Carolina’s Home Medical Equipment Partners with Charlotte Area Hospice

Carolina’s Home Medical Equipment, Inc. ( is pleased to announce an enhanced partnership with Hospice & Palliative Care Charlotte Region (HPCCR) ( The enhancement is a preferred provider relationship that will offer HPCCR better control over costs, forecasting, and budgeting while maintaining exceptional patient care.

HPCCR has been enhancing quality of life for patients at end of life, and their families, for over 35 years. In 2012, the organization served over 5,600 patients. “We are very fortunate to be a part of the continued growth and success of this fine organization. Enhancing our customer’s quality of life is the cornerstone of our company, and our core values align remarkably well with those of our partners at Hospice & Palliative Care Charlotte Region,” says Franklin Trammell, President and CEO of Carolina’s Home Medical Equipment, Inc.

The transition team has carefully planned to allow a smooth and convenient transfer of services. “We are excited about this relationship and look forward to continued growth with the premier hospice provider in the Charlotte region,” says Trammell.

“We have been very pleased with the relationship we’ve had for many years with Carolina’s Home Medical Equipment, Inc.,” says Peter Brunnick, Hospice & Palliative Care Charlotte Region President & CEO. “This enhanced collaboration will allow us to provide more efficient care to our patients, while at the same time help us to manage our costs and control our budget. We couldn’t be more pleased with the growth of this partnership.”

About Carolina’s Home Medical Equipment

Founded in 2003, Carolina’s Home Medical Equipment, Inc. is a private, for-profit North Carolina corporation collectively holding nearly two centuries of healthcare industry experience. They strive to provide the highest quality in home healthcare equipment, supplies, and services, in a cost-effective manner, to all of their clients in the Charlotte region. Carolina’s HME improves the health of its patients in a manner that distinguishes them in the durable medical equipment industry. Patient rights, responsibilities, dignity, and confidentiality are Carolina’s highest priorities in the delivery and follow-up process. In summary, they treat every customer as if they were family.

Carolina’s Home Medical Equipment ranked number 231 overall in the health industry by Inc. magazine in 2012 and number eight in North Carolina, on its annual Inc. 500|5000, an exclusive list of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies.

About Hospice & Palliative Care Charlotte Region

Incorporated in 1978, Hospice & Palliative Care Charlotte Region is a not-for-profit organization, serving eight counties in North Carolina. The mission of Hospice & Palliative Care Charlotte Region is to relieve suffering and improve the quality and dignity of life through compassionate hospice care for those at the end of life, palliative care for those with advanced illness, and through community education.

Most recently, Hospice & Palliative Care Charlotte Region has partnered with Southminster, a continuing care retirement community in south Charlotte, to open its newest hospice house, Levine & Dickson Hospice House at Southminster. This facility seamlessly blends the gentle comforts of home with essential medical expertise, offering comfort and dignity at the end of life.

In 2011, Hospice & Palliative Care Charlotte Region was named one of Charlotte’s “Best Places to Work” by the Charlotte Business Journal.