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Hospice Leaders to Lawmakers: Strengthen CMS Oversight of Accreditors

Thursday, July 6, 2023

As reported by Hospice News, Jim Parker

Individuals in several states have been securing hospice licenses only to turn them around in a quick sale. A number of these hospices are accredited, prompting calls for greater oversight of organizations with deeming authority.

A surge of newly licensed hospices has swelled in California, Arizona, Texas and Nevada. Many of these have been accused of gaming the Medicare system and delivering poor-quality care.

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Danielle DiGennaro Named Agrace Director of Supportive Care

Thursday, June 22, 2023

Agrace has hired Danielle DiGennaro, NP, to be its director of supportive care. A nonprofit health care organization, Agrace provides hospice care, supportive (palliative) care, non-medical personal care, adult day services and grief support across southern Wisconsin.

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Agrace Adds New Agency, Foundation Directors

Tuesday, June 13, 2023

Agrace has appointed Susan Collins, Carey Gehl and Lisa Olson to its board of directors, and Mark Pent and Susan Schmitz to the Agrace Foundation board.

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Runners honor lost loved ones during 6th annual Race for Agrace

Monday, June 5, 2023

As published by 27-News, WKOW

People in Madison ran the Race for Agrace 5K in honor of their loved ones Sunday. The Agrace Grief Support Center has brought compassionate care to people facing life-limiting illnesses for over 45 years.

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Agrace Adds Ajith Susai as Flex Hospice and Palliative Physician

Tuesday, May 23, 2023

Ajith R. Susai, DO, of Brookfield, Wis., has joined the medical services team of Agrace, a nonprofit, community-supported health care organization that provides hospice care, supportive (palliative) care, non-medical personal care, adult day services and grief support across southern Wisconsin.

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Community Invited to Agrace’s Dodgeville Office Ribbon Cutting, Open House

Monday, May 8, 2023

With more than a decade of experience caring for people in southwest Wisconsin who are in the final months of life, Agrace Hospice Care is celebrating the completion of its new Dodgeville office location.

The community is invited to a Dodgeville Chamber ribbon cutting ceremony and open house at Agrace, 316 W. Spring Street in Dodgeville on Wednesday, May 24, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. with the Chamber ribbon cutting at 4:45 p.m. Immediately following the ribbon cutting, attendees are welcome to join the Dodgeville Chamber “5:01 Connect” meeting at Agrace. All are welcome.

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Agrace Adds Troy Polnitz as Manager of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Monday, April 24, 2023

As an organization that places “belonging” among its three shared values, Agrace has affirmed its commitment to being an inclusive health care provider and workplace by hiring Troy Polnitz of Madison as its diversity, equity and inclusion manager.

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No. 1 Large Employer| Listening, caring builds a stand-out workplace at Agrace

Monday, March 27, 2023

As reported by Dennis Chaptman in the Wisconsin State Journal

Agrace, which provides care and support to people who are aging, seriously ill, dying or grieving, provides a workplace driven by values and respect for employee needs.

“I’m thankful every day that there are an awful lot of healthcare people that find this to be their calling. It just really resonates with them,” said Lynne Sexten, Agrace’s CEO. “Patients and their families are often in crisis. It’s scary, and we have nearly 900 people who are experts at it, helping guide them.”
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Leaders carve out cultures with personal style, commitment

Monday, March 27, 2023

As reported by Dennis Chapman in the Wisconsin State Journal

Effective business leaders orchestrate culture, setting the stage for creativity, employee engagement, the attraction and retention of top talent and marketplace success.

Their leadership engenders employee buy in. Supported employees sustain the culture, stoking that success. As former NBA basketball coach Phil Jackson said, “The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team.”

This year’s Top Workplaces survey identified three stand-out leaders. Here’s a brief look at the approaches of this year’s special award winners for leadership:


Lynne Sexten, Agrace: After serving as a hospital administrator, Lynne Sexten arrived as president and CEO at Agrace in 2012 and immediately noticed that the patients were not as economically or racially diverse as those she saw in a hospital setting.

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