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    April, 2014

  • CCH|Branchburg Celebrates Its Volunteers.
    CCH|Branchburg, NJ. April 23, 2014
  • CCH Volunteer Coordinators Attend Roundtable.
    On April 4, Volunteer Coordinators Mary Ellen Day (of CCH|Branchburg), Julie Ann Carroll and Jamie Anderson (both of CCH|Clifton) attended the NJHPCO Volunteer Roundtable in North Brunswick, NJ. They joined other volunteer coordinators and volunteer managers from all over the state for an inprompto question and information session about many hospice issues.
    CCH|Branchburg, NJ. April 23, 2014
  • CCH|Branchburg: Easter Bunny Hops In for a Visit.
    CCH|Branchburg, NJ. April 23, 2014
  • Join Us at CCH|Bryan’s Pain Symposium.
    If you will be in the Bryan, Texas area on April 26, please join us for the Compassionate Care Hospice Pain Symposium. It takes place at the Briarcrest Country Club in Bryan, Texas. The cost is $40 per person and you need to pre-register for the event by April 24. We hope that you will join us for this very informative program. For more information, please call CCH|Bryan at: (979) 260-9700. Click here to view a video on KBTX.com about this event.
    CCH|Bryan, TX. April 15, 2014
  • CCH|Sioux Falls’ SNO Orchestra.
    CCH|Sioux Falls, SD. April 11, 2014
  • CCH|Canton’s Compassionate Blooms.
    CCH|Canton regularly receives donations of flower arrangements from local funeral homes. Then, volunteers disassemble the arrangement and and rearrange the flowers into bud vases for delivery to very appreciative CCH patients. Volunteer Carol Parkinson admires her work after rearranging the “Compassionate Blooms.”
    CCH|Canton, MI. April 11, 2014
  • CCH|Branchburg at Community Health Fairs.
    Recently, CCH|Branchburg participated in the North Hunterdon High School Community Fair and the Bridgewater Senior Citizen Health Fair. Volunteer Charlene helped Volunteer Coordinator Mary Ellen at the school community fair which gave high school students different volunteer opportunities in their community.
    CCH|Branchburg, NJ. April 11, 2014
  • CCH|Toms River’s DeBurgos at Senior Living Expo.
    Recently, Rosemarie DeBurgos, Professional and Community Community Liaison participated in the Ocean County College: Senior Living Expo 2014. It was a great success, with over 500 attendees!
    CCH|Toms River, NJ. April 11, 2014
  • CCH|Canton Welcomes Donna Ford, Social Worker.
    Please join us in welcoming Donna Ford, Social Worker, for CCH|Canton, MI. Pictured (from left to right): Donna and CCH’s own Ann Christensen, Bereavement Coordinator. Welcome Donna!.
    CCH|Canton, MI. April 2, 2014
  • CCH|Toms River’s DeBurgos at Lake Ridge.
    Recently, Rosemarie DeBurgos, Professional and Community Liaison, participated in a presentation at the Lake Ridge Women’s Club in Toms River, NJ. The theme of the session was “It doesn’t matter the stage of your health; Laughter and Humor always makes you feel better!” It was fabulous afternoon and the 70 attendees had a great time! Enjoying the day are (Pictured here; left to right): Arlene Klein, President of the Lake Ridge Women’s Club, Dr. Steven Pollack DC of Pollack Health and Wellness Center, and Rosemarie BeBurgos.
    CCH|Toms River, NJ. April 2, 2014
  • Catch CCH|Canton’s Kassees on Blog Talk Radio.
    Conversations in Care, a channel on Blog Talk Radio, is hosting CCH’s own Brenda Kassees, Program Director for CCH|Canton and Lansing, who will be speaking about “Planning for Care at the End of Life.”
    CCH|Canton, MI. April 2, 2014
  • CCH|Toms River DeBurgos on Heart Health for Women.
    On Tuesday, Rosemarie DeBurgos, Professional and Community Liaison, gave a presentation on Heart Health for Women and the CCH Cardiac Connection Program for the Silver Ridge Park Westerly Women’s club in Berkeley Township, NJ. In addition to the presentation, there was also a Cardiac Connection raffle basket and light refreshments. The women in attendance, 44 in all, enjoyed the day so much that another presentation by DeBurgos is already planned for next April.
    CCH|Toms River, NJ. April 2, 2014

    March, 2014

  • CCH|Sebring Attends The Palm’s Foundation Benevolent Dinner.
    Some of the staff members of CCH|Sebring recently attended a community event at The Palms of Sebring, a SNF, ALF, and Independent Living facility where CCH|Sebring cares for patients. This is a very important event for the community and was well attended, with over 210 attendees. At the CCH table were (Pictured left to right): Dr. Murphy, MD; Rachel Lovett, CCH|Marketer, Dana Abbott, CCH|RN, two Certified Nursing Assistants from The Palm, Renee Followell, CCH|Admissions, Tina Braungardt, CCH|Program Director, and Dr. Wilfredo Corredera, CCH|Medical Director.
    CCH|Sebring, FL. March 7, 2014
  • CCH|Toms River’s DeBurgos Speaks to Golden Girls.
    Recently, CCH’s own Rosemarie DeBurgos, Professional and Community Liaison, spoke at the Golden Girls of Silverwoods. The Golden Girls were doing a fundraiser for the American Heart Association. The presentation, entitled “Heart Health for Women” celebrated the “Go Red for Women” campaign. There were 50 women in attendance who were all wearing red for the event. Lunch was served and entertainment was provided by a local singer Pat Mitchel.
    CCH|Toms River, NJ. March 7, 2014

    February, 2014

  • CCH|Camp Hill Sponsors Basket Bingo Benefit.
    Recently, CCH’s own Brevney Ulrich (pictured at left), Professional and Community Liaison, joined Amy Wagaman, Assistant Executive Director of Country Meadows of Hershey, for their Basket Bingo Benefit. CCH sponsored the event by donating a beautiful basket of goodies. The basket was included in a raffle at Country Meadow’s event with all proceeds benefiting the Alzheimer’s Association. A wonderful time was had by all for a very good cause!
    CCH|Camp Hill, PA. February 21, 2014
  • CCH|Alexandria’s Paint Party for Freedman Cardiology.
    CCH|Alexandria, LA. February 21, 2014
  • CCH|Camp Hill’s Miller Cardiac Presentation.
    Recently, CCH’s own Beth Miller, Nurse Liaison, gave a presentation on heart disease, heart health, and CCH’s Cardiac Connection Program at the Heritage Senior Center in Dover, PA.
    CCH|Camp Hill, PA. February 21, 2014
  • CCH|Camp Hill’s McNamara Delivers Baskets for Heart Month.
    Recently, CCH’s own Ellen McNamra, Professional and Community Liaison, delivered fruit baskets for Heart Month to very appreciative patients at Pinnacle Heart Cardiovascular Institute, Wormleysburg, PA, and Capital Cardiovascular Associates, Camp Hill, PA.
    CCH|Camp Hill, PA. February 21, 2014
  • Conversations With A Doctor – A Success.
    CCH|Alexandria, LA. February 17, 2014
  • CCH|Trenton IPU Re-dedication Ceremony.
    CCH|Trenton IPU, NJ. February 15, 2014
  • CCH|Camp Hill’s Valentine Wishes.
    Happy Valentine’s Day from CCH|Camp Hill! Pictured (from left): Janna Lynch, Clinical Coordinator; Diane Tilotson, Clinical Coordinator; and Patricia Heiland, Program Director. Enjoy the day!
    CCH|Camp Hill, PA. February 14, 2014
  • CCH|Toms River’s DeBurgos Honored by Deborah.
    Please join us in congratulating CCH’s own Rosemarie DeBurgos, Professional and Community Liaison! Recently, she was awarded a Certificate of Appreciation from the Four Seasons Deborah Chapter in Lakewood, NJ. Pictured here is Marilyn (left), the president of the local Deborah Chapter with Rosemarie. Also, Rosemarie graciously accepted a second Certificate of Appreciation from Deborah on behalf of Compassionate Care Hospice. Four Seasons Deborah is a fundraising arm of Deborah Heart and Lung Hospital in Browns Mills, NJ, with chapters located all over NJ.
    CCH|Toms River, NJ. February 10, 2014
  • CCH|Toms River Goes Red for Women.
    Recently, CCH|Toms River organized a fundraiser for the National American Heart Association. A tribute for each donation was posted as a heart in a prominent place in their office. Here is CCH’s own Susan Wagner-White, Professional and Community Liaison, posing in front of the display. Susan’s wearing red in support of two causes; in addition to the recent fundraiser, she is also wearing red for the National American Cancer Society Go For Women Heart Month. She was joined by many other staff members, who also wore red and the iconic Red Dress pins that symbolize the Go For Women initiative.
    CCH|Toms River, NJ. February 10, 2014
  • CCH|Camp Hill Goes Red for Women.
    Join these staff members from CCH|Camp Hill today! They’re wearing red today to support The American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women campaign! Pictured (left to right): Brevney Ulrich/CCH Volunteer Coordinator with Chris Damron and Ellen McNamara, both Professional and Community Liaisons.
    CCH|Camp Hill, PA. February 7, 2014

    January, 2014

  • Dr. Sulaiman Named Physician of the Year.
    Please join us in congratulating CCH’s own Dr. Jasmine Sulaiman, Medical Director, who has been awarded the highest honor among family doctors in Texas by the Texas Academy of Family Physicians (TAFP). Dr. Sulaiman was named the 2013 Texas Family Physician of the Year during TAFP’s Annual Session and Scientific Assembly in Fort Worth this past summer. Each year, patients and physicians nominate extraordinary family physicians throughout Texas, and a panel of TAFP members chooses one as the Family Physician of the Year.
    CCH|Cleveland, TX. February 4, 2014
  • CCH|Branchburg Welcomes Chaplain Naeem Harry.
    Please join us in welcoming Chaplain Naeem Harry to CCH! Here he is with Chaplain Jack DiMatteo (left).
    CCH|Branchburg, NJ. January 10, 2014
  • CCH|East Stroudsburg Wants You to Meet Butler.
    We are pleased to introduce Butler, a Therapy Dog Volunteer for CCH|East Stroudsburg. Butler is a Beagle/Yellow Lab mix and a certified Visiting Therapy Dog under Therapy Dogs International. Here, Butler is enjoying a visit with one of his co-workers, Amanda Eddings. However, Butler’s closest pal is his human, Pauline Fox. Pauline and Butler are a wonderful addition to the dedicated group of volunteers at CCH|East Stroudsburg. Together, they make a great team, bringing so much joy to the patients of CCH|East Stroudsburg. Butler always brightens everyone’s day as soon as he walks through the door!
    CCH|East Stroudsburg, PA. January 8, 2014
  • Join Us for Conversations with a Doctor.
    Will you be in the Alexandria, LA area on January 23? Please join us for “Conversations with a Doctor: Caregiver Survival Tips for 2014.” This is a FREE event, hosted by Emeritus Sr. Living, on Thursday, January 23 at 1pm for caregivers. Dr. Shawn Donelon, MD, and Michelle Chevallier, LCSW, both from CCH|Alexandria, will present caregiver survival tips. Refreshments will be provided and assistance with transportation is available. For more information and to RSVP…
    CCH|Alexandria, LA. January 8, 2014
  • CCH|Branchburg’s Holiday Luncheon.
    CCH|Branchburg, NJ. January 8, 2014
  • CCH|Branchburg’s Special Santa Delivery.
    CCH|Branchburg, NJ. January 8, 2014
  • CCH|Branchburg Bakes Holiday Goodies.
    CCH|Branchburg staff members and volunteers baked holiday cookies for all the CCH|Branchburg patients and their families. Each patient received a tin filled with goodies to enjoy!
    CCH|Branchburg, NJ January 8, 2014
  • CCH|Branchburg Makes Special Holiday Deliveries.
    CCH|Branchburg, NJ. January 8, 2014
  • CCH|Branchburg Thanks Bradley Gardens Elementary School.
    Students from Bradley Gardens Elementary School wrote letters to very appreciative patients of CCH|Branchburg. The lovely letters brought cheer to brighten the days for patients during the holiday season.
    CCH|Branchburg, NJ January 8, 2014
  • CCH|Branchburg Thanks William Annin School.
    Students from the Peer Leadership Program of the William Annin School in Basking Ridge, NJ, created beautiful handmade holiday cards for very appreciative patients of CCH|Branchburg. The patients were so touched that these young people spent their time to give them cheer during the holiday season.
    CCH|Branchburg, NJ January 8, 2014
  • CCH|Branchburg Thanks Manville Library.
    CCH|Branchburg, NJ. January 8, 2014
  • CCH|Canton Donates Bounty from Mitten Tree.
    This year, CCH|Canton was honored to donate to “Help’s On the Way,” a local charity serving those experiencing hard times, including the homeless. Their donation to this very worthy cause was a collection of scarves, mittens, gloves, and hats donated by CCH staff members and volunteers. Many of these items were crocheted or knitted by hand—with love! This annual initiative of the CCH|Canton office adorns their offices with a Mitten Tree, then spreads out to help those in the community with the greatest need. Pictured by the Tree are (left to right): Ann Christensen, Bereavement Coordinator, and Brenda Kassees, Program Director.
    CCH|Canton, MI January 8, 2014
  • CCH|Sioux Falls Wraps for Children’s Inn.
    During this past holiday season, CCH|Sioux Falls was happy to support the Children’s Inn by wrapping presents at their annual fundraising event at a nearby mall. Staff of CCH|Sioux Falls wore their Cardiac Connections t-shirts, which prompted many visitors to speak with them about hospice, the services of CCH, and the Cardiac Connections in particular. It was a great way served the community, while also providing valuable information on the services of Compassionate Care Hospice.
    CCH|Sioux Falls, SD January 8, 2014
  • CCH|Sioux Falls Decks the Halls.
    CCH|Sioux Falls, SD. January 8, 2014

    May, 2013

  • CCH|Worcester Old-fashioned Celebration of Mothers.
    The CCH|Worcester team sponsored a Mother’s Day event at the Worcester Senior Center on Friday, May 10th. An actress, Rita Parisi, played the role of Mrs. Gordon, a woman in 1908. At that time, the Victorians were giving way to a “modern” way of thinking, and Mrs. Gordon entertained the attendees with stories during afternoon tea. Mostly, she talked about the latest trends in fashion and beauty at the turn of the 20th century. Tea and other refreshments were served, and a great time was had by all. Many attendees wore hats in celebration of the event. Pictured (left to right): Actress Rita Parisi, CCH Chaplain Bonni
    Piccione, and CCH Liaison/Social Worker Theresa Eckstrom.
    CCH|Worcester, MA May 31, 2013
  • CCH|Allentown Throws Patient Anniversary Party.
    Recently, a Carbon County team threw a special anniversary party for one of its patients and her husband. The festivities were organized by Loretta Kistler/Social Worker, Jen Chavenic/Hospice Aide, and Dawn Kilgore/Licensed Practical Nurse. It was a lovely gesture for a grateful couple.
    CCH|Allentown, PA May 29, 2013
  • CCH|Wilmington’s MDs Present at Convention.
    Recently, three CCH Medical Directors presented at the Annual Convention of the Society of Hospital Medicine in Washington, DC. The doctors’ topic was: Palliative Care and You: a Triple Win for Hospitalists, Patients and Facilities. Those presenting were: Dr. Heather Zinzella-Cox, MD; Dr. Thomas Jomy Mathew, MD, and Dr. Dan DePietropaolo, MD.
    CCH|Wilmington, DE May 29, 2013
  • CCH|Kyle’s Tim Van Allen Entertains Residents.
    Tim Van Allen, CCH’s own Professional and Community Liaison, entertained the residents at Sodalis Memory Care in San Marcos with some tunes on his harmonica. Yes, he even took requests!
    CCH|Kyle, TX May 29, 2013
  • CCH|Camp Hill’s Dr. Haas Presents Cardiac Connections.
    CCH’s own Dr. Haas recently gave a presentation to local cardiologists about CCH’s Cardiac Connections program.
    CCH|Camp Hill, PA May 29, 2013
  • CCH|Sparta: Walks to Fight Against Cancer.
    CCH|Sparta, NJ. May 24, 2013
  • CCH|Bryan Honors Nurse With Butterfly Release.
    CCH|Bryan, TX. May 24, 2013
  • CCH|Sparta’s Mother’s Day/Spring Flower Sale.
    CCH|Sparta, NJ. May 24, 2013
  • CCH|Wilmington Wins Wilmington Awards Second Time.
    For the second consecutive year, Compassionate Care Hospice has been selected for the 2013 Best of Wilmington Award in the Hospices category by the Wilmington Award Program.
    CCH|Wilmington, DE May 17, 2013
  • CCH|Marmora, NJ: The Helping Hands of Hospice.
    CCH|Marmora was referenced in regards to exploring options to care for loved ones with serious illness in a recent article in NJ Lifestyle Online.
    CCH|Marmora, NJ May 17, 2013
  • CCH|Camp Hill Participates in Health Fair.
    CCH|Camp Hill participated in the Stewartstown Senior Center Health Fair, in Stewartstown PA. Blood pressure screenings and valuable hospice information was provided.
    CCH|Camp Hill, PA May 13, 2013
  • CCH|Marmora RN’s Mission Trip to Haiti.
    CCH|Marmora’s own Sharon McMonagle took The SUN with her on a mission trip to Haiti this past December. At her own expense, she traveled with the international organization Mercy Ships on a medical missions trip.
    The SUN by-the-Sea May 10, 2013
  • End of Shift: RN Finds Hospice Care Invaluable For Her Dad.
    Mary Cooke, RN, nurse educator for CCH|Brooklyn, NY, describes the experience of having hospice care available for her own father. “The biggest challenge for me was the correct dosing for end-stage symptoms to make sure Dad would have a peaceful death.”
    Nurse.com May 10, 2013
  • CCH|Camp Hill Provides Blood Pressure Screenings.
    CCH’s own Beth Miller provided blood pressure screenings to attendees of the YMCA Health Fair for the Dover area.
    CCH|Camp Hill, PA. May 10, 2013
  • CCH|Canton Appreciates Its Volunteers.
    CCH|Canton, MI. May 8, 2013
  • Courage Program Encourages Children.
    Recently, CCH|Alexandria held a Courage Grief and Bereavement Support Group at Grant Jr/High School. This six-week group was facilitated by CCH’s own Social Workers Michelle Chevallier and Andrew Fultz. It was wonderful to see the children come together, as well as learn help themselves and others deal with loss.
    CCH|Alexandria, LA. May 6, 2013
  • CCH|Atlanta: Hospice Volunteers Make a Difference.
    “You’re the only one that’s not afraid to touch me!” – Hospice Volunteers Making a Difference! This Eugeria! Radio show aired on May 2 and featured CCH Volunteers Nancy Sears and Dave Savage.
    Compassionate Care Hospice on Eugenia/Atlanta Business RadioX. May 6, 2013
  • CCH|Camp Hill Partners with PathStone.
    CCH|Camp Hill is pleased to announce their partnership with PathStone! They’ve launched this initiative with the training of a bright group of new volunteers on ADL’s. Welcome new volunteers!
    CCH|Camp Hill, PA. May 6, 2013
  • CCH|Camp Hill Thanks Shippensburg Intern.
    CCH|Camp Hill would like to thank Hali Farrell from Shippensburg University, here with Lisa Polcha, CCH Social Worker, for her wonderful contributions to our patients and their families during her internship.
    CCH|Camp Hill, PA. May 1, 2013
  • CCH|Camp Hill: Meet Our Volunteers.
    Meet Darlene and Mari Jo, our invaluable volunteers at CCH|Camp Hill!
    CCH|Camp Hill, PA. May 1, 2013
  • CCH|Sparta Clothing Drive Benefit.
    CCH|Sparta, NJ. May 1, 2013
  • CCH|Sparta: Join Our Fight Against Cancer.
    CCH|Sparta, NJ. May 1, 2013
  • CCH|Sparta’s Mother’s Day/Spring Flower Sale.
    Join us May 6-10 from 9am-5pm for a benefit flower sale; all proceeds will go to the CCH Foundation. We have great prices and choice selection of hanging baskets, flowering bowls, assorted flats and much, much more! The sale will be located at: 350 Sparta Avenue, Sparta, NJ.
    CCH|Sparta, NJ. May 1, 2013