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Hospice of Michigan and Arbor Hospice Promote Three Leaders

Gloria Bunting, Marcie Hillary and Dr. Michael Paletta assume larger roles

ANN ARBOR, MI. Jan. 22, 2018 – Hospice of Michigan (HOM) and Arbor Hospice are pleased to announce three recent changes within their leadership structure.

Gloria Bunting, previously director of finance, has been promoted to senior director. Bunting’s promotion enhances the financial stewardship of the senior director team, through her extensive knowledge across the financial spectrum. In her time with Hospice of Michigan and Arbor Hospice, Bunting has demonstrated high accounting standards, as well as developed an incredibly efficient budgeting process.

Additionally, Marcie Hillary and Dr. Michael Paletta, vice president of community relations and vice president of medical affairs, respectively, have been named to senior vice president roles. These promotions recognize the scope of their additional responsibilities following the 2016 Hospice of Michigan-Arbor Hospice affiliation and the formation of the Northstar Care Community. Hillary’s 20 year tenure began at Hospice of Michigan, where she focused on community relations and development.  Her responsibilities have expanded to also include leadership of fundraising efforts at Arbor Hospice. Dr. Paletta oversees a team of physicians, nurse practitioners and licensed clinicians who provide care to more than 1,500 patients each day. He also has oversight of the clinical quality, compliance, and education/training teams across the organization.

“In our efforts to stay ahead of the needs and demands in our industry, we have long been flexible in making organizational changes designed to ensure quality patient care while providing a supportive environment for our caregiving staff,” stated executive vice president, chief operating officer Patrick Miller, “It is in this spirit that we are pleased to announce these changes within our leadership structure. We’re confident that these moves will advance our continued pursuit of quality care and operations.”

About Hospice of Michigan
A nationally recognized leader in end-of-life care, Hospice of Michigan (HOM) is the original – and largest – hospice in the state. A founding member of the NorthStar Care Community, the nonprofit delivers the highest quality of care, raising more than $5 million each year to cover costs for the uninsured and underinsured. HOM offers a broad range of services to enhance the quality of life at the end of life. HOM also provides grief support and counseling, as well as caregiver education and support. A member of the NorthStar Care Community, HOM also provides palliative care through NorthStar Palliative Care, pediatric hospice care and compassionate support services through Jo Elyn Nyman Anchors Programs for Children, and education programs for physicians and health care professionals through the NorthStar Institute. The NorthStar Care Community also includes Arbor Hospice. In total, NorthStar Care Community members serve nearly 1,500 patients daily across Michigan’s Lower Peninsula. For more information, call 888.247.5701.