Press Release - Bay Area, non-profit, health care provider Hospice by the Bay has won the 2013 Amerinet Healthcare Achievement Award

March 19, 2013 | Bay Area, non-profit, health care provider Hospice by the Bay has won the 2013 Amerinet Healthcare Achievement Award for Financial and Operational Improvement for its innovative cost-containment program that successfully reduced the agency’s expenses by more than $1 million.

“We are so pleased that our efforts have been recognized by Amerinet,” said Hospice by the Bay CEO Sandra Lew, LCSW. “We’ve long known that it is simply not enough to be a pioneering hospice – the oldest in California – but that we need to embrace new managerial ideas that support our work to provide compassionate end-of-life care. As a non-profit, we earn the community’s trust and charitable support, while safeguarding our agency’s future, by prudent fiscal management of our resources.”

The authors of the award-winning case study from the Hospice By The Bay Finance Department are Chief Financial Officer Denis Viscek of Mill Valley, Controller Michelle H. Martinez of Greenbrae and Assistant Controller Michael Christman of San Francisco.

Hospice by the Bay, founded in 1975, serves Marin, San Francisco, N. San Mateo and Sonoma counties. Its staff provides personalized hospice and palliative care to support patients and their families. Hospice by the Bay’s grief counseling department also serves all community members grieving the loss of someone close to them.

Each year, Amerinet, Inc., a national health care solutions organization with headquarters in Pennsylvania, honors the efforts by its members to reduce health care costs, improve health care quality and serve the community at-large. This year, a panel of expert judges selected 12 projects from a record-breaking number of entries.

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