Greetings to our cherished community,
As we reflect on this year’s journey in home-based medicine, I am filled with pride and gratitude for what Housecall Providers does, and for those who believe in us and support our mission in so many ways. Despite numerous challenges facing the healthcare industry, Housecall Providers hasn’t just weathered the storm; we’ve thrived in it. Our programs witnessed the highest census numbers in our history, and our path of growth promises even more.
This year, we expanded our Advanced Illness Care program to Columbia and Clatsop Counties, extending essential medical services to those previously underserved. As we set our sights on 2024, we’re excited about introducing our Primary Care program to Marion and Polk Counties, further enhancing our collaborative efforts with local nonprofits.
This year, Housecall Providers was also celebrated with the inaugural House Call Interdisciplinary Team of the Year award by the American Academy of Home Care Medicine – providing a testament to the commitment of our dedicated staff to providing superior care. Additionally, our Hospice program has achieved recognition by earning four rings in the 2023 Quality Connections program of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization – one of only two recipients in Oregon. All of us are so proud of these accomplishments!
Our community engagement initiative, launched in 2022, has solidified partnerships with numerous local nonprofits, bolstering our pledge to holistically serve our homebound and seriously ill members.
I’m also delighted to share our team’s growth. We welcomed 30 new faces this year, taking our workforce count to 135. While recruitment remains a focal point, our retention rates proudly surpass industry averages.
The stories in this Fall issue of The Patient’s Advocate highlight why our nonprofit home-based medicine matters. I urge anyone curious or eager to deepen their involvement to reach out directly to our Senior Development Specialist Bruce Erickson at email@example.com.
Your support shapes our impact on our most underserved neighbors. Thank you for your trust and commitment.