VITAS Healthcare: A Partner in End-of-Life Care
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VITAS Healthcare: A Partner in End-of-Life Care


A life well-lived, from beginning to the very
end. It’s something we all want, and we all deserve. Today we are living longer, but are we living
well to the very end? Providing care near the end of a person’s
life is a complex challenge involving the patient and family, community, healthcare
providers and payers. None of us in the healthcare industry can
do it alone. But together? We can make changes that will transform life and death. Since 1978, VITAS Healthcare has provided
the best end-of-life care available. It is our purpose and our passion. Today we are
the largest, most experienced hospice provider in America: 12,000 employees dedicated to
the care of more than 15,000 patients every day. Our multidisciplinary care teams are dedicated
to providing quality, compassionate care in patients’ homes, nursing homes, assisted
living communities and VITAS inpatient hospice units that look and feel like home. We’re
committed to increasing patient satisfaction and reducing the cost of care. We’re nimble: Serious illness doesn’t
wait, and neither does VITAS. We’re innovative, improving patient-centered care with new processes
and new thinking. We invest in technology that interfaces with our partners’ EMR systems
to streamline referrals and care transitions. Our mobile apps help clinicians make referrals
and stay connected to us. Our iPad transition-to-care platform improves the admissions experience
for patients, families and healthcare professionals. Our fleet of over 130 trucks covers more than
200,000 miles a month, delivering the most up-to-date medical equipment to patients in
their homes. Families know our unparalleled expertise and compassion are a phone call
away, serviced by three virtual care centers ensuring comfort and peace of mind 24 hours
a day, seven days a week. VITAS is the industry thought leader. Our
physicians have conducted academic medical research and published authoritative texts
on end-of-life care. We are committed to the future of healthcare through sponsored palliative
care fellowships with several of the nation’s premier medical schools. We do the right thing. Every dollar donated
to our charitable foundation—VITAS Community Connection—goes to patients in need and
local community partners. Hospice work isn’t easy, but VITAS does
it extraordinarily well. The talent and dedication of our employees is at the core of everything
we do. Imagine what we could do together. It comes down to this: At the end of life,
everyone needs support. Patients. Families. Healthcare providers. Payers. Let’s work
as partners to support the patients and families who rely on us. Together we will ensure that millions of lives
are well-lived. From beginning to the very end.

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