The Lights go Out

The Lights Go Out

The last issue of Points of Light weekly email newsletter was March 30th , 2018.

To quote Simione Healthcare Consultants

“We’re Consolidating Our Business Communications ”

After careful consideration of our clients’ preferences for email content and frequency, Simione Healthcare Consultants will discontinue Points of Light, the weekly Friday newsletter of quotations and anecdotes.

We realize that this light content is appreciated by many, but the subject matter and frequency does not serve the majority of our audience, which has identified needs for relevant business content and less frequent emails. Our primary purpose is to improve business performance in home-based care, providing education and support to address challenging industry circumstances.

As we work to continue our focus on professional development and business improvement, Simione remains your trusted resource to help you achieve your goals and aspirations as caregivers, business professionals and organizations dedicated to high-quality care at home.

The newsletter started as a Boyd & Nicholas weekly fax to 17 people in late 1993, became an almost monthly paper magazine in the later 1990’s and converted to the email newsletter with the introduction of email messaging. At the end almost 1200 people received it and it was shared with many others. The POL issues were educational, informative, dealt with nonpolitical events, self-improvement and human-interest stories. It was always intended to show our care and concern for home health care organizations and the people who are part of the caring community.

I will miss the Points of Light newsletter. I appreciate having been a part of this newsletter for almost 25 years and a member of the caring community since 1989.

“…all Americans have not just a right, but a solid responsibility ….to give something back to their communities”

President’s State of the Union Address, 1/24/95 quoted in POL #18 of May 1995.

8 thoughts on “The Lights go Out

  1. RIP POL

    I loved this newsletter and really looked forward to the humorous posts that would frequently appear in the newsletter. So sad that it has been dropped. It would have been better to have it broken out as a separate line item or subscription for people to choose whether they needed it.

    Laughter is the best medicine and it is dearly needed with the frequent CMS changes that continue home health agencies to think more creatively to stay compliant and profitable.


  2. I have enjoyed the “points of light” weekly e-mails and am sorry to see them go!! There was a lot of knowledge that I learned from the POL and I am sad to hear that it’s not going to happen anymore.
    I really enjoyed the last post that said “All American’s have not just a right, but a solid responsibility……to give something back to their communities.”


  3. I have gained so much from your posts but most importantly, it is so good to see the humanity in our industry. As Colin pointed out, sometimes we need to be reminded of our responsibility to give something back. You gave something back to our community and I sincerely appreciate it.

    This decision will not help me achieve my goals and aspirations as a caregivers, business professional and organization dedicated to high-quality care at home. We all need to know there are real people at the other end of the line in this day when so much is done by impersonal emails and internet advertisements. I will miss you.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s