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The Compassion and Dignity of Hospice Care for Veterans

Lloyd Phelps epitomizes service and selflessness. A United States Marine Corps veteran who served for ten years and was wounded in Vietnam, Phelps was inspired to join Partners In Care as a veteran volunteer in 2016 after seeing his wife Marie volunteering years...

Partners In Care Recognized as Five-Star Hospice by Medicare

Partners In Care Recognized as Five-Star Hospice by Medicare

For the second year in a row, Partners In Care was recognized with five stars on the CAHPS (Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems) Hospice Survey, which measures family satisfaction with hospice care teams. This recognition places Partners In Care in...

Celebrating the Impact of Women at Partners In Care

Celebrating the Impact of Women at Partners In Care

This Women’s History Month, we recognize the pioneering women of the hospice movement, and celebrate the women who serve Central Oregon on the Partners In Care team. Nearly 60 years after the first modern hospice was founded, the legacy of Dame Cicely Saunders lives...

The Value of Local, Nonprofit Hospice and Palliative Care

The Value of Local, Nonprofit Hospice and Palliative Care

Now, more than ever, people have a say in their healthcare choices, including how and where they receive care, and even how they live life with a serious illness. The COVID-19 pandemic fundamentally changed the way Americans make their healthcare decisions and has...

Summit Health and Partners In Care Form New Palliative Care Partnership

Summit Health Oregon, the largest independent primary care and multispecialty physician-led medical group in Central Oregon, is pleased to announce a strategic partnership in the delivery of palliative care services with Partners In Care, the leading provider of hospice and home health care in the region.

Partners In Care Names New CEO

Partners In Care, the leading provider of hospice care in the Central Oregon region, announces the appointment of Greg Hagfors as its new Chief Executive Officer, according to its President and Board Chair Suzanne Lafky.

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Current News from around the country

New Research Shows Hospice Care Reduces Medicare Costs

Hospice Care Contributed to $3.5 Billion in Medicare Savings in One Year. Better Outcomes Together with Medicare Savings Demonstrate Hospice’s Value

(Alexandria, VA and Washington, DC) – New research shows that patients’ use of hospice care contributed to $3.5 billion in savings for Medicare in 2019, while providing multiple benefits to patients, families, and caregivers…
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‘We do not do the end of life well’ – How hospice can help 

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter’s decision to seek hospice care and receive care at home has helped bring awareness to an industry that quietly serves people at the end of their lives.

Hospice, which provides care and support services for patients who are terminally ill with a life expectancy of six months or less, offers care at the end of life — something that people often are uncomfortable talking about… Read more

Redmond toddler, family struggle against devastating diagnosis 

“That’s the thing. This is a learning process,” Megan Ryan said. “We’re a team. We’re going through this together. Kash is teaching us.”

“My job is to help people live — not die,” Kindra Wey, Kashtyn’s hospice nurse, said. Rather than making Kashtyn suffer just to extend his life for a few more months, the family has decided to instead focus on making his short life as happy and comfortable as possible…

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