Hospice CEOThe National Partnership for Hospice Innovation (NPHI) elected Hosparus Health President and CEO Phil Marshall as its Board Chair for the 2018-19 term during its September Board of Directors meeting. NPHI is a national membership organization made up of over 60 innovative, mid-to large-sized nonprofit hospice, palliative care and advanced illness providers across the country. Through ongoing advocacy and innovation efforts, NPHI is committed to ensuring the highest quality and comfort for seriously ill patients and their families during the last stage of life. 

Marshall has led Hosparus Health, a Louisville-based hospice and palliative care provider and one of the top 25 largest nonprofit hospice organizations in the country, since 2006. He previously served as Executive Director/VP of Norton Healthcare Foundation as well as CAO and CEO of The Healing Place, both in Louisville.

Before shifting his career toward nonprofit endeavors, he held lending/executive positions with U.S. Bank in Cincinnati, National City Bank in Cleveland and several Kentucky banking institutions. Marshall is a founding member of the Louisville Healthcare CEO Council and currently serves as its Treasurer. He also is the Chairman of Health Enterprises Network Board of Directors, part of Greater Louisville, Inc. (GLI). Marshall is an active Board Member for the innovative Thrive Center and has served on the Executive Committee of the Board for the Kentucky Association of Hospice and Palliative Care from 2011-17. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in business administration from the University of Michigan and an MBA from the Indiana University.

“I’m honored to represent Hosparus Health and the Kentucky/Indiana region in this national role, and I’m proud to help lead the pioneering efforts of NPHI to fundamentally change how the public, healthcare institutions and our lawmakers think about the last stages of life,” says Marshall. “I’m looking forward to working alongside our members to advance our advocacy efforts toward community integrated, customized hospice, palliative and advanced illness care for everyone who needs it. We aim to be a partner for families and others that serve patients in the last chapters of life”

“Our Board is comprised of innovative leaders who help guide and strategically shape the future of hospice and advanced illness care through the work of our members. Phil’s passion and drive for high-quality, person-centered care is remarkable and I am thrilled that he is Chair of NPHI,” 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.”

Other executive committee officers include: Vice Chair, Samira Beckwith, President and CEO of Hope Healthcare, Fort Myers, FL.; Secretary, Christy Whitney, President and CEO of HopeWest, Grand Junction, CO.; and Treasurer, Diana Franchitto, President and CEO of HopeHealth, Providence, RI.