a day.  Jami’s determination and persistent work carried her dedicated team to currently care for 18 patients a day.

Jami received her Bachelor of Nursing from William Jewell College in Liberty, Missouri. She has prior hospice experience as well as experience in the acute care hospital setting. Dedicated to excellent nursing care, Jami is a member of the Honor Society of Nursing: Sigma Theta Tau International, American Nurses Association and Missouri Nurses Association.

“My passion for hospice began before I even knew what the word meant. When I walked through the doors of my first hospice position I knew this was my purpose in life,” stated Jami. “The mission, vision and values Caris upholds is exactly what I envision hospice to be.  I am honored each day to lead a team in providing exceptional care to our patients and families in Kansas City. Now I have the opportunity to promote Caris and influence excellence from a different platform.  I am very excited to join the West Regional team and the possibilities that lie ahead.”

About Caris Healthcare

With a vision of being your world class hospice, Caris Healthcare was founded in 2003 by Norman McRae, a hospice chaplain with a record of progressive accomplishment in hospice and elder care. Caris has 28 locations covering Tennessee, Virginia, Missouri, South Carolina and Georgia. With a mission to “provide hospice care with grace,” Caris has served more than 40,000 patients company-wide and nearly 4,500 patients in 2016 alone. The name Caris comes from the Greek word meaning ‘grace.’ The last days of life are a sacred time, and Caris feels strongly grace should be present when and where it is needed most.