National Hospice Foundation

Honor. Remember. Invest.

aka NHF   |   Alexandria, VA   |  www.nationalhospicefoundation.org

Mission

The National Hospice Foundation mission is to inspire donors to advance compassionate end-of-life care. The National Hospice Foundation envisions a world where everyone facing serious illness, death, and grief will experience the best that humankind can offer.

Ruling year info

1991

President & CEO

Mr. Edo Banach

Main address

1731 King Street Suite 200

Alexandria, VA 22314 USA

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EIN

54-1586967

NTEE code info

Hospice (P74)

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Our programs

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Providing Educational Opportunities

NHF's vision and mandate includes: 1) Conducting research to ensure that hospice and palliative care is of the highest quality. 2) Working with programs and communities to help make end-of-life care available to everyone who needs it. 3) Providing educational opportunities for professionals so they can be kept abreast of innovations in care. 4) Helping hospice leaders enhance their management and leadership expertise while remaining true to the founding values of hospice. 5) Increasing consumers' understanding of hospice. 6) Giving people the skills they need to talk about and plan for serious illness and death--including helping employers help their employees who are taking care of seriously ill family members. 7) Bringing the grassroots voices of hospice leaders to the state and Federal policy tables. 8)Promoting hospice and palliative care throughout the United States.

Population(s) Served

Illness, death, and grief touch everyone. Yet, most people do not think about these issues until they are personally affected by them. CaringInfo brings information to people before a health crisis, helping individuals and families learn about, prepare for and access hospice and palliative care services.

Population(s) Served

Helping hospice and palliative care professionals address disparities in end-of-life care.

Population(s) Served

People living with life-limiting illnesses often have special wishes. They wish to speak with long-lost family members, revisit a favorite place or experience a simple dream such as a dinner out with a spouse. The Lighthouse of Hope provides funds to hospice patients seeking wish-fulfilling experiences near the ends of their lives.

Population(s) Served

Children with life-limiting or life-threatening conditions often have complex needs that require care 24 hours a day, seven days a week. This can put enormous pressure on families, caregivers and siblings. Through the work of Children’s Project on Palliative/Hospice Services (ChiPPS), NHPCO’s pediatric advisory council, we are committed to making the best-known practices in pediatric palliative and hospice care more widely available to care providers and increasing the availability of state-of-the-art services to families. Funding through the National Hospice Foundation (NHF) for national pediatric initiatives has played and continues to play a vital role in shaping the entire pediatric palliative care and hospice field.

Together we are building capacity by identifying, developing and disseminating practical strategies that advance care for children and families coping with life-threatening conditions, dying and bereavement.

Population(s) Served

Emergency Workforce Support Fund assists hospice communities when a natural disaster overwhelms regularly-available resources.

Population(s) Served

Palliative Care fund promotes innovative strategies to deliver care and improve the quality of life for the patient and the patient’s family.

Population(s) Served

Veterans program provides tools and resources for professionals to recognize the unique needs of our Veterans under hospice and palliative care and their families.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization 2007

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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NHF supports NHPCO's quality and research initiatives; hospice palliative care provider education opportunities; consumer engagement and caregiver services; the work of FHSSA; and is leading the Capitol Campaign for the National Center.

Our Vision

We envision a world where everyone facing serious illness, death, and grief will experience the best that humankind can offer.

Our Mission

Inspiring donors to advance compassionate end-of-life care.

In partnership with National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, we work to improve care at the end of life throughout the United States. We raise funds from individuals, foundations, and corporations to fund programs that make a difference in the lives of the patients and families served by NHPCO's membership of more than 3,400 hospice and palliative care providers.

Through our support of Caring Connections, a program of NHPCO, NHF funds the development of resources, tools, and information to educate and empower individuals to access advance care planning, caregiving, hospice and grief services, and information.

While NHF's primary role is fundraising, we collaborate to promote access to high-quality hospice and palliative care for everyone who needs it. We also work to ensure the highest quality of care for seriously ill individuals and their families here in the United States as well as in our special focus area in Africa.
National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO).

Founded in 1978, NHPCO is the world's premier hospice and palliative care leadership organization. In addition to supporting a diversified membership of hospice and palliative care provider organizations and professionals, NHPCO breaks new ground in professional leadership, consumer and caregiver services, research, legislative advocacy, communications, international development, and issues related to quality care at the end of life.

Global Partners in Care, which began as the Foundation for Hospices in Sub-Saharan Africa (FHSSA), was founded in 1999 and officially became part of the NHPCO family of organizations in late 2004.

Through partnerships with more than 70 hospices in 28 states, Global Partners in Care helps support direct care to individuals and their families affected by HIV/AIDS, cancer, and other illnesses in 14 African countries. Global Partners in Care supports their African partners to provide compassionate care to the entire family and community – nutritional, medicine, medical supplies, bedding and school uniforms for orphans and vulnerable children, bicycles and vehicles for transportation, and creating volunteer caregiver networks and youth care clubs to engage and empower vulnerable youth.

Progress can be difficult to measure at times, particularly for a large national organization such as NHF. We believe, however, that our progress and success can be seen in the number of people we are able to help in the United States through our programs and our advocacy campaign. These programs are vital to many who depend on them for access to healthcare, medical treatment, medical training, and other aid programs. In its 22 years of existence, the NHPCO/NHF has expanded more than we could have imagined and it continues to grow each year.

The expansion and creation of new programs and the opening of new hospice foundations across the United States are also a sure sign of our success. Continual expansion throughout the continent allows us to extend our reach to both rural communities and urban areas. Our scholarship program that allows nurses from across the United States to travel to Washington, D.C. to meet with members of congress to discuss the need for palliative care is also an important aspect of our organization that can be seen. The expansion of programs allows us to continue our overall goal of providing compassionate care across the continent, while also ensuring that all of those in need of end-of-life care have access to the treatment they deserve and need.

Financials

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National Hospice Foundation

Board of directors
as of 10/10/2019
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Gregory Wood

Hospice of the Ozarks

Janet Jones

The Elizabeth Hospice

Edo Banach

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization

Gregory Wood

Hospice of the Ozarks

David Williams

Chemed Corporation

Regina Bodnar

Carroll Hospice

Suzi Johnson

Sharp HospiceCare

Rafael Sciullo

Empath Health/Suncoast Hospice

Norman McRae

Caris HealthCare

Sally Aldrich

Baptist Trinity Health

Samira Beckwith

Hope Hospice and Community Services

Darren Bertram

Infinity Hospice Care

Jeanne Dennis

Melinda Gruber

Caring Circle

Joan Harrold

Hospice & Community Care

Sandy Kuhlman

Hospice Services, Inc.

Katy Lanz

Aspire Health

Michael McHale

TRU Community Care

Jane Moore

Missouri Hospice & Palliative Care Organization

Balu Natarajan

Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care

Stacie Pinderhughes

Optumcare, Complex Care Management

Linda Rock

Woodland Hospice and Morey Bereavement Center

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes