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Compassus Northern Michigan Program Recognized for Excellence

Program ranked among top four programs in the country

Northern Michigan Pillar Award

Program ranked among top four programs in the country

The Compassus hospice program serving 15 counties in Northern Michigan has ranked among the organization’s top four programs in the country and been named a Compassus Program of Distinction for its outstanding performance in 2021. The Northern Michigan program outperformed its peers in six Pillars of Success categories including regulatory compliance, culture, quality care, service excellence, expanding access to service and fiscal responsibility.

Compassus established its Pillars of Success program to unite the company’s 200 locations across 30 states in a common service vision based on measurable goals driving each program to improve the quality of care for hospice patients.

“The Northern Michigan program continues to distinguish itself by exceeding our quality and leadership standards. They genuinely believe in our mission to advance home-based care, and their dedication is visible in the efforts that earned them this recognition,” said Compassus CEO David Grams. “Every member of the Northern Michigan team makes a meaningful impact on patients and families, and that impact has a ripple effect in the community. I am proud of them for striving to make a positive difference in the lives of patients every day.”

“This recognition is a testament to our program’s leadership and dedicated, hard-working team members,” said Northern Michigan Area Executive of Clinical Operations Nicole Neubecker. “Our team stands wholeheartedly behind our mission to provide exceptional home-based care, and we are honored to be recognized for our unwavering efforts to support patients’ medical and emotional needs.”

The Northern Michigan program serves patients and families in Alcona, Alpena, Arenac, Cheboygan, Crawford, Gladwin, Iosco, Kalkaska, Missaukee, Montmorency, Ogemaw, Oscoda, Otsego, Presque Isle and Roscommon counties. For more information about Compassus, visit