Brightree Makes Donation to National HME, Home Health and Hospice Organizations

Contributions to nonprofits Portlight Strategies, the Hospice Foundation of America, and the Caregiver Action Network will help benefit patients, caregivers, people with disabilities, and health professionals nationwide

ATLANTA – Dec. 21, 2016 – Brightree®, the leading provider of cloud-based software to improve clinical and business performance of post-acute care companies, today announced it has given monetary donations to Portlight Strategies, the Hospice Foundation of America, and the Caregiver Action Network, three national nonprofit organizations that support home/durable medical equipment, and home health and hospice communities.

The donations will help support the development and accessibility of medical equipment and supplies, and educational materials and resources for patients, people with disabilities, caregivers and other health professionals. Donations to each organization will be used for the following:

  • Portlight Strategies will provide disaster relief equipment, supplies and projects aiding individuals with disabilities, including home/durable medical equipment.
  • Hospice Foundation of America will support those who experience loss, and educate hospice professionals to help those coping with illness, grief and bereavement.
  • Caregiver Action Network will provide education, assistance and resources to home health caregivers and support groups across the country.

Each year, Brightree donates to charitable organizations on behalf of customers, partners and employees in lieu of sending traditional holiday cards.

“These organizations provide great services to the HME, and home health and hospice communities, and Brightree is proud to contribute to their efforts and help make a difference with the people they support,” said Brightree CEO Matt Mellott.

The reaction from each organization is full of thankfulness and gratitude.

“This generous gift from Brightree will enable Portlight Strategies to serve the disaster-related needs of people with disabilities all across the country throughout 2017,” said Paul Timmons, Jr., Board Chair, Portlight Strategies.

Amy Tucci, Hospice Foundation of America president and CEO, said, “This will help Hospice Foundation of America continue to provide valuable services to individuals and families who are in need of information and resources related to hospice care, caregiving and grief. We are honored to be recognized by a company that shares not only our deep commitment to improving care for millions of hospice patients and families, but also supporting hospice professionals who provide compassionate care at the bedside.”

Caregiver Action Network Director of Programs and Operations Mark Gibbons said, “Brightree’s gift will continue to allow caregivers to come to Caregiver Action Network to learn about caregiving, relieve isolation, share their story and read others, join a forum for peer support and find educational resources. These funds will supplement workshops for caregivers to educate them about available resources such as home health care, support groups, respite care, clinical trials, and hospice.”

About Portlight Strategies

Portlight Strategies, Inc. was founded in 1997 by people with disabilities to serve to the disaster planning and response needs of people with disabilities.

About Hospice Foundation of America

HFA provides programs for professional development, public education and information; funding research, producing publications, and by providing information on issues related to hospice and end-of-life care. Our programs for healthcare professionals are designed to improve care of those with terminal illness and those experiencing the process of grief, and are offered on a national basis. Our programs for the public are designed to assist individual consumers of health care who are coping with issues of caregiving, terminal illness, and grief.

About Caregiver Action Network

Caregiver Action Network is the nation’s leading family caregiver organization working to improve the quality of life for the more than 90 million Americans who care for loved ones with chronic conditions, disabilities, disease, or the frailties of old age. CAN serves a broad spectrum of caregivers ranging from the parents of children with special needs, to the families and friends of wounded soldiers; from a young couple dealing with a diagnosis of MS, to adult children caring for parents with Alzheimer’s disease. CAN (the National Family Caregivers Association) provides education, peer support, and resources to family and home health caregivers across the country free of charge.

About Brightree

Brightree is a leading provider of cloud-based software to improve clinical and business performance of post-acute care companies. Ranked one of the top 100 healthcare IT companies in the U.S., Brightree serves more than 2,200 organizations in the HME, home health, hospice, orthotic and prosthetic, HME pharmacy, home infusion, and rehabilitation home care segments. For more information, visit www.brightree.com or call 1.888.598.7797.

Brightree is a registered trademark of Brightree LLC.


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Eric Lucey
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