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ViaQuest, Inc. Recognized by Midwest Care Alliance

ViaQuest is being presented the Rose & Sam Stein and Professional of the Year Awards at 35th Annual Conference Luncheon

DUBLIN, Ohio (October 29th, 2014) –ViaQuest, Inc. is being presented with the Rose & Sam Stein and Professional of the Year Awards by Midwest Care Alliance at 35th annual conference luncheon.

Kathy Richard, ViaQuest’s chief clinical officer, is being honored with Midwest Care Alliance’s Professional of the Year award. She has more than 19 years of experience in the home health and hospice arena and is a nationally recognized leader for her work in pharmacogenetics.

The Professional of the Year award is bestowed upon those who demonstrate commitment to home health, hospice and palliative care and has impacted those they serve. This year, Richard assisted in expanding pharmacogenetics, a personalized medicine program, to all eligible home health and hospice patients in Ohio.

“Our mission is to continue to set the standard for home health and hospice through highly-personalized care,” said Rich Johnson, President and CEO, ViaQuest. “I’m proud that our programs and leaders are being recognized and exceeding goals through their extraordinary contributions to health care.”

The Rose & Sam Stein award recognizes programs that make significant contributions to the community, patients and families, as well as the corporation at large. The award honors programs that develop new ways to accomplish and improve teamwork and palliative care services.

This year ViaQuest launched the Hospice Developmental Disabilities Specialty Program, an innovative service to adults with disabilities and their families. The program is receiving the Rose & Sam Stein award. The program’s team, lead by Lisa Birklund, has extensive experience and expert knowledge around caring for adults with disabilities. The organization’s medical staff has training, insight and has earned certifications to be the primary resource during end of life stages for patients.

This award-winning specialty program focuses on providing comfort care, pain management and relief of distressing symptoms with skilled professionals who provide counsel and support while empowering individuals and their families to make informed decisions.

Midwest Care Alliance has been awarding individuals and programs for their outstanding work in the industry for 12 years. The non-profit organization was formed to support the growth and development of provider programs through education, advocacy and technical information. For more information about Midwest Care Alliance, visit

About ViaQuest
ViaQuest, Inc. is a healthcare company that believes strongly in choice for its employees and the people it serves. Its areas of expertise include home health and hospice, mental and behavioral health, and developmental disabilities. ViaQuest offers quality, highly-personalized, specialized and cost-effective care, empowering individuals to function independently and live their best possible lives. Through a wide range of innovative services referred to as ViaQuest’s Circle of Care, a skilled, dedicated staff ensures that the people served are active participants in their own care. The company is based in Dublin, Ohio. For more information, call ViaQuest at 800-645-3267 or visit