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    July, 2014

  • CCH|Canton Celebrates Six-Year Summer Celebration.
    CCH|Canton, MI. July 28, 2014
  • CCH|Atlanta Volunteer Appreciation Celebration.
    CCH|Atlanta, GA. July 21, 2014
  • CCH|Canton’s Six-Year Summer Celebration.
    Come mingle with our outstanding team and enjoy appetizers and a chocolate fountain as you tour the office. Learn how we go above and beyond! Friday, July 25, 2014 from 2 – 5 pm. We will be offering many Information and Experiential Stations: Hand Massages, Manicures, Blood Pressure Checks, Music Therapy, Pulmonary Connections, Hospice 101.
    Click here to listen online!
    CCH|Canton, MI. July 18, 2014
  • Catch CCH|Canton: Anticipatory Grief on blogtalkradio.
    Tami Neumann, host of Conversations in Care, a channel on Blog Talk Radio, speaks with staff from CCH|Canton about “Anticipatory Grief.” This is grief that you may experience before a loved one passes away. They discuss good and bad coping strategies, why it is important for clinicians to be aware of Anticipatory Grief, and how to work through this stage successfully. Joining Tami from CCH are: Ann Christensen, Bereavement Coordinator; Sarah Thiefels, Social Worker; and Kath Lathers, Pastoral Care. Click here to listen online!
    CCH|Canton, MI. July 14, 2014
  • CCH|Branchburg Celebrates Falone for 10 Years Service.
    Please join us in thanking and congratulating Dolores Falone for being a CCH Volunteer for the past 10 ten years! Dolores has provided invaluable support and assistance to both the CCH|Sparta and CCH|Branchburg offices. Thanks for all you do, Dolores!
    CCH|Branchburg, NJ. July 11, 2014
  • CCH|Camp Hill Celebrating A Life Remembered.
    CCH|Camp Hill will be holding a Remembrance Celebration to honor & celebrate the memory of loved ones, Sunday, September 28, 2014 at the Fort Hunter Park, Centennial Barn, in Harrisburg, PA.
    CCH|Camp Hill, PA. July 11, 2014
  • CCH|Atlanta Provides Manicures and Massages.
    Recently, staff of the CCH|Atlanta volunteered to give manicures and hand massages to their patients, as well as other residents, of a local nursing facility. Participating in the day were Mai Nguyen, Volunteer, Ellen Cook, Bereavement Coordinator, and Akilah Charlemagne, Volunteer Coordinator. These special services were very much appreciated by grateful recipients.
    CCH|Atlanta, GA. July 11, 2014
  • CCH|Natchez Celebrates Grand Opening.
    CCH|Natchez, MS. July 9, 2014
  • CCH|Alexandria Holds CNA Appreciation Event.
    CCH|Alexandria, LA. July 9, 2014
  • CCH|Alexandria Participates in Kidney Walk.
    CCH|Alexandria, LA. July 9, 2014
  • CCH|Toms River Sponsors Chamber Golf Event.
    CCH’s Rosemarie DeBurgos, Community Liaison, recently participated in the CCH|Toms River golf team at the Toms River Chamber Golf Event. Participating on the team are (left to right): Dennis McCarthy, Sean McCarthy, DeBurgos, Tom McCarthy, and Kevin Lotoskyat. CCH|Toms River was a sponsor of the event and Rosemarie participated on the planning committee.
    CCH|Toms River, NJ. July 9, 2014
  • CCH|Toms River DeBurgos: Woman of Distinction.
    CCH’s Rosemarie DeBurgos, Community Liaison, was recently honored at the Women of Distinction Fashion Show for Caregiver Volunteers of Central Jersey, held at the Toms River Hotel. Compassionate Care Hospice sponsored the event and Rosemarie was nominated as a Woman of Distinction, participating as a model. Pictured is DeBurgos (fifth from the right) with the other models and their escorts, three officers of Lakewood’s police department.
    CCH|Toms River, NJ. July 9, 2014

    June, 2014

  • CCH|Natchez Celebrates Grand Opening.
    CCH|Natchez, MS. July 9, 2014
  • CCH|Toms River’s Stemkovsky Attends St. Peter’s Health Expo.
    Recently, Ilya Stemkovsky, CCH|Toms River Community Liaison, attended the St. Peter’s Hospital-sponsored Health Expo, located at the Concordia Senior Community in Monroe, NJ. The event was well attended by the community; approximately 300 seniors came out in the pouring rain for this event!
    CCH|Toms River, NJ. June 9, 2014
  • CCH|Camp Hills’ Willow Visits Maplewood.
    Recently, Willow, a pet volunteer for CCH, visited with the residents at Maplewood Assisted Living in Mechanicsburg, PA. Willow and her human pal, Ellen McNamara, CCH|Camp Hill Marketer, brought a lot of joy to all.
    CCH|Camp Hill, PA. June 9, 2014
  • Mini Health Fair to Focus on Older Adults.
    No Sweat, York, PA. June 4, 2014
  • CCH|DE Wins Best of Wilmington Award.
    Please join us in congratulating CCH|Wilmington for winning the Best of Wilmington Award for four consecutive years! This distinction has qualified Compassionate Care Hospice for the 2014 Wilmington Business Hall of Fame.
    CCH|DE. June 2, 2014
  • CCH|Branchburg Respect and Communication Skills Workshop.
    CCH|Branchburg, NJ. June 2, 2014
  • CCH|Sioux Falls Hold PAC Meeting.
    Recently, CCH|Sioux Falls held its quarterly Program Advisory Committee (PAC) meeting at Dow Rummel Village, in Sioux Falls. The meeting was very well attended; all CCH disciplines were present along with members from six community organizations. A lovely lunch was served during which many important topics were discussed.
    CCH|Sioux Falls. June 2, 2014
  • CCH|Canton Learns Zentangle.
    At a recent Volunteers’ Meeting, CCH Bereavement Coordinator Ann Christensen taught the group a new skill: Zentangle. Zentangle is way for even those who don’t consider themselves artistic to quick learn how to create beautiful abstract images using structured patterns. By the end of the workshop, each participant had a completed image to take home. Zentangle is not just fun; it improves focus and builds confidence! Many people report that it puts them in a meditative, relaxed state, hence the “Zen” in Zentangle.
    CCH|Canton. June 2, 2014
  • CCH|Toms River Celebrates Memorial Day.
    This past Memorial Day, CCH|Toms River celebrated the holiday with the Leisure Village of West Manchester, Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) and the Jewish War Veterans (JWV), as well over 150 community members. It was the fourth year in which CCH’s Chaplain Robert Roman participated by saying the invocation and benediction prayers. He also gave out pins to all the veterans that attended which said “All gave some, but some gave all.” It was a very touching ceremony. Pictured (from left to right) are: Ocean County Freeholder John Bartlett, VFW Commander Ed Doherty VFW member Stan Perlman (5 Purple Hearts) and Chaplain Robert Roman.
    CCH|Toms River. June 2, 2014
  • CCH|Toms River’s DeBurgos Nominated Women of Distinction.
    Recently, CCH’s own Rosemarie DeBurgos (Community Liaison) was one of ten women to be nominated to be one of the Women of Distinction models for the upcoming Caregiver Volunteer of Central Jersey Fashion Show and Gift Auction on June 12. CCH|Toms River is a proud sponsor of this event. The 2014 honoree for this event will be Kaity Tong, Anchor PIX11 News. WOBM’s morning show personalities, Sue Moll and Marianne Levy, will also be attending the event. Rosemarie is pictured here at the WOBM radio station in Toms River with radio host Marianne Levy. For more information or to buy tickets, visit
    CCH|Toms River. June 2, 2014

    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 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

  • Jonathan Beech Memorial Concert benefits Camp Sunshine.
    Daily Local News. March 9, 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