The National Partnership for Hospice Innovation (NPHI) announced the election of board officers, naming Christy Whitney Borchard, HopeWest President and CEO, as Board Secretary.

NPHI members work to fundamentally change how people and institutions think about the last stages of life through its mission to “lead the movement of hospice, palliative, and advanced illness care through innovation and collaboration.”

“Our Board is comprised of innovative leaders who help guide and shape the future of hospice care through the work of our members.  As a founding member of NPHI, Christy’s passion and drive for high-quality, person-centered care is remarkable and I am thrilled that she is the Secretary,” said Tom Koutsoumpas, President and CEO of the National Partnership for Hospice Innovation. “NPHI is grateful for the Officers’ willingness to serve our members in this capacity.”

Much like HopeWest, these like-minded leaders and not-for-profit providers across the United States are driven by passion and integrity. As part of this organization, HopeWest is committed to providing person and family-centered end-of-life care based on needs, not profit

“I look forward to serving on this board and not only representing HopeWest, but also not-for-profit hospices across the nation.” said Christy Whitney, HopeWest President and CEO. “I value NPHI and the dedication and determination their members have to continually improve patient and family experiences at the end-of-life.”

About HopeWest
HopeWest is a non-profit hospice, palliative care and grief support organization dedicated to profoundly changing the way the community experiences aging, serious illness and grief – one family at a time. Founded in 1993 through a community-wide vision, HopeWest now serves more than 4,000 individuals each year across 8,000 square miles of western Colorado in Mesa, Delta, Montrose, Ouray and Rio Blanco Counties. For more information about HopeWest call 970-241-2212 or visit

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