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Mar 19 2019
Medpac Releases Report to Congress ON Medicare Payment Policy - Volume 23, Number 11- March 19, 2019

Nursing Shortage Expected to Continue Through 2024: How CMS Is Easing the Burden on Hospice Agencies

Feb 8 2019
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics has forecast a nursing shortage thro...

Welcome to Tennessee Hospice Organization

Established in 1989, the Tennessee Hospice Organization (THO) is dedicated to improving patient safety and quality related to hospice care.  THO members include hospice organizations caring for patients with advanced illnesses, as well as support members who believe in the goals of THO and wish to support the association.  THO is advocacy-based—serving as the link between its membership and state, federal and national organizations with expertise in end-of-life care. THO also provides continuing education programs to ensure the highest quality of care is provided at the end of life for patients and loved ones; and works to increase awareness of hospice care issues among its membership and the public.​

Mission

The Tennessee Hospice Organization (THO) promotes excellence in hospice, palliative and end-of-life care through education and advocacy.

Vision

Ensuring that all people living with an advanced illness and their loved ones have access to the highest quality of care and support at the end of life. Guiding Principles: Help Tennessee's hospices continually improve the quality of the care delivered to patients and their loved ones in our state. Identify and resolve questions and issues related to hospice care. Promote and provide communication among hospice programs within Tennessee. Serve as the link between state and national organizations with interest or expertise in end-of-life care, including the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization. Identify, develop and coordinate resource information to assist local hospice programs. Promote the development and dissemination of public and continuing professional education related to hospice care.

Upcoming Events

March 1, 2019

Hospice Medical Director Certification Board Application Cycle Now Open

Did you know that in its first five certification cycles, the Hospice Medical Director Certification...
April 2, 2019

The Book of Life – Grief & Resilience

Nationally known authority on spirituality, health and loss Harold G. Koenig, M.D., will lead &ldquo...