July 20, 2012
-- Grand Rapids, Michigan, July 20, 2012 – R. Blake TenBarge has joined Hospice of Michigan's growing marketing team as the marketing representative for the Southwest region.
In this role, TenBarge joins a statewide marketing team of 13 individuals responsible for all HOM marketing activities in the Lower Peninsula. His duties will include developing and maintaining professional relationships between HOM and its referral sources in the Southwest, including hospitals, long-term care facilities, physicians, managed-care organizations, independent medical clinics and other types of senior housing.
Prior to joining HOM, TenBarge served as the IV therapy territory manager at Baxter Healthcare Corporation in Deerfield, Ill., where he was responsible for managing most of the Michigan relationships and budget. In addition, he has served as a territory manager in Lansing for Baxter Healthcare Corp. in the alternate site market, where he was responsible for covering a multi-state territory. He has also worked as a recruiting specialist for Strategic Interactive in Lansing and marketing and recruiting specialist for Farm Bureau Insurance in Lansing.
He has been a member of Toastmasters International, where he has served as both sergeant at arms and treasurer. He has also served as a youth sports coach in West Michigan.
TenBarge received his associate's degree in advertising and his bachelor's degree in business administration from Northwood University.
He currently resides in Wyoming, Mich. with his wife Brooke, and children, Devin, Madison and Chance.
About Hospice of Michigan
A nationally recognized leader in end-of-life care, Hospice of Michigan is the original – and largest – hospice in the state of Michigan. The non-profit organization cares for more than 1,000 patients each day in 56 counties, raising more than $4 million each year to cover the cost of care for the uninsured and underinsured. HOM offers innovative programs to enhance the quality of care for people at the end of life, education programs for physicians and healthcare professionals, caregiver education materials, cultural diversity programs for end-of-life care, and research and education programs at the Maggie Allesee Center for Quality of Life. For more information, call Hospice of Michigan’s CARE Center 24/7 at 888.247.5701 or go to www.hom.org.