About Four Seasons Consulting Group
Four Seasons Consulting Group exists to meet the education and development needs of individuals and agencies within the unique medical specialties of hospice and palliative care. Being privileged to have access to some of the country’s most renowned medical leaders within these specialties, as well as administrative, financial, and quality & excellence expertise from leadership at Four Seasons Compassion for Life, a non-profit, community-based hospice and palliative care organization, we are positioned to lead others working to serve individuals with life-limiting illnesses with the highest quality of care.
Four Seasons Consulting Group is available to provide this leadership in three platforms:
- Palliative Care Immersion Courses
- Building & Sustaining a Palliative Care Program
- Leadership System
- Center of Excellence Workshops
Each course, workshop, and experience is tailored specifically to the needs of the individual or organization obtaining services. With an unmatched commitment to excellence and quality in both care and education, Four Seasons Consulting Group is dedicated to informing, educating, and empowering providers and agencies to serve patients to the utmost of their ability.
Each of these dynamic experiences is centered around enhancing clinical skill as well as developing sustainable business models that enable agencies to provide excellent care to those with life-limiting illness or nearing the end of life.
Principals of Four Seasons Consulting Group
Dr. John Morris
John Morris, MD FAAHPM, Chief Medical Officer Palliative Care | Principal Four Seasons Consulting Group, (FSCG) | Teleios Carolina’s Group
John Morris is passionate about helping people and organizations develop excellent palliative care programs. His role is to teach, mentor and develop great palliative care clinicians and leaders as well as develop palliative care organizations that succeed. John’s expertise in building strong foundations for new programs, creating dynamic teams and his thoughtful mentoring have been key for success.
As a pulmonologist and critical care doctor, John witnessed just how stressful serious illness can be for patients and families. He started working for Four Seasons part time in 2003 to help start palliative care programs in the hospitals. He left pulmonary practice to work full time for Four Seasons as Medical Director of Palliative Care in 2005. He has worked with 5 hospital systems to develop palliative care in the hospitals and in the community. Four Seasons now serves palliative care patients in 11 counties in WNC. Four Seasons has 2 palliative care clinics and a strong home and NH palliative care program.
John has worked with several organizations to develop and improve palliative care services including Four Seasons, Pardee Hospital, Park Ridge Hospital, Transylvania Regional Hospital, Mission Health System, Greenville Health System, Palliative Care of SC, Catawba Regional Hospice and UNC Health System.
John is co-director of the Palliative Care Immersion Course. This experiential learning experience for clinicians uses innovative techniques and role play to teach clinical palliative care skills to a national audience several times yearly. John also teaches palliative care program development in Four Seasons Center of Excellence. Over 30 organizations have attended these programs since inception in 2010. John received the Sharon O. Dixon Award for Clinical Excellence presented by Carolina Center for Hospice and Palliative Care in 2011.
In 2016 John helped co-found Four Seasons Consulting Group (FSCG), a coaching and consulting company enabling health systems, palliative care programs, post-acute providers, and hospice programs to learn best practices and the systems necessary to produce those best practices in their own organizations.
John is a founding member of Teleios Collaborative Network as Chief Medical Officer for Palliative Care.
John has a Masters in Leadership from the Thayer Institute.
John is married to Peggy Noel MD founder of MemoryCare, a non profit established to help people caring for a loved one with dementia. They moved to Asheville and have raised 3 children here. John enjoys running, hiking the NC mountains, fly fishing, gardening and bee-keeping. This activity allows him to enjoy dining out with Peggy in all the great Asheville restaurants.
Dr. Janet Bull
Janet Bull, MD FAAHPM is the Chief Medical Officer at Four Seasons Compassion for Life and holds a consultant assistant professorship in the internal medicine department at Duke University Medical Center. She is a clinical instructor in Medicine at UNC- CH Henderson Family Practice Residency Program. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM), board certified in hospice and palliative medicine and a frequent speaker at both state and national meetings.
Janet’s past positions included Advisor to the Hospice Intermediary Advisory Committee, Chair of the AAHPM Research Committee as well as Chair of the Chief Medical Officers group of the National Hospice Work Group. Currently, she serves on the steering committee for the Palliative Care Cooperative Group and is Chair of the Membership Committee. She is a current Board Member for AAHPM.
Janet has been an Associate Editor of PC-FACS since 2008, and has authored or coauthored several papers on palliative care and quality data reporting. She directs the research department at Four Seasons and has served as the Principle Investigator on over 41 clinical trials in hospice and palliative medicine. She is Program Director of the Palliative Care Immersion Course and directs Four Seasons’ Center of Excellence which offers consulting services in hospice, palliative care, and research. She was the recipient of the Sharon O. Dixon Award in 2007, the Cuniff-Dixon Hastings Award in 2012, and the Josephino Magno Distinguished Physician Award in 2013. Most recently, she is a nominee for the Top 25 Visionaries in the Field award by the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine.
President/CEO Teleios Collaborative Network
Chris Comeaux (KO-mo) is an award-winning expert and lifelong student on leadership and the performance required to truly be a leader. He has spent his life and career researching, learning, coaching, and implementing the pushes and pulls necessary to create high performance leaders and high performance organizations. Chris’s stated life purposes are twofold: 1) Through his work he helps shape and impact thousands of leaders in various industries and impacts them to live to their full potential. 2) Through his work he helps transform the way the future of healthcare is provided in the United States and later the world. Chris truly strives to live his life purpose every day in his various roles he plays.
Chris is the former CEO of Four Seasons Compassion for Life, and is currently the President/CEO of Teleios Collaborative Network which is a collaboration between Four Seasons Compassion for Life, Catawba Regional Hospice, Caldwell Hospice & Palliative Care, and Mountain Valley Hospice & Palliative Care. The goal of the collaboration is to harness the best of each hospice and enable the network to better care in each community for the patients and families being served as well as introduce innovations across the membership network and work with payors for new innovative solutions for those dealing with serious or advanced illness.
Over the years, Chris has become nationally known as a leader in our country’s hospice and palliative care industry, where he has spent a large portion of his career as President/CEO of Four Seasons in western North Carolina, a 2009 American Hospital Association Circle of Life Award Winner. Under his leadership, Four Seasons experienced phenomenal growth beginning in 2002: in four years, its census increased from 30 patients per day to over 1,000 per day. In 2005, the Carolinas Center for Hospice and End of Life Care honored him with the Peter Keese Leadership Award.
In 2006, Chris left Four Seasons for two years to build an alliance between the prestigious national healthcare consulting firm, the Studer Group, and Covenant Hospice in Pensacola. The vision was to transform, develop, and grow leaders throughout the hospice and palliative care world. Chris grew this venture from its infancy to an established coaching firm partnering with post-acute healthcare organizations from New York to California. He returned to Four Seasons in 2008 to apply what he learned in the trenches on leadership to an organization he knew and loved, and in many respects Four Seasons became, and still is, a learning laboratory for high performance- which is a journey and not a destination.
In 2016, Chris helped co-found Four Seasons Consulting Group (FSCG), a coaching and consulting company enabling health systems, palliative care programs, post-acute providers, and hospice programs to learn best practices and the systems necessary to produce those practices in their own organizations. Chris still provides coaching and consulting services from FSCG to clients all over the US.
Chris’s hospice career began in 1997 at Covenant Hospice in Pensacola, Florida. Earlier in his career, he worked with KPMG Peat Marwick, a “Big Four” CPA consulting firm, and with Cooper Industries, a Fortune 100 Company, in its Executive Development Program.
Chris has a Masters in Leadership from the Thayer Institute for Performance Virtuosity.
Chris is married to Deshia and they are the proud parents of 5 children (3 boys and 2 girls) ranging in age from 18 to 8 years. Chris enjoys spending time outdoors with his family, reading, learning, and working on their 7 acre farm in the mountains of Western North Carolina.