VITAS Advantage: Hospice Thought Leader Partnership for Hospitals
Here’s How VITAS Helps
When a patient is routinely hospitalized or admitted to your ED again and again, it may be time to refer to hospice. If you’re seeking a partner in end-of-life care, your patient’s needs are your top priority, but the right provider can benefit the entire care continuum.
The ideal partner is a healthcare thought leader that supports current and future clinical professionals through education and mentorship, which ultimately benefits your patients, hospital, and the community at large. When it’s time to partner with an end-of-life expert, choose VITAS, the provider that sets the standard.
- VITAS invests in the training of our next generation of hospice professionals, including physicians, nurses, social workers, chaplains, and music therapists.
- We sponsor fellowships and graduate education for physicians pursuing certification in hospice and palliative medicine, as well as continuing education for practicing physicians via CMEs, grand rounds, and mentorships.
- As a care model funded largely through Medicare and Medicaid, we support the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ triple aim and promote alternative payment models.
The Technological Advantage
Leveraging our partnerships with eReferral platforms, VITAS utilizes live data feeds and evidence-based protocols to improve care coordination, expedite digital referrals, and ensure timely transitions to end-of-life care, whether in your hospital or the patient’s preferred setting.
Clinical Expertise and Support
The board-certified medical directors who oversee VITAS interdisciplinary teams can also support your team by helping physicians meet graduate medical education requirements. Our medical directors are available as lecturers and can oversee training at your hospital or within our inpatient hospice units (IPUs). Our IPUs can also be utilized for practical training opportunities.