Alumna Leads Trillium House


NMU alumna Melissa Cavill was recently appointed as the new executive director of Marquette's Trillium House, which offers care and safety for individuals receiving hospice services who cannot be home at the end of life, along with short-term respite care.  

Cavill's past experience in marketing, sales, nursing, palliative care, skilled nursing settings, rehabilitation and health management will be utilized in her new position. She will oversee operations, development and community outreach for the organization.

“I am truly honored to take on the role of executive director at the Trillium House,” Cavill said in a press release. “Over the years, I have had the opportunity to talk with a number of individuals and families that have benefited from the exceptional support at Trillium House.”

Cavill obtained her practical nursing certification from NMU in 2014, and got her bachelor's degree in nursing in 2017. Prior to joining Trillium, she served as director of Case Management for U.P. Health System(UPHS)– Bell, where she oversaw admission and discharge coordination and utilization management, and served as an insurance liaison.

She also served as clinical liaison and a registered nurse for the Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit at UPHS-Marquette. In this role, she was responsible for the care of inpatient rehabilitation patients, medical surgical overflow patients, and end of life comfort care as well as coordination of admissions, insurance liaison, community outreach and education. Cavill also served as a One-Call nurse in the Emergency Department at UPHS – Marquette. 

“We are delighted to welcome Melissa Cavill to the Trillium House staff,” said Dr. Michael Grossman, Trillium board president. “Her clinical, care management and administration experience, as well as her continued commitment to community services, fit well with our mission to ensure the best care possible to our residents, families, and visitors. Her understanding of our local care system and the needs of the people in our community will help us as we continue to educate the public and stakeholders about Trillium House.”

Prepared By

Ian McCullough
Student Writer

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