A Legacy of Caring
At Arbor Hospice, we believe no one should face the end of life alone. Everyone has the right to spend their final months free of physical, emotional and spiritual pain in an environment where they are most secure. By providing exceptional medical care to patients and expert caregiver support – delivered by capable, dedicated, compassionate professionals – we help families focus on what’s most important to them.
Arbor Hospice has been providing expert end-of-life-care since 1984, longer than anyone else in the community. If you would like to get to know us better, you can read about our purpose and culture, our leadership, our Boards and our role in the NorthStar Community, an affiliation of like-minded not-for-profit hospice providers with a relentless pursuit for quality.
Arbor Hospice provides care for all—regardless of age, diagnosis, or financial circumstances. Last year, our commitment extended $1 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 donors for the treatments, medications, services, grief support, and spiritual care of patients and families in need.
To read current and past issues of our Connections newsletter and President’s Reports:
ARBOR HOSPICE FOUNDATION
The first of its kind in Michigan, the NorthStar Institute is the research and innovation arm of Arbor Hospice and all members of the NorthStar Care Community. Focused on improving quality of life for patients and families facing serious illness care at the local, state and national levels, the NorthStar 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 all the members of the Northstar Care Community – Our executive leadership, Board of Trustees and Foundation Board.
Nearly a century’s worth of commitment.
Collectively, Arbor Hospice’s Executive Leadership team has almost 100 years of service to the organization.
This unparalleled combination of commitment, stability, and expertise sets a standard in the rapidly-changing hospice landscape, focused on preserving and protecting the not-for-profit mission in Michigan—and across the country.
Bob Cahill | President & CEO
“As a leader of the NorthStar Care Community, it is my vision to strengthen the not-for-profit mission to ensure we will always be there for future generations—ready to serve the needs of the community so that our important work can continue.”
Patrick Miller, RN, MBA, MHSA, FACHE | Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer
“We will care for all who need our care because it is the right thing to do.”
Lee Ann Myers, CPA, CGMA | Executive Vice President Finance & Chief Financial Officer
“A strong financial foundation is essential to our not-for-profit mission. I am committed to expanding and protecting our resources so that we can deliver what Every Person, Every Time means.”
Marcie Hillary | Senior Vice President Community Relations & Chief Development Officer
“Having served this organization for over 25 years, my goal remains persistent and urgent: to ensure that everyone receives the compassionate end-of-life care they deserve.”
Sanford Linden, Chair
Professional Parent Care (Retired)
Jane McNamara, Vice Chair/Secretary/Treasurer
Kurt Ludlow, Immediate Past Chair
Global IT Infrastructure Amway (Retired)
Lawrence D. Bos, Sr.
Northwestern Mutual Financial Network
Ruthann Brintnall, PhD
Robert J. Cahill
B. Connolly & Associates
Grosse Pointe Farms
Performance Management, LLC
Evangelista & Associates
Oakwood Healthcare Inc., (Retired)
University of Michigan – Stephen M. Ross School of Business
John Maurer, MD
Grand Valley Medical Specialists
Khan J. Nedd, MD
Gaylord Area Chamber of Commerce
Sean Guitar, Chair
Steven Wade, Vice Chair
Grand Traverse Regional Community Foundation
Christopher M. Prisby, CFA®, Immediate Past Chair
Bank of Ann Arbor
June Hamersma*, Founding Chair
Robert J. Cahill
Arbor Hospice/Arbor Hospice
Eric Canvasser, CPA, MST
Eric S. Canvasser, CPA, PLLC
National Television Host/Personality
Miller Welding Supply
James B. Fahner, M.D.
Helen DeVos Children Children’s Hospital
Kathleen Griffiths, MSW, MPA
St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea (retired)
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
Joseph M. Infante
Melissa Jagst, CPA
Non-Profit Consultant/Development Director (retired)
Michael McCarthy, CPA, CFP®, MST
The Bradley Company
Lee Ann Myers
The Mitch Albom Show
Deb (Bratkovich) Thompson
The United Way (retired)
Fifth Third Bank
* In Memory Of
Brad Killaly, Chair & Secretary
Lee Ann Myers, Treasurer
Robert J. Cahill
Kenneth Pituch, MD, FAAP
Mary Jo Smith