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Hospice of Michigan

With roots dating back to the 1970s, we are the most experienced provider of hospice care in Michigan. Currently serving approximately 4,700 patients annually in 46 counties, we’re also the largest in our state, and among the largest recognized 501c3 non-profit advanced illness management organizations in the nation.

We provide care for all—regardless of age, diagnosis, or ability to pay. Last year, our commitment extended $4 million beyond what was reimbursed by insurance. Because we welcome those who are uninsured, or whose treatment is more expensive than what other hospices can provide, we depend on the financial support of our donors for the treatments, medications, services, grief support, and spiritual care of patients and families in need.

Read more about how we provide care to patients and their families.

Hospice of Michigan Foundation

The Hospice of Michigan Foundation generates financial support to ensure that every person who seeks our care is able to receive it. Philanthropic giving also funds the research, education and innovation initiatives at the Hospice of Michigan Institute. We continue to rely on gifts from individuals, corporations, and foundations to fulfill the Hospice of Michigan mission. If you would like to offer your support, please click on a link to the right that best suits your needs.

Hospice of Michigan Institute

The first of its kind in Michigan, the Hospice of Michigan Institute is the research and innovation arm of Hospice of Michigan. Focused on improving quality of life for patients and families facing serious illness care at the local, state and national levels, the Institute is a source of groundbreaking research, education, and community outreach initiatives. The Institute also serves as a forum where healthcare experts can exchange ideas, collaborate, and explore new ways to improve care.


Meet the people who guide and govern Hospice of Michigan, including our executive leadership, Board of Trustees and Foundation Board.

Corporate Leadership
  • Robert Cahill — President and Chief Executive Officer

  • Patrick Miller RN, MBA, MHSA, FACHE — Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer

  • Lee Ann Myers, CPA, CGMA — Executive Vice President Finance/Chief Financial Officer

  • Marcie Hillary — Senior Vice President

  • Michael Paletta MD, FAAHPM — Senior Vice President

Board of Trustees
  • Mark Drumheller, Chair
    Performance Management Resources, LLC
  • Brian M. Connolly, Vice Chair
    B. Connolly Associates
    Grosse Pointe Farms
  • Sandy Linden, Secretary/Treasurer
    Professional Parent Care
  • Jane McNamara, Immediate Past Chair
  • Mark Kinsler
  • Lawrence D. Bos, Sr
    Northwestern Mutual Financial Network
    Grand Rapids
  • Ruthann Brintnall, PhD
    Grand Valley State University (Retired)
  • Andrew Broder
    Payne Broder & Fossee, P.C.
    Bingham Farms
  • Robert J. Cahill
    Hospice of Michigan
  • Gerald Fitzgerald
    Oakwood Foundation (Retired)
  • Justin Hiller
    Gleaners Community Food Bank
  • Pat Jannausch
    Core OD Consulting, LLC
    Ann Arbor
  • Kurt Ludlow
  • John Maurer, MD
    Grand Rapids
  • Philip H. McCorkle, Jr.
    Trinity Health
  • Allan Nachman
    Butzel Long
    Bloomfield Hills
  • Khan J. Nedd, MD
    Infusion Associates
    Grand Rapids
  • Michael Salter, DPM
    Millennium Medical & Surgical Foot Specialists
  • Mary Sanders
    Gaylord Area Chamber of Commerce
  • The Honorable Sara Smolenski
    63rd District Court
    Grand Rapids
  • Judith Trepeck
    The Trepeck Group
    West Bloomfield
  • Janice Whitehouse
    Whitehouse Consulting LLC

Foundation Board
  • The Honorable Sara Smolenski, Chair
    63rd District Court
    Grand Rapids
  • LeeAnn Clay, Vice Chair
    Miller Welding Supply
    Grand Rapids
  • Margaret Allesee, Founder of the Maggie Allesee Center for Innovation
    Bloomfield Hills
  • June Hamersma, Founding Chair
  • Shirley Balk
    Hansen Balk Steel Treating
    Grand Rapids
  • Robert Cahill
    Hospice of Michigan
  • Eric Canvasser, CPA, MST
    Farmington Hills
  • Joseph Crawford
    J. Crawford Communications, LLC
    Grand Rapids
  • Michael Damstra
    Carelinc Medical Equipment Co.
    Grand Rapids
  • Paul T. Doyle
    Paul Doyle & Associates, LLC
    Grand Rapids
  • James Fahner, M.D.
    Helen DeVos Children's Hospital
    Grand Rapids
  • Robert Gillette
    American House
    Bloomfield Hills
  • Sean Guitar
    Hewlett Packard
    Shelby Township
  • Mary Haarman
    Aquinas College
    Grand Rapids
  • Marcie Hillary
    Hospice of Michigan
    Grand Rapids
  • Linda Juracek-Lipa, Community Volunteer
  • Garrett P. Klein
    Rehmann Group
  • Patrick Miller
    Hospice of Michigan
  • Cindy Monroe
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
  • Lee Ann Myers
    Hospice of Michigan
  • Douglas Nouse
    Nocran, LLC
  • Marc Rosenthal
    The Mitch Albom Show
  • Thomas P. Sarb
    Miller Johnson (Retired)
    Grand Rapids
  • Michael TerHorst
    Antares Capital, L.P.
    Grand Rapids
  • Joseph Voss, J.D.
    Leavens, Strand & Glover
    Chicago, IL
  • Patricia Van Pelt
    Fifth Third Bank
    Grand Rapids


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