Hennepin Healthcare announces transfer of hospice services to Ecumen Hospice

EcumenHennepin Healthcare and Ecumen are pleased to announce the transfer of Hennepin Healthcare’s at home hospice services to Ecumen Hospice in a collaboration that supports access to comprehensive hospice services for Hennepin Healthcare patients.

“As we focus on our acute care hospital and clinic system, our priority was to find a hospice organization with a shared mission to the patients we serve,” said Jennifer DeCubellis, Hennepin Healthcare CEO.  “This collaboration maintains access for our patients to the full array of end-of-life services and support, so they get the care and comfort they deserve at this critical phase in their journey.”

Ecumen Hospice is part of Ecumen—one of the nation’s leading nonprofit providers of housing and services for older adults. Ecumen’s life-honoring hospice care dates back three decades and continues with innovative ways to care for those it serves.

“This collaboration between our two organizations expands access to our outstanding and comprehensive hospice care for Hennepin Healthcare patients,” said Shelley Kendrick, Ecumen president and CEO. “Additionally, it furthers our mission with a goal of making this compassionate, patient-centered end-of-life care available to everyone who needs it, in their home or wherever they’re living – regardless of their ability to pay.”

Maintaining options for long-term care and hospice are important parts of the healthcare ecosystem. Hennepin Healthcare and Ecumen are committed to realizing solutions to the current compression and congestion in hospitals that is resulting in longer lengths of stay and limited access for patients who need higher levels of care.

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Tom Hayes, Hennepin Healthcare
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Angie Andreson, Ecumen
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