We are excited to share the recent appointment of Dr. Robert Howe, D.O., as the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) for all hospice, palliative care, and home health affiliates across the Care Synergy network. This development marks a significant step forward for the organization, as Dr. Howe takes on a leadership position to enhance collaboration, promote best practices, and provide support to all affiliate providers. Join us as we explore Dr. Howe’s qualifications and the positive impact this reorganization will have on the delivery of compassionate care in Colorado.

Under Dr. Howe’s guidance, a newly formed medical group will bring together providers from all Care Synergy organizations. The goal of this reorganization is to facilitate improved collaboration among the affiliates, enabling the sharing of best practices and enhancing support for all providers. With the organization’s continued growth, this collaborative approach will foster a culture of innovation, allowing Care Synergy to meet the evolving needs of patients and their families more effectively.

Dr. Robert Howe brings over 14 years of experience as a Hospice Medical Director to his role as CMO. He has worked with renowned organizations such as Optum Hospice and Compassus Hospice and Palliative Care, developing a deep understanding of the complexities of advanced and terminal illnesses. Before transitioning into hospice and palliative care, Dr. Howe practiced Emergency Medicine, adding a valuable perspective to his comprehensive approach to patient care. His board certification in Emergency Medicine, coupled with additional qualifications in hospice and palliative medicine, further strengthens his expertise in the field.

Tim Bowen, President and CEO of Care Synergy, expressed confidence in Dr. Howe’s capabilities, stating, “His passion for caring for patients with advanced and terminal illnesses, as well as his collaborative approach to working with all clinical staff, including Providers across the enterprise, makes him uniquely suited for this expanded leadership role.” Dr. Howe’s proven track record of partnering with and leading teams of specialized clinical staff at The Denver Hospice demonstrates his dedication to compassionate patient care. His collaborative leadership style will undoubtedly foster a culture of teamwork, communication, and excellence within the Care Synergy network.

In addition to his new responsibilities as CMO, Dr. Howe will continue to serve as the Medical Officer for The Denver Hospice. This dual role allows him to maintain a direct connection to the organization where he has made significant contributions. By remaining as the Medical Officer for The Denver Hospice, Dr. Howe ensures continuity in the delivery of exceptional care and can apply his expertise to benefit the local community.

Dr. Robert Howe’s appointment as Chief Medical Officer for all hospice, palliative care, and home health affiliates across the Care Synergy network represents a significant milestone for the organization. His extensive experience, expertise in advanced and terminal illnesses, and collaborative leadership style make him an exceptional choice for this role. By promoting collaboration and sharing best practices among affiliate providers, Dr. Howe’s leadership will undoubtedly enhance the quality of care delivered to patients and their families throughout Colorado. We congratulate Dr. Howe on this well-deserved appointment and look forward to the positive impact he will make within the Care Synergy network.


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