May 6, 2020 – Empath Health announced today, through its Mission Services Organization, it is partnering with Catholic Health Services in Miami on a large technology project that will benefit Catholic Hospice. As a long-term technology collaborator with Empath Health, Vology will also be heavily involved in this partnership.

“As the world of healthcare, and especially healthcare technology, continues to change at an extreme pace, we are excited to partner with Catholic Health Services to help it optimize its clinician experience and continue to maintain overall security of patient data,” said Rafael J. Sciullo, President and CEO of Empath Health. “Part of the Empath Health mission is to extend our services and care to as many patients, loved ones and providers as possible to enable extraordinary care. The world of healthcare IT is extremely complex and we know we can help other organizations navigate those complexities with our expertise.”

“Catholic Hospice is grateful for the support and assistance of Vology through Empath Health.  We are looking forward to a relationship that will better position our hospice IT services for interoperability throughout Catholic Health Services,” said Dian Backoff, Executive Director of Catholic Hospice.

Lynne Craver, Chief Mission Implementation Officer at Empath Health added, “While our organization is a nonprofit integrated network of care focused on caring for anyone facing chronic or advanced illness, or grief, we’ve developed a close working relationship with Vology, a premier provider of IT services during the past six years. The relationship we’ve developed with Vology positions us together to bring world class IT services to providers with a keen eye on the special needs and requirements of healthcare. We believe this comprehensive industry knowledge is a critical component of IT and look forward to additional projects with Catholic Health Services in the future.”

“Vology has worked with Empath Health for numerous years on a broad spectrum of offerings – from hardware, software, security, field services and even CIO advisory consulting,” said Walt Walker, Chief Innovation Officer of Vology. “We are thrilled at the opportunity to take the experiences we’ve learned together with Empath Health and assist another healthcare and hospice organization with improving the infrastructure that aids in providing such special care to families and loved ones.”


Empath Health is a leading Tampa Bay nonprofit, integrated network of care that provides expert medical, counseling and support services to comfort anyone facing chronic or advanced illness or grief. We began in 1977 as Suncoast Hospice and today, our care teams serve hospice, home health, palliative, veteran and pediatric patients, aging seniors, clients with HIV/AIDS, families and caregivers. We also provide advance directives assistance, HIV/AIDS prevention and education, as well as grief and crisis counseling. We are honored to serve more than 4,000 individuals a day. For more information, visit

Catholic Health Services is a ministry of the Archdiocese of Miami and the largest post-acute provider in the southeast United States. We provide a full continuum of healthcare and social services to the southeast Florida community. We serve more than 6,000 people on a daily basis with over 7,500 new patients per year and operate 36 facilities in Broward and Miami-Dade counties. For additional information,

Vology, a leading Managed IT, Security and Cloud Services Provider, positions companies for growth by empowering digital transformation and delivering custom solutions. Vology currently monitors, manages and maintains 260,000 devices at 32,000 customer sites, providing 24/7/365 support through its U.S.-based Network Operations Center (NOC) and Security Operations Center (SOC). The company also provides field services with access to 2,200 fully audited field technicians nationwide. Vology is ranked as the No. 21 Managed Services Provider in the world on the 2018 MSP 501 list.