Yolo Hospice has become one of just two California hospices to be accepted into the National Partnership for Hospice Innovation (NPHI).
NPHI is a nationwide collaborative of not-for-profit, community-integrated hospice and palliative care providers who play a unique role as a crucial safety net for the sickest, most vulnerable patients in their collective communities. According to Craig Dresang, Executive Director of Yolo Hospice, “The partnership’s vision is that every American receives exceptional care during their last stage of life, and that the care is consistent with each individual’s goals, values, and preferences. Members of the partnership invest heavily in bedside care, provide robust bereavement services, offer psychosocial and spiritual support, and consistently achieve the highest standard of care.”
A priority of NPHI is to stand as leaders in the provision of the highest quality hospice care, to document that leadership through gathering and disseminating data on quality and value, and to set the standard for excellence nationwide. Members, built from the union of the National Hospice Work Group and the Hospice Innovations Group, continue to serve as historic, longstanding leaders in hospice as guardians of the community interest in end-of-life care.
Dresang says of the partnership, “The key areas of focus include organizational excellence, strategic engagement, data collection and quality initiatives.” Some of the nation’s most highly regarded hospice and palliative care programs are among the group’s membership, including Nathan Adelson Hospice in Nevada, Capital Caring in Washington DC, VNSNY Hospice and Palliative Care in New York, and Midwest CareCenter in Chicago, which is where Dresang was a hospice executive prior to his arrival at Yolo Hospice.