Bluegrass Care Navigators honored with two national awards

Michael Cunningham


(LEXINGTON, Ky.) – Bluegrass Care Navigators continues to earn national recognition for its Expert. Connected. Care. The agency, celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2018, has been named a 2018 Hospice Honors recipient and a Modern Healthcare “Best Places to Work” for the second consecutive year. 

Hospice Honors is a prestigious program that recognizes hospices providing the highest level of quality as measured from the caregiver’s point of view. The honor is presented by HEALTHCAREfirst, the leading provider of web-based home health and hospice software, billing and coding services and advanced analytics, and the agency has earned the recognition for seven consecutive years. 

“We are excited to recognize the 2018 Hospice Honors recipients for their hard work and dedication to providing exceptional care,” said J. Kevin Porter of HEALTHCAREfirst. “I congratulate Bluegrass Care Navigators on its success in achieving this highest of honors.”

“As we mark our 40th anniversary this year, we are proud that consumers and patients feel we are one of the best in the country,” said Liz Fowler, President and CEO, Bluegrass Care Navigators. “We are fortunate anytime we are recognized for our work, but this award means so much because it directly reflects how the families we serve feel about our work.”

Separately, Modern Healthcare honored Bluegrass Care Navigators for the second consecutive year, naming it one of its “Best Places to Work.” This annual national award recognizes companies that continuously strive to improve their work environment and increase employee engagement, satisfaction and retention through innovative changes in the workplace. Based on employees’ input, the award honors health care workplaces that empower their employees to provide patients and customers with the best possible care and services.

“We strive to create an environment where employees can be their best, as part of our mission to deliver expert, connected care to our patients and families," added Fowler. “We are fortunate to work with highly dedicated and caring staff. This award will allow us to continue recruiting the best and brightest clinicians and administrators to move our mission forward. 

To learn more about Bluegrass Care Navigators, call 855.492.0812 or visit

Bluegrass Care Navigators is a national leader in delivering high quality end-of-life care and a pioneer in developing new programs that are responsive to the evolving needs of seriously ill patients and their families. In addition to providing hospice services in 32 counties across central, southeastern and northern Kentucky, Bluegrass Care Navigators operates Bluegrass Extra Care, Bluegrass Home Primary Care, Bluegrass Adult Day Health Care, Bluegrass Transitional Care, Bluegrass Palliative Care and Bluegrass Grief Care. All of these programs offer invaluable services that enhance the quality of life of patients and families.

HEALTHCAREfirst provides cloud-based technologies and services to improve business and clinical operations for over 4,000 home health and hospice providers across the United States. Based in Springfield, Missouri and one of the fastest growing providers of its kind, the company provides agency and clinical management software, outsourced revenue cycle management services (billing, coding and chart audits), CAHPS surveys, and advanced analytics, in any combination. 

HEALTHCAREfirst’s breadth of solutions offers agencies a single source to improve patient care, create operational efficiencies, increase profitability and simplify CMS compliance. With HEALTHCAREfirst, agencies can focus on patients instead of paperwork. For more information call 800.841.6095 or visit the company’s website at

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