Hospice is designed to provide support to patients and caregivers who are facing a life-limiting illness, such as advanced cancer. The main philosophy of hospice is to ensure that patients live in ways that are most valuable and meaningful for them. Thus, hospice care has been shown to improve quality of life for patients at the end of life. Medical oncology practices have partnered with hospices from across Michigan with the goal of increasing enrollment to hospice care. Several projects have been identified for implementation in each MOQC region under this initiative, with support from the MOQC Coordinating Center.

Practice Benefits

  • Tools for starting conversations about hospice care with patients and caregivers
  • Information sheets to guide patients and caregivers as they choose a hospice
  • Letter templates to facilitate communication between hospices and practices
  • Education about hospice for clinicians

Hospice Initiative Team

Sam Beusterien, MS, CCRP, CCRA
Senior Project Manager

Jisha Panicker, BDS, MPH
Senior Project Manager


Contact Information

For more information, please contact moqc@moqc.org