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Miami, FL, April 13, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- VITAS® Healthcare, the nation’s leading provider of end-of-life care, will serve as an executive sponsor of “The Business of Health Care: What’s Next?” a University of Miami (UM) conference featuring the healthcare industry’s most influential business leaders and policymakers. The conference will be held April 13, 2018 at the University of Miami Watsco Center.




VITAS’ conference support, in addition to serving as a UM School of Business Corporate Associates Program (CAP) partner, includes the sponsorship of 150 UM business students to attend the conference at no cost. The students are part of the Health Sector Management and Policy (HSMP) Executive MBA program and HSMP Undergraduate Studies, among other health management degrees. The sponsorship provides students with the distinct opportunity to participate in high-level policy discussions and network with experts in the healthcare industry.

The Business of Health Care conference is a unique opportunity to hear from some of the nation’s top industry and policy leaders on the implications of widespread changes to the U.S. healthcare system on business and government. The featured speakers for 2018 include American Hospital Association President and CEO Richard Pollack, America’s Health Insurance Plans President and CEO Marilyn Tavenner and American Nurses Association President Pamela Cipriano.

VITAS representatives will also be available at Exhibit Booth 5 during the conference. Attendees are encouraged to visit and learn about career and partnership opportunities in addition to the healthcare insights the company has accrued in the past four decades of operation.

About VITAS Healthcare

VITAS® Healthcare, a pioneer and leader in the hospice movement since 1978, is the nation’s leading provider of end-of-life care. Headquartered in Miami, Florida, VITAS (pronounced VEE-tahs) operates 44 hospice programs in 14 states (California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Missouri, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia and Wisconsin) and the District of Columbia. VITAS employs 11,627 professionals who care for more than 17,000 terminally ill patients on an average day, primarily in the patients’ homes, but also in the company’s 27 inpatient hospice units as well as in hospitals, nursing homes and assisted living communities/residential care facilities for the elderly. Visit


Claudia Quintana
VITAS Healthcare