NHPCO-NAHC Collaboration News & Updates

NHPCO-NAHC Opportunity Assessment Workgroups

This page will keep our members and the entire care-at-home community – including hospice, home care, palliative care, serious illness, and others – as informed as possible about the ongoing process of collaboration and possible combination of the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) and the National Hospice & Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO). Please read on for information about member town hall discussions, media coverage, the leaders guiding this process, and more.  

This page will be updated as appropriate, so please check back for news and information. 

CEO Search
As NHPCO and NAHC continue working to create a new, combined organization to serve, support, and advocate for the national community of serious-illness and care-at-home providers, the Steering Committee that is leading the effort has selected Russell Reynolds Associates to conduct a national search for the inaugural CEO of the new organization. To share recommendation and/or express direct interest please reach out to Danielle Lafhaj at Russell Reynolds: Danielle.Lafhaj@russellreynolds.com.

NHPCO-NAHC Town Halls 

The member voice is a critical component to this exploration. As such, all members of NHPCO and NAHC are invited to a series of joint Town Halls to hear updates on the process and participate in a Q&A with members of the Steering Committee leading this exploration. 

Town Halls will be held on the following dates and are open to all members of the NHPCO and NAHC memberships: 

Town Hall participation information, including the link to join, will be sent to members closer to each Town Hall. 

Updates 

Press release
 
NAHC and NHPCO Announce Transition Board of Directors
NAHC site  |  NHPCO site
12/21/23
Member email
 
NHPCO and NAHC Announce Transition Board of Directors
NAHC site  |  NHPCO site 
12/21/23 
Press release 
NHPCO and NAHC Boards Agree to Pursue
Creation of a New, Combined Organization
 
NAHC site  |  NHPCO site 
8/10/23 
Member email 
Announcing Letter of Intent 
NAHC site  |  NHPCO site 
08/10/23 
Member email 
Update and Introduction of Steering Committee 
NAHC site  |  NHPCO site 
06/09/23 
Press release 
NAHC and NHPCO Exploring Collaboration Opportunities 
NAHC site  |  NHPCO site 
03/08/23 
Member email 
NHPCO and NAHC Exploring Collaboration Opportunities 
NAHC site  |  NHPCO site  
03/08/23 

 Media Coverage  

McKnight’s 
As merger with NHPCO approaches, chief of
NAHC reveals plans to stay through 2024
10/18/23 
Home Care Magazine 
NAHC, NHPCO Merger Could Be Done in 2024
10/17/23 
McKnight’s 
NAHC merger with NHPCO on track for implementation
next year, leaders say
 
10/16/23 
McKnight’s 
The strength of a united hospice house 
10/06/23 
McKnight’s 
‘This is our time’: NHPCO leaders see opportunities
for hospice field even as challenges persist
 
10/03/23 
Hospice News 
NHPCO COO and Interim CEO Ben Marcantonio:
Collaboration a Watchword for 2024
 
10/03/23 
Healthcare Services Investment News 
NAHC, NHPCO Sign LOI for Potential Merger 
08/11/23 
Hospice News 
NAHC, NHPCO Inch Closer to Possible Combination 
08/10/23 
Home Health Care News 
NAHC, NHPCO Sign Letter Of Intent To Potentially Combine 
08/10/23 
McKnight’s 
NAHC, NHPCO likely to merge 
08/10/23 
HomeCare Magazine 
NHPCO, NAHC Boards Agree to Pursue Creation
of a New, Combined Organization
 
08/10/23 
McKnight’s 
Provider groups explore collaboration, stronger ties 
03/09/23 
Hospice News 
NAHC, NHPCO Seek Greater Collaboration with
‘All Options on the Table’
 
03/08/23 

Steering Committee 

Members and staff leaders from NHPCO and NAHC who are leading the process to create new, combined organization:  

      • Ken Albert, NAHC Chair 
      • Trisha Crissman, NHPCO National Director 
      • Bill Dombi, NAHC President 
      • Melinda Gruber, NHPCO Chair 
      • Ben Marcantonio, NHPCO COO and Interim CEO 
      • Norman McRae, NHPCO Immediate Past Chair 
      • Susan Ponder-Stansel, NAHC Board Member 
      • Lynne Sexten, NHPCO At-Large Executive Committee Member 
      • William Simione, III, NAHC Treasurer 
      • David Totaro, NAHC Board Member 

NAHC-NHPCO Opportunity Assessment Workgroups 

Workgroups comprised of members and staff are working on key elements of a combined organization. The Workgroups are focused on the following areas: Branding 

      • CEO Search Advisory 
      • Advocacy and Policy 
      • Education 
      • Finance and Operations 
      • Governance and Nominating 
      • Membership and Dues 
      • Member Communities and Engagement 
      • Member Services  

See the full list of Workgroup members here