Center for Hospice Care Joins NPHI

Center for Hospice Care Joins National Collaborative of Non-Profit Hospice and Palliative Care Organizations

Mishawaka, Indiana  February 15, 2024 – Center for Hospice Care (CHC) is delighted to announce its new membership with the National Partnership for Healthcare and Hospice Innovation (NPHI). Comprising over 100 not-for-profit, community-integrated hospice and palliative care providers, NPHI is deeply committed to ensuring that patients and their families have access to the highest quality care during life’s final stages. The inclusion of Center for Hospice Care in this dynamic and innovative community of hospice and palliative care organizations is a source of immense pride.

“Center for Hospice Care is excited to join NPHI and looking forward to the opportunities for organizational-wide engagement in their many forums and workgroups as well as collaborating with and learning from other NPHI members,” noted CHC’s President and CEO John Mastrojohn III.

NPHI’s core belief is that end-of-life care should be tailored to reflect each patient’s unique goals, values, and preferences. As an essential part of this collective effort, members from across the nation collectively define the gold standard for hospice care and provide invaluable guidance to patients and their families during life’s final stages.

“NPHI is committed to helping not-for-profit hospices thrive in the rapidly changing hospice environment we find ourselves in. I like that I am directly linked to other CMOs/medical directors who have the same successes and challenges I have. NPHI is small enough to still offer a personal approach, yet large enough to make a big impact in the not-for-profit hospice world,” said CHC’s Medical Director Karissa Misner, DO, MPT.

By becoming part of NPHI, Center for Hospice Care embraces a commitment to person-centered advanced illness care—enabling individuals to concentrate on their own comfort in their final moments of life. NPHI’s pillars of organizational excellence, strategic engagement, and data collection, along with quality initiatives, empower its members to cultivate vital relationships, exchange best practices, and enlighten national thought leaders and decision-makers about the value of enhancing hospice care delivery.

Driven by the needs of patients and their families, rather than profit motives, NPHI’s members actively seek to revolutionize how both individuals and institutions perceive end-of-life care. They strive to help individuals live as well as possible until they reach the end of life’s journey.

Center for Hospice Care looks forward to working closely with NPHI and advocating with all its members for high-quality, community-based, not-for-profit hospice, palliative and advanced illness care to patients throughout the nation.


Center for Hospice Care is a nationally recognized, award-winning agency focused on improving the quality of living through hospice, home health, grief counseling and community education. With offices in South Bend, Plymouth, La Porte and Elkhart, Center for Hospice Care serves St. Joseph, Marshall, Elkhart, Fulton, Kosciusko, Porter, LaGrange, LaPorte and Starke Counties. For more information call 1-800-HOSPICE, email, or log on to

The National Partnership for Healthcare and Hospice Innovation (NPHI) is a membership organization comprising 100+ not-for-profit, community-integrated hospice, and palliative care providers dedicated to ensuring patients and their families have access to care that reflects their individual goals, values, and preferences. Representing providers from 37 states and the District of Columbia, NPHI and its members help design more innovative and effective models of care, advocate for comprehensive and community-integrated care customized to meet each person’s unique needs, and build collaboration between national thought leaders, decision-makers, and other healthcare stakeholders to improve hospice care. Learn more at