Monday, October 15, 2018

This could be the start of something big

I've often wanted to compile a list of hospices available to patients and families in Massachusetts, and this past weekend I did just that. I reviewed the member directory at the Hospice and Palliative Care Federation of Massachusetts, and searched Medicare's Hospice Compare website for agencies in the state. I suppose I could also sift through NHPCO's member directory, but maybe later.

Here's the result: there are sixty-four (64) different agencies from my combined search, listed alphabetically. Some organizations have multiple offices and locations, but I only listed them once. Several are familiar to me because I've worked there, or have colleagues who do. Some look like newcomers, and will require some digging. Several are associated with national chains. A few are the result of mergers and acquisitions.

This will be my sandbox, and over the coming weeks I'll be adding information, sorting, analyzing, and exploring it in greater detail. My first effort will be to compare executive compensation at non-profit hospices, since that information is readily available on IRS Form 990.

Hospices in Massachusetts

All Care Hospice Inc
Alliance Hospice Care LLC
Amedisys (9 MA locations branded as Beacon Hospice)
Ascend Hospice
Aseracare Hospice
Baystate Hospice
Baystate VNA and Hospice (duplicate?)
Broad Reach Hospice & Palliative Care
Brookhaven Hospice of MA, LLC
Care Dimensions
Caregroup Parmenter Home Care and Hospice, Inc.
Central MA Hospice
Chelsea Jewish Hospice
Circle Home Inc.
Clifton Hospice Services LLC
Community Nurse Home Care, Inc.
Community VNA Hospice Care
Compassionate Care Hospice
Compassus Hospice and Palliative Care
Constellation Health Services
Cooley Dickinson VNA & Hospice
Cranberry Hospice & Palliative Care
Dignity Hospice Care
Fidelis Hospice (Hospice Partners of the Northeast, LLC)
Good Shepherd Community Care
Great Lakes Caring (midwest chain w/ MA location in Newburyport)
GVNA HealthCare, Inc. Hospice
Hallmark Health VNA and Hospice
Health Alliance Home Health and Hospice
Hebrew Senior Life Hospice Care
Holyoke VNA and Hospice
Hope Health
Hospice of Franklin County, Inc.
Hospice of Martha’s Vineyard - socia model!
Hospice of the Fisher Home
Hospice of the South Shore - mess?
Hospice Services of MA
Hospice Services of Western and Central Mass
Hospicecare in the Berkshires
JHC Hospice
Kindred Hospice
Maestro Hospice Care LLC
Merrimack Valley Hospice
MetroWest HomeCare & Hospice (Amedisys)
Middlesex East Visiting Nurse Hospice 
Nashoba Nursing Services and Hospice
New England Hospice (II?)
Notre Dame Hospice
NVNA and Hospice
Old Colony Hospice & Palliative Care
Overlook Visiting Nurse Association Hospice
Palliative & Supportive Care of Nantucket
Salmon VNA & Hospice
Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care of MA
Southcoast Visiting Nurse Association
Spectrum Home Health and Hospice Care
Steward Home Care-Hospice,
Sudbury Pines Hospice
Trinity Health of NE at Home
Trinity Hospice
Visiting Nurse and Community Health-Hospice Program
VNA Care Network & Hospice
VNA Hospice & Palliative Care of Cape Cod
West River Hospice