Mary Bertram founded Infinity Hospice Care in 2005. Mary has been part of the growth and development of the hospice movement for the last 25 years. In that time, she started several different hospice programs in four states, including the design and development of three state of the art inpatient facilities. Mary has been personally involved in raising the standard of hospice care in the communities where she provided oversight. In addition to overseeing the strategic planning and operations of Infinity Hospice Care, Mary strives to ensure that her hospice programs educate physicians on palliative medicine, train healthcare professionals on pain and symptom management, and support families as their loved ones journey through end of life. Mary's personal message to all persons experiencing a serious illness is: "When cure is no longer an option, hospice can be the best form of care available."
Darren Bertram has been Infinity Hospice Care's Chief Executive Officer since April 2006 and served on Infinity Hospice Care's Governing Board since its founding in 2005. As CEO, Darren's key responsibilities include managing Infinity Hospice Care's financial performance, compliance with federal and state regulations, meeting Joint Commission accreditation standards, hiring key personnel, managing vendor relationships and implementing growth strategies to ensure Infinity Hospice Care's continued success. Darren currently serves on the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization's Governance Committee and previously served on their Quality and Standards Committee.
Darren began his career as a trial lawyer in Chicago, IL. Darren's legal background includes a wide range of commercial disputes, as well as arguing before the Illinois Appellate Court. Darren graduated from University of Illinois College of Law magnum cum laude in 1998 and received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana.
Brian Bertram has served as Infinity Hospice Care’s Vice President since 2007. Brian's key responsibilities include, managing Infinity Hospice Care’s marketing and growth strategies in both Nevada and Arizona and working to promote advocacy for end of life care throughout the Southwest. Brian has also developed programs for community education on the benefits of hospice and palliative care. Brian is a frequent speaker before physician groups, medical personnel, health care professionals and seniors on the importance of end-of-life care conversations and the benefits of early referrals to hospice.
Brian received a Bachelor of Science from the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana. Thereafter, he obtained two Master’s of Science degrees from San Diego State University. Prior to joining Infinity Hospice Care, Brian was a National Sales Trainer for the Cardiothoracic Division of a worldwide surgical device company. Working in the operating room Brian trained sales consultants, operating room staff and surgeons alike on the instrumentation and techniques to fix facial fractures. Brian assisted in helping to develop pioneering products for treatments of complications due to thoracic surgery.
Brian is a resident of Las Vegas, Nevada and enjoys hiking, yoga, tennis and cooking.