DAYTON, Ohio — Community Hospice, based in New Philadelphia, Ohio, is announcing plans to join Ohio’s Hospice as an associate member. Ohio’s Hospice is a strategic partnership committed to sustaining not-for-profit, community-based hospice care in Ohio.
As an associate member of Ohio’s Hospice, Community Hospice will have access to world-class mission support services, including group purchasing, access to negotiated contracts, billing services, electronic health record services and hosting. Membership will allow Community Hospice to reduce its costs of operations so they can focus more time and resources toward patient care and time at the bedside.
Community Hospice provides end-of-life care and support for patients and families in their time of need. Since 1986, Community Hospice’s dedicated staff and volunteers strive to fulfill the hospice mission daily by providing care to patients and families throughout the community and in its Truman House, a state-of-the-art hospice inpatient facility. Community Hospice’s service area includes Tuscarawas, Stark, Carroll, Columbiana, Coshocton, Harrison and surrounding counties in Ohio. Over the past 30 plus years, they have served more than 16,000 patients and families in their hospice, palliative care and bereavement programs.
Community Hospice and Ohio’s Hospice share values and culture to preserve and protect not-for-profit end-of-life care. “We are excited to become an associate member of Ohio’s Hospice. This partnership will open new doors for Community Hospice and allow us to serve more patients and families with higher level of hospice care.” said Norm Mast, President/CEO of Community Hospice. “Community Hospice has been a part of our communities for over 30 years and this partnership will help maintain our long term success.”
Together, associate members of Ohio’s Hospice ensure that Ohio communities continue to have access to world-class end-of-life and palliative care. “Each Ohio affiliate and associate member is strengthened by world-class shared resources,” said Kent Anderson, president and CEO of Ohio’s Hospice. “Working, sharing and planning together creates for stronger community hospices and enhances the quality of care and services in the communities we serve. With our strategic partnership, we continue to grow, protect jobs and maintain strong connections with local partners.”
Ohio’s Hospice is a partnership of mission-driven, not-for-profit hospices committed to a shared vision of strengthening and preserving community-based hospices. Members of Ohio’s Hospice share the values of:
- Providing a patient atmosphere of hospitality, respect and caring
- Attending to the social, physical and spiritual needs of each person we are privileged to serve
- Preserving and enhancing patient dignity
- Celebrating the life of each individual we serve
- Reducing unnecessary suffering in the communities we serve
Affiliates of Ohio’s Hospice include: Community Care Hospice, Hospice of Central Ohio, Ohio’s Community Mercy Hospice, Ohio’s Hospice at United Church Homes, Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare, Ohio’s Hospice Loving Care, Ohio’s Hospice of Butler & Warren Counties, Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton, Ohio’s Hospice of Fayette County and Ohio’s Hospice of Miami County.
Associates of Ohio’s Hospice include: Community Hospice and Valley Hospice