Recently, Compassionate Care sponsored a table at the University of Pennsylvania Annual Cardiology Conference in Atlantic City, NJ. Over 350 physicians and Nurse Practitioners attended and the CCH table was very well received.
We offered information on our programs to all of the attendees of the Conference. Theresa Chwartz, the Director of the Echo-cardiogram Department at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center in Philadelphia was our lucky winner of the Littmann Cardiology Stethoscope.
Pictured are: (Left to right) Diana Reid, Nurse Practitioner, CCH Toms River/Marmora, NJ; Maryann Leonard, Program Director, CCH|Media, PA; Susan Wagner-White, Professional and Community Liaison, Toms River/Marmora, NJ; Liz Lillo, ANP-C (National Coordinator Cardiac Connections); Samantha Venet, Nurse Practitioner, CCH|Branchburg; Cindy Decker, Professional and Community Liaison, CCH|Westampton, NJ.
Attending, but not pictured were: Brenda Young, Nurse Practitioner, CCH|Camp Hill, PA; and Kaia Christensian, Nurse Practitioner, CCH|Bensalem, PA.
Since its launch in November 2009, the CCH Cardiac Connections Program, led by our Cardiac Nurse Practitioners, have cared for nearly 5,000 patients, with a readmission rate of less than 1.4%!
Recently, Dr. Hassan Namdari, Diplomate (ABMM), Director and CEO of Clin-Micro Immunology Center (CMIC) in Clarks Summit, PA, led a tour of the Center for CCH’s own Sylvia Kolosinsky and Carol Desmarteau. CMIC is based in the Abington Executive Park and also has testing locations in Scranton, Dickson City, and Avoca. All tests are analyzed at the Clarks Summit Center.
Recently, Abington Mayor Patty Lawler gave CCH|Old Forge members a guided tour of The Abingtons. Standing is Mayor Lawler and seated left to right are: Sylvia Kolosinsky, Volunteer Coordinator, and Carol Desmarteau, Community Liaison.
CCH|Columbia’s own Volunteer Coordinator, Katy Cowen, puts her experience as a florist to good use. Local funeral homes deliver donated arrangements to our office, and with a little creativity, Katy turns them into cheerful bouquets. You should see the smiles that brighten the faces of our patients when their CNA or nurse shows up with fresh flowers!
Recently, a team from CCH|Columbia enjoyed Women’s Night Out where cancer survivors were recognized and celebrated by over 25 sponsors. This is a huge community event with over 1,500 in attendance. The night was filled with a fashion show, food, fellowship, an inspirational speaker and silent auction.
CCH|Bronx, NY – Recently, as part of CCH|Bronx’s work to support Veterans, a series of We Honor Veterans Pin and Certificate Ceremonies were held. These events were part of the Hospice Veterans More…
Recently, CCH|Canton’s Professional and Community Liaison Donna Sabo and Program Director Darlene Lakin met with a dozen ladies from a group called “Stitches of Comfort.” This group runs an annual program called “Harvest for Hospice.” Through this program, the ladies create handmade items to distribute to hospice patients.
This year, CCH|Canton was the proud recipient of 106 handmade lap robes, slippers, and other comfy items. Each item is distribution, with love, to our CCH patients. In return, CCH|Canton presented each craftsperson with a personalized certificate of appreciation and information about CCH. Pictured here is Donna Ford, MSW, who chose some of the lap robes to deliver on her patient visits.
CCH|Canton, MI – Please join us in congratulating CCH|Canton’s own Pat Theisen, who was nominated as Volunteer of the Year at the Hospice and Palliative Care Association of Michigan’s More…