The Midwest Care Alliance: Your source for home, hospice & palliative care
Midwest Care Alliance (MCA), a non-profit organization, was chartered in 1979 in response to the need to promote hospice care and to support the growth and development of provider programs through education, advocacy and technical information.
Originally known as the Ohio Hospice Organization, its name was changed in 1999 to Ohio Hospice & Palliative Care Organization (OHPCO) in order to promote the development of palliative care programs. In December 2006, the OHPCO Board of Directors approved the development of a home care division (Ohio Home Care Organization) within the organization to begin providing similar services to Home Care agencies.
In 2010, the Organization created a DBA (doing business as) name of the Midwest Care Alliance (MCA) in order to better reflect the vision and evolving role as a leader and educator in the home, hospice and palliative care arena. Today, the organization is chartered as a 501(c)(6) membership organization and maintains the legal name of Ohio Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, dba Midwest Care Alliance. Throughout the website, we will reflect the name of Midwest Care Alliance to embrace our vision and role as a leader in the home, hospice and palliative care industries.
The organization is committed to advancing excellence in home, hospice and palliative care in Ohio. Our focus can be seen through our philosophy of, “It’s About How You LEAD!” LEAD, for us, provides Leadership, Education, Advocacy and Direction to our members and the community.
o Mission: Support the advancement of high quality services provided to patients across the health care continuum.
o Vision: MCA envisions healthcare that prioritizes home and community based services as the leading environment for the provision of safe, efficient and cost effective patient centered care.
Additionally, MCA provides education and guidance for health care planning by distributing advance care planning materials through two booklets known as Conversations that Light the Way and Choices: Living Well at the End-of-Life. These documents include valuable information on Living Will Declarations, Health Care Power of Attorney Forms, Organ Donation Forms and Do Not Resuscitate Information. They are available for download on the Midwest Care Alliance website under the Our Industry tab/Advance Directives.
Are you a provider interested in ensuring quality services, advancing the continuum of care for all individuals and growing your bottom line? Then membership in Midwest Care Alliance is right for you.