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VITAS Invests in Hospice Nursing Education, Innovation with Donation to South Florida State College
VITAS® Healthcare, the nation’s leading provider of end-of-life care, has donated $20,000 to South Florida State College (SFSC) in Avon Park to support the College’s nursing program and to enhance hospice education.
Honor, Gratitude and Compassion: A Video of How U.S. Veterans Receive Care at the End of Life
The newest video from VITAS Healthcare, the nation’s leading provider of end-of-life care, highlights the various ways that the hospice company honors and cares for seriously ill veterans, from educating and partnering with community groups that focus on veteran care to recognizing veteran patients at the bedside.
VITAS Helps Eustis Become Purple Heart City Honoring Veterans
EUSTIS, FL – Thanks to guidance and inspiration from VITAS Healthcare, the nation’s leading provider of end-of-life care, Eustis, Florida, has joined the ranks of veteran-supporting Purple Heart cities.
National Hospice and Palliative Care Month 2019: ‘Celebrations of Life’
VITAS Healthcare today announced the launch of “Celebrations of Life,” a social media campaign during November’s National Hospice & Palliative Care Awareness Month. The campaign aims to bring awareness to, and drive conversations around, the importance of celebrating life, particularly at the end.
With VITAS, Caregivers are Never Alone
November is National Caregivers Month, and VITAS knows that caregiving is an around-the-clock responsibility. Learn how VITAS supports caregivers 24/7/365.
VITAS Healthcare Appoints Rory Farrand as National Director of VITAS Palliative Care
VITAS Healthcare, the nation’s leading provider of end-of-life care, has named Rory Farrand as director of VITAS Palliative Care.
VITAS Earns VMware TAM Award for Use of Technology to Improve Patient Care
VITAS Healthcare has earned the 2019 VMware TAM Award in the category of business transformation, an elite award recognizing organizations that leverage VMware technologies to transform the way they do business.
VITAS Honors the Work of Hospice Chaplains During National Pastoral & Spiritual Care Week
During the fourth week of October, VITAS honors all chaplains for the very important care and concern they provide to hospice patients and their families during one of life’s most momentous periods.
VITAS Healthcare’s Richard La Bella Wins ‘Advocates’ Leadership Award from SC Media
Richard La Bella, chief information security officer at VITAS Healthcare, has been named a winner in the third-annual SC Media Reboot Leadership Awards, earning the distinction in the Advocates category.
VITAS Celebrates Case Managers Setting New Standards of Care
What’s the best outcome for a patient or resident? Case managers across all care settings are tasked with making the connections that improve quality of life.
New Hospice Referral App Offers Easy-to-Use Resources and Tools for Clinicians
VITAS Healthcare, the nation’s leading provider of end-of-life care, redesigned its mobile app offering at-a-glance hospice eligibility information, streamlined secure patient referrals, and a user experience tailored to specific healthcare roles.
VITAS Healthcare Helps Fund 2020 DC Honor Bus Trip for Ohio Veterans
The VITAS Healthcare program in Columbus, OH, donated $5,000 to local veteran organizations to give 26 Madison County military veterans an Honor Bus trip to Washington, DC, to visit their war memorials, many for the first time.
VITAS Salutes 24/7 Care During Emergency Nurses Week
VITAS Healthcare joins the nation in thanking all emergency nurses for their commitment to 24/7 care.
VITAS Healthcare Honors Veterans at Inspiring 10th Annual Remembrance Event
VITAS Healthcare hosted the 10th annual Veterans Commemoration: To Honor and Remember at the Naval Submarine Base New London in Groton, Connecticut, on September 6, 2019.
VITAS Expands Hospice and Palliative Care Services in San Francisco, Introduces Virtual Reality Therapy
VITAS Healthcare celebrated the opening of its new office in San Francisco on Wednesday, September 25, 2019. This marks the company’s third office in the Bay Area, with additional locations in San Mateo and Milpitas.
VITAS Grants $75,000 to Aid Nursing Students in Lake-Sumter and Support End-Of-Life Education
VITAS Healthcare has awarded a $75,000 grant to Lake-Sumter State College’s newly approved nursing program to reduce the financial burden for students in Lake and Sumter counties who pursue a bachelor’s degree in nursing.
The Evolution of Technology in Hospice Over the Past 40 Years
The latest in a series of videos by VITAS® Healthcare chronicles the advances in hospice technology—from handwritten intake forms detailing patient information to today’s use of virtual/augmented reality therapy for patients—and shows the many ways the company has innovated care at the patient bedside over the last four decades.
VITAS Donates $10,000 to Help Homeless in Stuart Following Hurricane Dorian
VITAS Healthcare, the nation’s leading provider of end-of-life care, recently donated $10,000 to support LAHIA, a faith-based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization working to reduce hunger and mitigate serious health and safety risks for adults and families who are homeless and/or indigent living in Martin County, Florida.
VITAS and Assisted Living Communities Spark Residents’ Creativity During National Assisted Living Week
VITAS is proud to partner with assisted living communities that improve the quality of their residents’ lives by opening the door to creative pursuits.
VITAS Healthcare Expands Hospice Care Services with New Office in The Villages
VITAS Healthcare, the nation’s leading provider of end-of-life care, is accepting hospice-eligible patients in Lake and Sumter Counties through its new office located in The Villages.
Terry Holecek Appointed to Lead Northern Florida and Atlanta Service Areas
VITAS Healthcare, the nation’s leading provider of end-of-life care, has named Vice President of Operations (VPO) Terry Holecek to lead its program operations covering Atlanta, GA, and the Northern Florida markets of Jacksonville, Pensacola and Citrus County and the Nature Coast.
VITAS Hiring 400 Healthcare Professionals as Part of Expansion Across Florida
VITAS Healthcare, the nation’s leading provider of end-of-life care, is recruiting for 400 new and open positions throughout Florida this July with a series of job fairs in several counties across the state.
Independence Day at VITAS: A Time for Gratitude for all Veterans
The Fourth of July is the ideal holiday to take a solemn moment to honor the US servicemen and servicewomen who have fought tirelessly to win and protect the independence that we cherish every day.
VITAS Launches Hospice and Palliative Care Services in Florida's Treasure Coast and Okeechobee County
VITAS Healthcare, the nation’s leading provider of end-of-life care, will accept hospice-eligible patients in Martin, St. Lucie and Okeechobee counties through its new office in Stuart, Florida, starting Monday, July 8, 2019.
Honoring the Fathers Still with Us, Remembering Those Who Are Gone
Father’s Day offers an opportunity to celebrate the dads and fatherly figures in our lives, but for those missing their dads, the day may evoke conflicting emotions.
VITAS Employees Share the Company’s 40-Year History of Hospice Care in Newest Video
The second in a series of 40th-anniversary videos by VITAS® Healthcare, the nation’s leading provider of end-of-life care, chronicles the personal experiences and memories of veteran VITAS team members who share their invaluable experience in hospice care over the last four decades.
VITAS Healthcare Continues to Grow Hospice Services Across Florida
VITAS Healthcare, the nation’s leading provider of end-of-life care, was awarded two certificates of need in Florida by the state's Agency for Health Care Administration to develop a new hospice program spanning Martin, Okeechobee and St. Lucie counties and a new 16-bed, freestanding inpatient unit in Miami-Dade County.
2019 Pride Month at VITAS is About ‘Open Hearts, Open Minds’
VITAS Healthcare celebrates Pride Month during June, recognizing the impact and contributions of individuals who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or questioning/queer.
Memorial Day Is an Opportunity to Reflect, Ensure All Veterans Receive Compassionate End-of-Life Care
While families and friends take time on Memorial Day to remember their loved ones who served, many veterans reminisce, remember and consider how their military service and experiences impacted their lives, emotional health, futures and outlook, especially as they age.
VITAS Marketing Team Earns 16 Aster Awards for Healthcare Advertising
VITAS Healthcare has won 16 awards for multimedia marketing from the Aster Awards, an elite competition recognizing outstanding excellence in healthcare advertising.
Heather Veeder, MD, Promoted to Regional Medical Director for Central States
VITAS® Healthcare, the nation’s leading provider of end-of-life care, announces the promotion of Heather Veeder, MD, to regional medical director overseeing and leading the medical direction for VITAS locations throughout Texas, Illinois, Kansas and Missouri.
VITAS Healthcare Opens New Inpatient Center at Good Samaritan Medical Center
VITAS Healthcare, the nation's leading provider of end-of-life care, announces the grand opening of the VITAS Healthcare Inpatient Unit at Good Samaritan Medical Center.
Atlanta Grief and Bereavement Specialists Hosted Motherless Daughters and Sons
Atlanta-area adult daughters and sons shared memories of their mothers, wore stylish hats to honor their moms and enjoyed heartfelt advice about coping with loss at a VITAS “Hats Off to Our Mothers!” event on Mother’s Day.
National Skilled Nursing Care Week Urges a Commitment to ‘Living Soulfully’
“Living Soulfully” is the 2019 theme of National Nursing Care Week, celebrated May 12-18, 2019, to acknowledge the collective commitment of skilled nursing center staff members, their residents and residents’ families to support “happy minds and healthy souls.”
VITAS Announces 2019 Scholarship Winner from FIU Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine
Dr. Bu Jung Kim, a recent graduate at Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, is the recipient of the 2019 VITAS Healthcare Scholarship for $25,000.
8 Ways to Cope with Grief and Loss on Mother’s Day
Mother’s Day is a welcome opportunity to celebrate a loved one, but the day can also trigger feelings of grief and loss for those whose mothers are no longer alive.
At VITAS, 4,700 Reasons to Celebrate National Nurses Week
At VITAS, we have “4,700 reasons to celebrate" National Nurses Week.
VITAS Celebrates Jewish American Heritage Month 2019
May is Jewish American Heritage Month 2019, and this year is dedicated to the artistry of Jewish American illustrators who have enriched our lives and continue to fill our world with creativity and joy.
Jeffrey M. Kreger Appointed Chief Financial Officer
VITAS® Healthcare, the nation’s leading provider of end-of-life care, appointed Jeffrey M. Kreger as executive vice president (EVP) and chief financial officer (CFO). Kreger succeeds President and CFO David Wester, who announced his retirement in early 2019 after a 22-year career at VITAS.
Make Your End-of-Life Wishes Known on April 16
April 16 is National Healthcare Decisions Day: a day to talk to your loved ones about the medical care you want at the end of life.
40th Anniversary Video Chronicles the Role of Hospice During the HIV/AIDS Crisis
The first in a series of 40th-anniversary videos by VITAS® Healthcare, the nation’s leading provider of end-of-life care, chronicles the personal experiences and memories of VITAS team members who cared for thousands of patients during the HIV/AIDS crisis of the 1980s–‘90s.
VITAS Celebrates National Volunteer Week 2019
National Volunteer Week (April 7–13, 2019) is an ideal time to highlight the contributions of all VITAS volunteers, who served 321,157 hours last year to help and bring comfort to 7,744 patients.
VITAS Marks National Doctors Day by Thanking Referring Physicians
National Doctors Day is an annual March 30 celebration that honors physicians for their dedication to patients, life-saving medical care and medical advances.
VITAS Healthcare Sponsors, Speaks At University Of Miami Business Of Health Care Conference
VITAS® Healthcare, the nation’s leading provider of end-of-life care, served as a chairman sponsor of the University of Miami (UM) Business of Health Care conference.
VITAS Healthcare Redesigns Website to Enhance User Experience
VITAS Healthcare, the nation’s leading provider of end-of-life care, today launched its redesigned VITAS.com website with enhanced content, a cleaner design and improved functionality.
In March, VITAS Elevates Our Outstanding Social Workers
During March, VITAS Healthcare recognizes Social Work Month, a time to thank and honor the nation’s 680,000 social workers who help elevate vulnerable individuals, families and communities.
5 VITAS Physicians Earn Fellow Status from American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine
Five hospice physicians employed as medical directors with VITAS Healthcare have earned the designation Fellows of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, or FAAHPM.
VITAS Healthcare Introduces New Regional Medical Directors
VITAS Healthcare, the nation’s leading provider of end-of-life care, is proud to introduce its newest regional medical directors: Henri Nammour, MD, and Faith Protsman, MD.
AT&T and VITAS Healthcare Launch Virtual Reality Study for Hospice Patients
AT&T and VITAS Healthcare, the nation’s leading provider of end-of-life care, have launched a study that intends to combine 5G with virtual reality/augmented reality (VR/AR) to test if it can help reduce chronic pain and anxiety for certain hospice patients.
VITAS Healthcare Launches Valentine Helpline for Californians Grieving this Valentine's Day
Valentine’s Day is widely recognized as a day of celebrating love; however, for some it is a day of remembrance as they honor the memory of a loved one who has passed.
VITAS Healthcare Celebrates Grand Opening of Inpatient Hospice Unit at Methodist Dallas Medical Center
Residents of Dallas’ southern sector will soon have improved access to hospice through VITAS Healthcare’s Inpatient Hospice Unit (IPU) at Methodist Dallas Medical Center, located at 1441 North Beckley Avenue in Dallas.
VITAS Healthcare Celebrates Grand Opening of Hospice Inpatient Center at Rockledge
Residents of Brevard County will soon have improved access to hospice through VITAS Healthcare’s Inpatient Center at Rockledge, located at Route 1 and Robles Lane.
Celebrating One Doctor's Legacy During Black History Month
During Black History Month, VITAS honors the legacy of Dr. Richard Payne, a mentor, a tireless advocate for compassionate pain relief, a world-renowned researcher, and a friend who cared as deeply about entire patient populations as he did about every single patient he treated.
The Dream Lives On: Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2019
On January 21, 2019, VITAS honors the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his legacy of civil rights and equity for all Americans.
VITAS Healthcare Celebrates 40th Anniversary with MDC Freedom Tower Illumination
VITAS Healthcare, the nation’s leading provider of end-of-life care, celebrated its 40th anniversary, the company’s crucial role in the South Florida health care industry and its influence on the national hospice movement, with a ceremony at the Miami Dade College Freedom Tower on Tuesday, Jan. 15.
Lake-Sumter Businesses Step Up as Community Partners for VITAS Healthcare
Two local businesses and a nonprofit organization are comforting VITAS® Healthcare patients and their families in Lake and Sumter counties in the form of free food, hand-crafted items and friendly visits from therapy dogs.
VITAS Healthcare Supports Hospice Care for Homeless With $25,000 Gift to Joshua’s House
VITAS Healthcare presented a gift of $25,000 to support the mission of Joshua’s House, a nonprofit hospice house opening in 2019 for Sacramento’s homeless population.
VITAS Healthcare Boosts Heart Care and Education in Lake and Sumter Counties with Donation
VITAS presented a $50,000 grant to the American Heart Association during Heart Walk Greater Orlando, just one of the cardiac initiatives VITAS of Lake-Sumter is bringing to the community.
VITAS Gives Thanks to Veterans on Veterans Day
VITAS Healthcare ensures that our military veterans are honored and cared for every day. But on November 11, we join the country in giving special thanks.
Diane Psaras Joins VITAS as Chief Human Resources Officer
Diane Psaras, a human resources executive with more than 26 years of experience across multiple industries, is the new Chief Human Resources Officer for VITAS.
National Hospice and Palliative Care Month 2018
November is extra special at VITAS because it is the month that celebrates our medical specialty: National Hospice and Palliative Care Month.
VITAS Honors Hospice Chaplains During Spiritual Care Week in October
VITAS celebrates hospice chaplains, critical members of an interdisciplinary team that focuses on quality of life at the end of life.
VITAS Recognizes the Efforts of Case Workers 2018
VITAS Healthcare celebrates the contributions of case managers during National Case Management Week 2018, Oct. 7–13.
VITAS Observes Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Through October, VITAS® Healthcare honors the patients, families and caregivers fighting this disease during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
VITAS Healthcare Presents at American College of Physicians 50th Anniversary Scientific Assembly
VITAS Healthcare, the nation’s leading provider of end-of-life care, is participating in the American College of Emergency Physicians’ (ACEP) scientific assembly beginning October 1 in San Diego, California.
VITAS Healthcare Acquires Florida's Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast
VITAS Healthcare, the nation’s leading provider of end-of-life care, announced the asset acquisition of Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast (HOCNC).
VITAS Celebrates Hispanic Heritage in September and October
VITAS Healthcare celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month from Sept 15 - Oct 15, honoring the cultures, contributions & stories of Hispanic and Latino Americans.
VITAS Helps "Capture the Moment" During National Assisted Living Week 2018
VITAS and the National Center for Assisted Living share something fundamental: a firm belief in embracing quality of life at life’s key milestones.
VITAS Healthcare Offers Children's Grief Support for South Florida
Beginning September 17, Children's Bereavement Center (CBC) & VITAS® Healthcare will host free weekly grief support for Parkland-area children, teens, families, adults and teachers/educational professionals.
VITAS Healthcare Opens Conference Room to Local Community for Its First Anniversary in Millsboro
VITAS Healthcare, the nation’s leading provider of end-of-life care, is celebrating the first anniversary of its Millsboro office. As part of the August celebration, VITAS announced that its conference room is available and free of charge for local community groups.
VITAS Healthcare Scholarship Recipient Changing Perception of Hospice
Stevenson Chery, a Haitian student who attended undergraduate college at the University of Florida, graduate school at the University of Central Florida and medical school at Florida International University, was recently awarded the 2018 VITAS Healthcare Scholarship.
VITAS of Columbus Recognized as a We Honor Veterans Level Four Community Partner
VITAS Healthcare in Columbus has earned Level Four Community Partner recognition for its We Honor Veterans program, a designation that provides local veterans with specialized, veteran-centric hospice care and support as they face unique challenges and issues that can arise near the end of life.
VITAS Healthcare Celebrates 40 Years of Hospice Care
VITAS Healthcare is celebrating four decades of compassionate care for hospice patients and their families. Founded in 1978 in Miami, VITAS was one of the nation’s first hospice programs.
VITAS Breaks Ground on Second Inpatient Hospice Unit in Dallas
VITAS Healthcare has broken ground on a new Inpatient Hospice Unit (IPU) at Methodist Dallas Medical Center, caring for patients in 14 area counties.
VITAS Healthcare to Attend AHIP Institute and Expo 2018
VITAS Healthcare, the nation’s leading provider of end-of-life care, is attending the America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) Institute & Expo 2018, being held June 20-22 in San Diego, CA.
VITAS Healthcare Offers Atlanta's First Virtual Reality Honor Flight
Through pre-recorded visits led by retired military tour guides, veterans in VITAS’ care visit the WWII Memorial and Vietnam War memorials in virtual reality.
VITAS Honors Hospice Aides June 14–20
At VITAS, we celebrate the dedication and service of all 2,500 VITAS hospice aides nationwide during National Nursing Assistants Week (June 14–20).
VITAS Healthcare Opens First Freestanding Inpatient Hospice Unit in Northern New Jersey
VITAS has opened a new, free-standing Inpatient Hospice Unit (IPU) at St. Joseph’s Wayne Hospital, caring for patients from Passaic, Bergen, Morris and Essex counties.
VITAS Celebrates June as LGBTQ Pride Month
VITAS celebrates Pride Month, a time to observe the contributions of individuals who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual or questioning/queer.
National Skilled Nursing Care Week 2018
VITAS celebrates National Skilled Nursing Care Week (NSNCW), May 13-19, by shining a light on the diverse life stories and relationships that shape experiences within the nation’s skilled nursing centers.
VITAS Healthcare Joins American Hospital Association
VITAS Healthcare, the nation's leading provider of end-of-life care, is now an associate member of the American Hospital Association (AHA).
VITAS Celebrates Nurses Week 2018
The sterling image of nurses and their remarkable versatility are two reasons VITAS Healthcare is celebrating National Nurses Week, May 6–12, 2018.
VITAS Celebrates Jewish American Heritage Month 2018
With May marking Jewish American Heritage Month 2018, VITAS applauds the memorable and diverse contributions Jewish Americans have made to the world.
Dr. Denise Clark Named Senior Medical Director of VITAS Healthcare for Lake and Sumter Counties
VITAS Healthcare named Denise Clark, DO, senior medical director of its hospice and palliative care program serving Lake and Sumter counties, Florida.
VITAS Brings Expertise in Risk Mitigation and Value-Based Care to APG Conference
VITAS will be a contributing sponsor for the America’s Physician Groups national conference, “Taking Responsibility for America’s Health,” held April 19-21, 2018 at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego.
National Healthcare Decisions Day 2018
VITAS has adopted the theme of talking about of end of life care to recognize National Healthcare Decisions Day on Monday, April 16, 2018.
VITAS Celebrates National Volunteer Week 2018
Volunteer workers play a significant role for hospice providers, so VITAS is pleased to celebrate April 15-21 as National Volunteer Week.
VITAS Healthcare to Participate in the University of Miami Business of Health Care Conference
VITAS will serve as an executive sponsor of “The Business of Health Care: What’s Next?” a University of Miami (UM) conference featuring the healthcare industry’s most influential business leaders and policymakers.
VITAS Healthcare Simplifies Hospice Referrals With Mobile Scanning App
VITAS has developed the first mobile scanning referral app for practitioners. As easy as aim-snap-send, referrals to VITAS are quick, secure and simple.
VITAS Healthcare Brings Value Based Care Message to Hospital Medicine 2018 Conference
VITAS is delivering that message to the Hospital Medicine 2018 Conference in Orlando, the largest gathering of hospital medicine specialists in the world.
Tell a Doctor, 'Thanks for Caring' on National Doctors' Day
In light of the amazing contributions physicians make to our society, VITAS acknowledges National Doctors' Day, which falls on March 30th every year.
Medical Leaders Recognized by the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine
Medical leaders from VITAS Healthcare were honored by the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM) at the Annual Assembly for Hospice & Palliative Care in Boston.
March is National Professional Social Work Month
March is Social Work Month, a time to honor and thank the 680,000 social workers who focus on creating positive social change.
VITAS Opens Hospice Services at Chapman Global Medical Center in Orange County
VITAS Healthcare, has opened its first dedicated hospital-based inpatient suites in Orange County at Chapman Global Medical Center.
VITAS Physician Dr. Cris Johnson Joins Methodist Hospitals Palliative Care Team
Dr. Cris Johnson, a physician with Palliative Medical Associates, a division of VITAS, has joined the palliative care team at Methodist Hospital.
VITAS Celebrates Black History Month 2018
Black History Month is celebrated during February to recognize the achievements of African Americans and their essential role in U.S. history.
VITAS Healthcare Receives 2018 PEX Network Award for Mobile Solutions
VITAS Healthcare has won the 2018 Process Excellence Network (PEX) Awards in the Best Technology-Enabled Process Improvement Project category for its mobile solution to improve patient experience.
VITAS Healthcare Listed as 2018 PEX Network Awards Finalist for Technology Project
VITAS Healthcare, the nation’s leading provider of end-of-life care, recently made the shortlist for the 2018 PEX Network Awards’ Best Technology-Enabled Process Improvement Project.
Honoring Martin Luther King Jr Day 2018
VITAS recognizes Jan 15, as a day to honor Dr. King’s legacy as an inspiring preacher, tireless community activist & leader of the civil rights movement.
VITAS Healthcare Office in Florida's Lake and Sumter Counties is Now Open
VITAS Healthcare is accepting hospice-eligible patients in Lake and Sumter counties.
National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day 2017
Since 1994, December 7 has been designated National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, a time for all Americans to honor the men and women who fought.
Local to Lead VITAS Hospice and Palliative Care Services In Lake and Sumter Counties
VITAS has named Jillian Madsen, RN, general manager of its newest Florida location, in Lake and Sumter counties, accepting patients on January 2, 2018.
VITAS Commemorates Children’s Grief Awareness Day 2017
Their grief may be invisible, but it can’t be ignored. That’s why VITAS commemorates Children’s Grief Awareness Day.
VITAS Accepts National Black Nurses Association's Care Resolution
National Black Nurses Association met with VITAS, to present a joint resolution: “End-of-Life Care: Transitioning Patients with Dignity and Family Support.”
Veterans Day 2017
Learn more about how VITAS improves quality of life for military veterans near the end of life.
National Hospice and Palliative Care Month 2017
November is National Hospice & Palliative Care Month. VITAS is proud to be part of an ideal that promotes quality of life until the end of life.
VITAS at ACEP17
VITAS will be present in the exhibit hall, booth #2629, and in the InnovatED Palliative Care and Geriatrics section, located in Exhibit Hall AB of the Convention Center.
VITAS' Dr. Stephanie C. Sargent Recognized by American Health Council
Dr. Sargent of VITAS in Mount Laurel, New Jersey, has been elected by the American Health Council to join their Board of Physicians, recognizing the best in American healthcare.
Spiritual Care Week 2017
Spiritual care is valuable at any time, but it’s particularly essential for hospice patients as they struggle with apprehensions about their own death.
VITAS CIO Named Among Top CIOs by South Florida Business Journal
VITAS CIO and Executive Vice President Patrick Hale has been named one of the top South Florida’s chief information officers for 2017 by the South Florida Business Journal.
Case Management Week 2017
VITAS is proud to recognize the exceptional people who are case managers. VITAS relies on case managers to understand their patients’ needs.
Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2017
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, VITAS understand the unique needs and concerns of patients with breast cancer.
VITAS and Centric to Strengthen Innovative Patient Care Offerings
Centric Consulting’s Miami office is proud to announce its partnership with VITAS Healthcare to advance the delivery of patient care further.
National Hispanic Heritage Month 2017
VITAS Healthcare recognizes recognizes the contributions, the rich histories and cultures of Hispanic and Latino communities during National Hispanic Heritage Month 2017.
National Assisted Living Week 2017
VITAS Healthcare recognizes the hard work done by the dedicated professionals in assisted living facilities during National Assisted Living Week 2017.
Houston Area Golf Tournament to Benefit Hospice Patients and Families in Need
VITAS is hosting a golf tournament in Houston on 10/25 to raise funds for VITAS hospice patients & families in need.
Dr. Alen Voskanian Selected for Prestigious Health Innovators Fellowship
Dr. Alen Voskanian is one of 21 national healthcare leaders chosen for a 20-month fellowship to develop new approaches to improve the health and well-being.
VITAS Nominated for the Secretary of Defense Freedom Award
The Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) has nominated VITAS Healthcare of Delaware for the Secretary of Defense Employer Freedom Award.
VITAS Celebrates Top Recognition by National Healthcare Advertising Organizations
VITAS won 13 national advertising awards for its hospice advertising work from the Aster Awards, and eight awards from the Healthcare Advertising Awards.
VITAS Healthcare Supports National Black Nurses Associations End of Life Care Resolution
VITAS and the National Black Nurses Association presented a joint resolution, “End-of-Life Care: Transitioning Patients with Dignity and Family Support.”
VITAS Sponsors and Volunteers at 37th National Veterans Wheelchair Games
VITAS employees and their families in the Cincinnati area helped run the archery event at the NVWG, as part of the VITAS commitment to veterans.
VITAS General Manager Recognized as Ambassador of Change
Shanda Nobles-Milton, senior general manager for VITAS Healthcare of Volusia, recognized as a Community Leader at the Ambassadors of Change luncheon.
Kno2 and VITAS Healthcare Enable Secure Electronic Patient Referrals to Hospice Facilities
Kno2™ and VITAS Healthcare announced a partnership agreement to streamline electronic patient referrals from hospitals and health systems to facilities.
VITAS Healthcare Appoints Joel Wherley as Chief Operating Officer
VITAS Healthcare, the nation’s leading provider of end-of-life care, announced the appointment of veteran healthcare leader Joel Wherley as COO.
National Nursing Assistants Week 2017
VITAS recognizes the importance of hospice aides daily, but National Nursing Assistants Week is a great opportunity to celebrate.
Terry Holecek Elected Vice Chair of Ohio Board
VITAS Healthcare Vice President of Operations Terry Holecek was elected vice chairman of the Ohio Board of Executives of Long-Term Services and Supports.
VITAS Healthcare to Sponsor, Exhibit and Host Panel at 2017 AHIP Institute and Expo
VITAS Healthcare, the nation’s leading provider of end-of-life care, will have a significant presence as Platinum Level sponsor at America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) Institute & Expo being held June 7–9, 2017 in Austin, Texas.
VITAS Healthcare Opens New Location in Florida Panhandle
VITAS opened its newest location in Pensacola, FL and is currently accepting hospice-appropriate patients.
VITAS Awards Innovative Partner of the Year Award to Yale New Haven Health
VITAS Healthcare, has awarded Yale New Haven Health with the Innovative Partner of the Year Award for its innovation of an interoperability solution.
South Florida Children and Families Remember Loved Ones Over the Holidays
VITAS Healthcare, in collaboration with the Children’s Bereavement Center, recently hosted candle lighting memorials across Miami-Dade and Broward counties for children and their families to honor loved ones who have passed away.
Youth-Led Holiday Music-Thon Benefits Local Children with Bereavement Needs
VITAS Healthcare hosted a 12-hour-long fundraiser at Palm Beach Gardens Mall featuring more than 150 talented music students to support grieving children.
VITAS Healthcare Relocates and Expands Orange County Office
VITAS Healthcare Orange County staff members and executives were joined at a ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house on August 3, 2016 by local dignitaries, business and community leaders.
VITAS Healthcare Opens Doors to New Inpatient Center at Delray Beach
VITAS Healthcare, the nation's leading provider of end-of-life care, today announced the grand opening of the VITAS Healthcare Inpatient Center at Delray Beach.
VITAS Executive Kal Mistry Named Among Influential Business Women by South Florida Business Journal
VITAS Healthcare, the nation's leading provider of end-of-life care, announced that Executive Vice President/Chief Administrative Officer Kal Mistry was among 24 other women that were honored by the South Florida Business Journal as “Influential Business Women.”
VITAS Healthcare Celebrates 75th Anniversary of Tuskegee Airmen
March 25, 2016 marked the 75th anniversary of the Tuskegee Airmen and to pay tribute to their large role in American history, VITAS honored Tuskegee Airman Lt. Col. Leo R. Gray and the Tuskegee Airmen Miami Chapter.
Candle Lighting Ceremonies Help South Florida Children and Families Express Grief
VITAS Healthcare and the Children's Bereavement Center partner to support grieving children and families.
Children's Holiday Music-Thon Raises Funds for Grieving Children
The 12-hour fundraiser at the Palm Beach Gardens Mall in Florida was hosted by VITAS Healthcare and partners to raise money for VITAS Community Connection.
VITAS Healthcare Opens Doors to Second Hospice Inpatient Unit in Georgia at New Hope Medical Center
The facility will serve Gwinnett County’s terminally ill patients who have complex medical symptoms.
Miami-Dade Public Cemetery Unveils Beautified Scatter Garden for Cremated Indigent Veterans on 9/11
VITAS Healthcare, the nation’s leading provider of end-of-life care, and the Miami-Dade Medical Examiner’s Office unveiled a special Veterans Memorial Scatter Garden in the Medical Examiner’s Cemetery for indigent veterans on Sept. 11.
VITAS Healthcare Honors 2015 LLS Bay Area Boy and Girl of the Year
Two San Francisco area children fighting for their lives were given a special treat on Sunday, June 14, thanks to VITAS Healthcare, the nation’s leading provider of end-of-life care.
VITAS Healthcare Honors Veterans at Moving 6th Annual Remembrance Event
VITAS hosted the sixth annual Veterans Remembrance event at the Naval Submarine Base New London in Groton, Conn. on June 19, 2015.
VITAS Healthcare Honors World War II Hero with Military Bedside Salute
On Monday, June 15, 2015, VITAS Healthcare—the nation’s leading provider of end-of-life care—paid tribute to their patient, Tuskegee Airman Lt. Col. Eldridge F. Williams, 97, with a military bedside salute at the VITAS hospice inpatient unit at University of Miami Hospital.
VITAS Announces Groundbreaking for Community Life and Inpatient Center at Delray Beach
06/18/2015VITAS Healthcare, the nation's leading provider of end-of-life care, today announced the groundbreaking of the VITAS Community Life and Inpatient Center at Delray Beach.
VITAS Executive Mary Zalaznik Named Among 'Influential Business Women'
VITAS Healthcare, the nation's leading provider of end-of-life care, announced that senior vice president of operation, Mary Zalaznik, was among 26 other women that were honored by the South Florida Business Journal as “Influential Business Women.”
AirWatch Names VITAS a Mobile Game Changer
VITAS Healthcare, the nation’s leading provider of end-of-life care, was recently featured as a #MobileGameChanger by AirWatch by VMware, the leader in enterprise mobility management, for its innovative use of mobile technology in healthcare.
VITAS Healthcare Pledges $250,000 for Family Retreat Room
VITAS Healthcare has pledged a philanthropic gift of $250,000 in support of a Family Retreat Room at Orlando Regional Medical Center Tower.
VITAS Healthcare in San Francisco Bay Achieves Highest Statewide Recognition for Veterans' Initiatives
VITAS Healthcare announced that its San Francisco Bay program has been recognized as a “Level Four” partner of the “We Honor Veterans” campaign.
VITAS Healthcare Celebrates Grand Opening of Manassas Office
VITAS Healthcare recently celebrated the grand opening of its new satellite office in Manassas, Virginia.
Candace Baker, RN, Receives Certified Hospice and Palliative Nurse of the Year Award
Candace Baker, RN, senior admissions nurse, has received the 2015 Certified Hospice and Palliative Nurse of the Year Award.
VITAS Healthcare's Rupali Rajpathak Named an Inspirational Leader Under 40
Rupali Rajpathak, MD, a palliative care physician with VITAS Palliative Care Solutions in Philadelphia, has been named an inspirational leader in hospice and palliative medicine under the age of 40 by the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine.
VITAS Healthcare Sponsors Deep South Cycling Event to Raise Money for Cancer Patients
Cycliad is a 1,300 mile, four-weekend challenge that begins April 9 in Chattanooga, Tenn. Money raised will support patients and programs of the University of Alabama Birmingham Health System Cancer Community Network.
VITAS Appoints Denis Bouvier, D.O., as Medical Director in San Francisco
VITAS Healthcare recently announced that Denis Bouvier, D.O., has been appointed Medical Director in San Francisco.
VITAS Healthcare Programs Earn Reaccreditation from the National Institute for Jewish Hospice
VITAS programs in Alabama, California, Florida, Kansas, Missouri and Texas earned this reaccreditation, which VITAS first received in 2003.
VITAS Healthcare Receives President's Lifetime Achievement Award
VITAS was presented with the “President’s Lifetime Achievement Award” from the Minority Chamber of Commerce (MCC) in Washington D.C.
VITAS Honors Veterans on Veterans Day and Every Day
VITAS Healthcare is honored and proud to serve and help veterans every day of the year, including Veterans Day.
VITAS Opens New IPU at Baylor Medical at Carrollton
VITAS opens a new inpatient hospice unit on the campus of Baylor Medical Center at Carrollton, Texas. The 14-bed unit was designed to serve the area's terminally ill patients with complex symptoms.
World War II Combat Veteran Honored
VITAS Healthcare, hosted a surprise military celebration on Friday to honor 91-year-old World War II veteran Michael Tancreda with the Mercer County Service Medal.
New Inpatient Hospice Unit at Baylor Medical Center at Carrollton
VITAS Innovative Hospice Care, the nation's leading provider of end-of-life care, announced plans to open a new VITAS Inpatient Hospice Unit (IPU) on the campus of Baylor Medical Center at Carrollton,
VITAS Innovative Hospice Care Appoints Lisa Cooper as General Manager in San Francisco
In this role, Cooper will manage the program’s business operations throughout the San Francisco Bay area, including San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara and Alameda. Cooper, who will manage a daily census of approximately 600 patients and more than 350 staff members, will work closely with VITAS’ healthcare partners in San Francisco to provide high-quality care to patients and families.
Miami-Dade Earns Reaccreditation from the National Institute for Jewish Hospice
The VITAS Miami Dade County program has been reaccredited with the National Institute for Jewish Hospice.
VITAS Opens Renovated Inpatient Hospice Care Unit at The Lutheran Home
VITAS Innovative Hospice Care, the nation’s leading provider of end-of-life care, recently unveiled its newly renovated VITAS Inpatient Hospice Unit at The Lutheran Home, a nursing home/assisted living facility located at 7500 West North Avenue, Fourth Floor, Wauwatosa, WI 53213.
VITAS Hosts Free Workshop on Advanced Directives
As part of the “National Healthcare Decisions Day” annual observance, VITAS Innovative Hospice Care, the nation’s leading provider of end-of-life care, will host a free community workshop on April 16 about advance directives.
VITAS Healthcare Corporation Acquires Solari Hospice Care
VITAS Healthcare Corporation has acquired the operating assets of Houston-based Solari Hospice Care effective April 1, 2013.
VITAS Gives Donation to Support Denver Health Chaplaincy Service
VITAS announced its partnership with Denver Health through a $2,500 endowment made by its charitable foundation, VITAS Community Connections.
VITAS' Joseph Mignone, M.D., Receives Certification by the American Board of Hospice and Palliative Medicine
VITAS Innovative Hospice Care, the nation’s leading provider of end-of-life care, today announced that Joseph Mignone, M.D., has been certified by the American Board of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (ABHPM).
VITAS Hospice and Hospice Pharmacias Enter into Agreement
VITAS Healthcare Corporation, the nation’s leading provider of end-of-life care, and Hospice Pharmacia, a premier provider of medication management services for end-of-life patients that is part of Omnicare’s Specialty Care Group, today announced they have entered into a three-year agreement.
Ronald Fried Named Chair of National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization Board
Ronald Fried, executive vice president of development and public affairs, has been named chair of the board of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) for 2013.
Dr. Voskanian Receives Award for Medical Excellence and Leadership in End-of-Life Care
Regional Medical Director Alen Voskanian, M.D., has received the Hastings Center Cunniff-Dixon Physicians Award in recognition of his clinical contributions, commitment and passion for the cause of end-of-life care.