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 magna cum laude in 1998 and received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana.
Brian Bertram entered the hospice care industry joining Infinity Hospice Care as Executive Vice President in 2007. In his role, Brian has inspired strategies responsible for growing the company to one of Nevada’s largest hospice care providers and developed a Las Vegas in-patient campus. As a Governing Board member of Infinity Hospice Care and an industry leader, Brian believes in the value of integrating multiple dimensions of care in order to alleviate suffering and improve the overall healthcare system.
Residing in Las Vegas, Brian co-founded Nevada Palliative Care (NEVPC), a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing education, leadership and consultation services to hospitals and healthcare providers throughout Nevada and Arizona. NEVPC, a recognized leader in palliative care, differentiates itself by focusing on measurement and impact while reporting on performance measures to improve healthcare quality and lower cost at the same time.
Brian earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois and obtained two master’s degrees from San Diego State University.