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Cardiac Connections Attends U Penn Cardiology Conference

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%!

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CCH|Old Forge Tours the Clin-Micro Immunology Center

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.

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CCH|Old Forge Tours The Abingtons

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.

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CCH|Columbia Initiates Flowers Campaign

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!

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CCH|Columbia Celebrates Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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.

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CCH|Bronx Honors Veterans with Pin Ceremonies

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…

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CCH|Canton Receives Donation from Harvest for Hospice

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.

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CCH|Canton’s Theisen Nominated Hospice Volunteer of the Year Award

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…

Welcome to Compassionate Care Hospice!

Compassionate Care Hospice is a community based organization committed to providing the highest quality of end of life care to patients, their families and close friends throughout 22 states.

The Compassionate Care team strongly embraces the philosophy that end of life care is so much more than just treating the symptoms of a disease. Treating the spirit and soul are equally important in allowing a terminally ill patient to die in peace and allow those left behind to be supported through their grief.

 

 

We are proud to be accredited by CHAP (Community Health Accreditation Program).

 

 

 

 

HIPAA Breach Notification

On July 30, 2014, there was a break-in and theft at Compassionate Care Hospice of Central Louisiana’s office located at 5417 Jackson Street, Suite B, in Alexandria, LA. Compassionate Care Hospice immediately reported the incident to local police. On or about September 22, 2013, Compassionate Care Hospice mailed correspondence to each affected individual or next of kin notifying them of the incident. The letter contains instructions for you to follow in the event that you or your loved one has been affected by this incident.

The theft included some laptop computers that were secured by a password and an external hard drive. The laptops were remotely wiped by our IT team on or about July 31, 2014. The information of the laptops included either the patient’s first and last name only or the patient’s first and last name, patient number, age, admission date, discharge date (if applicable), length of stay, location (i.e., home, hospital or skilled nursing facility) medication class (if applicable), and disposition (i.e., revocation, transfer, etc.).

If you do not receive our letter, please contact our program office at (318) 487-9400 or our toll free compliance hotline at (800) 234-8147. For more information, please click here.