Compassion Is a Foundation of the VITAS Difference

Compassion is a central component of hospice care at VITAS® Healthcare. It’s a virtue, a trait, and a behavior that all VITAS employees embrace by treating everyone with the same level of understanding, empathy, and respect that they would want to receive in return.

Compassion is the second foundational pillar of the VITAS Difference, which defines the way we work together through Commitment, Compassion, and a Can-Do Attitude.

‘Compassion Is Embracing Empathy’

“When you are working with families that are having this news, going through too much…you need to be able to fit in the shoes of those families, those patients…and understand what they are going through,” says Gloria Puerto, an admission liaison for VITAS in Lake and Sumter counties in Florida.

“I get great joy from the job I do, knowing that I help make a difference in someone’s life.”-Kashayla Thompson, VITAS hospice aide

Compassionate VITAS employees excel at listening to others, opening their minds to others’ perspectives, and working from the heart to make sure all needs are honored and met.

“Compassion is embracing empathy. It’s understanding and being cognizant of another person’s point of view and their feelings,” says Mercedia Cureton, a VITAS nurse practitioner in Lecanto, Florida.

Embracing the VITAS Difference is how we provide exceptional care, remain the nation’s leading hospice provider, and continue to attract and retain top talent.

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