Heartland Representatives Join Duke Institute End of Life Roundtable

Duke Institute of Care

Heartland Home Health Care and Hospice has been invited by The Duke Institute on Care at the End of Life to join the New Directions Roundtable. The Duke Institute on Care at the End of Life seeks positive impact on the delivery and quality of health care for people with advanced and life-limiting illness by convening influential corporate and academic leaders from diverse health care sectors.

Roundtable participants are corporate executives representing the largest home health, hospice and nursing/long term care companies in the nation, and leading scholars and researchers from Duke University working in the health care field from broad perspectives, including theology, medicine, nursing, law, ethics, business, economics and public policy. Heartland Home Health Care and Hospice is represented by Ruth Hancock, director, Palliative and Chronic Care; Carla Hughes, vice president of Sales and Marketing; and Mike Reed, vice president and general manager.

Over the next three years, participants will be focused on increasing access to quality palliative and hospice care, while preserving the core values of compassionate, holistic care in a fiscally responsible way. According to Ruth Hancock, the Roundtable will delve into subjects such as technology, communication, leadership and collaboration, quality care and public policy. “At the end of this three-year journey, our goal is to cultivate new ideas, identify solutions and stimulate a collaborative action plan that can be shared across the health care spectrum,” said Hancock. “We are proud to be part of this dynamic group of industry leaders, and eager to be involved in a program that seeks to provide answers to the issues facing a growing number of health care providers.”

Heartland Home Health Care and Hospice is part of the HCR ManorCare family. HCR ManorCare is a leading provider of home health care and hospice services, short-term post-acute services and long-term care. With 60,000 caregivers nationwide, the HCR ManorCare centers are preeminent care providers in their communities. Quality care for patients and residents is provided through a network of more than 500 skilled nursing and rehabilitation centers, assisted living facilities, outpatient rehabilitation clinics, and hospice and home health care agencies. These locations operate primarily under the respected Heartland, ManorCare Health Services and Arden Courts names.

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