New Firm Aims to Elevate End-of-Life Care with Holistic, Compassionate Approach
IRVINE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–A team of veteran healthcare executives has joined together to launch Remita Health, a new company dedicated solely to hospice and palliative care and committed to improving the quality of life for terminally ill elderly patients and their families.
“Everyone we have the privilege of serving comes to us with their own personal story, which helps us tailor a care plan centered specifically around them to ensure their last days are as meaningful, purposeful, and peaceful as possible.”
Remita Health Chairman and CEO, Rick Slager, says, “Our goal is to align our values with those of each patient, to serve them with the dignity, respect and integrity they’ve earned and rightfully deserve.”
The company’s executive team brings more than 100 years of combined healthcare, hospice, and palliative care expertise to the venture, as well as a history of longstanding partnerships with premier physician groups, hospitals, managed care organizations and healthcare institutions.
From its headquarters in Irvine, California, Remita Health supports seven individual branches serving communities across Southern California, including Costa Mesa, Downey, Glendale, San Bernardino, and San Diego, as well as Las Vegas, Nevada, and Tucson, Arizona. An eighth location in Culver City, California, is projected to open by late summer of 2018.
Integrated Management Approach
Remita Health provides hands-on patient hospice and family care the way it was meant to be delivered—one patient at a time. The company differentiates itself from other hospice organizations by following an integrated-management approach to care, with real-time, face-to-face social and clinical support 24/7 through innovative, patient-centric, high-tech/high-touch systems that optimize care delivery and enhance patient, family and provider satisfaction.
Improving Quality of Life
The mission of Remita Health is to deliver compassionate, patient-centered care with dignity and excellence. Said Mr. Slager, “Everyone we have the privilege of serving comes to us with their own personal story, which helps us tailor a care plan centered specifically around them to ensure their last days are as meaningful, purposeful, and peaceful as possible.”
The Meaning Behind Remita Health
The name “Remita” combines the Latin words “Rem” (purpose), with “ita” (way), summarizing the company’s philosophy. Mr. Slager explains, “With Remita Health, our purpose is clear—it’s all about making a positive difference in each patient’s life at a time when life itself is most precious. We can only achieve this goal once we understand, acknowledge and accept the way each individual patient wants to be treated.”
Chief Operating Officer, Larry Nabb, elaborated, “Our multi-disciplinary team takes a thoughtful, holistic approach to addressing the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of our patients and their families. We understand the importance of individualized care, which means respecting each person’s wishes in ensuring their final journey is as comfortable and pain-free as possible.”
The company’s brand identity sums up its mission, with the tagline “Our Purpose, Your Way.” The logo symbolizes Remita Health’s “purpose” through a single aspen leaf that encircles and protects the patient’s heart, or “way.”
About Remita Health
Based in Irvine, California, Remita Health delivers compassionate hospice and palliative care of the highest quality to those facing a terminal illness. The company is uniquely configured to engage with its partners, patients, and families to coordinate care, drive quality outcomes, and reduce costs, while providing education and support.
Prospective patients can ask their physician for a referral to Remita Health, or call directly for details about hospice services and care. (Remita will then contact the physician to discuss treatment options.)
For more information, please visit remitahealth.com or call (877) 802-4620.