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2018 Helping Hands Awards

Each year, Center for Hospice Care (CHC) honors a deserving recipient with our Helping Hands Award. Now in its 34th year, we are thrilled to be honoring someone who has faithfully served our community for more than 60 years...

Center for Hospice Care Opens Office in La Porte

Center for Hospice Care is please to announce our new office in La Porte. Although LaPorte County has been in our service area beginning in 1997, having an office means we will are the only hospice with a physical location in the county, which will result in better service for its residents.

Center for Hospice Care Welcomes Lisa Bryan
Donuts with Santa

It's that time of year when Center for Hospice Care staff and their children, grandchildren, neices and nephews get to spend the morning with Santa. The morning features games, crafts, pictures with Santa and of course, delicious donuts. 

Next Upcoming Volunteer Training
Center for Hospice Care Announces 2018 Board of Directors

(South Bend, IN) – Center for Hospice Care’s 2018 Board of Directors is as follows:  Board Chair is Wendell Walsh, Vice Chair is Mary Newbold, Community Leader; Secretary is Carol Walker, MSN, RNC-NIC, Saint Joseph Health System, and Amy Kuhar Mauro, 1st Source Bank, is the Immediate Past Chair.

The remaining members of the 2018 Board of Directors are: Jennifer Ewing, RN, MSN, NP-C, AOCNP, Ann Firth, Jennifer Houin, Jesse Hsieh, MD, Tricia Luck, Anna Milligan, Tim Portolese, and Suzanne Weirick. 

Center for Hospice Care Participates in Meeting with Top CMS Administrator

Center for Hospice Care's President/CEO Mark Murray recently met with CMS Administrator
Seema Verma to discuss hospice and palliative care's pivotal role in the U.S. healthcare system.
MISHAWAKA, Ind. (PRWEB) December 21, 2017 -- On Wednesday, December 13, 2017, Mark Murray,
President/CEO of Center for Hospice Care (CHC) joined members of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) in a meeting with Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) AdministratorSeema Verma in Washington D.C.

The meeting focused on hospice and palliative care providers as key resources for delivering high-quality,
compassionate care to individuals and their families who are facing life-limiting illness, as well as how they are poised to be an even bigger part of the health care system in the future.

“It was an honor to have had the opportunity to represent more than 6,000 hospice agencies,” said Murray.
“Center for Hospice Care is proud to be recognized as one the nation’s leaders in Hospice and Palliative Care. CHC is Indiana’s largest independent, not-for-profit hospice and ranks in the top 3% of all hospices in the country in terms of the number of patients and families served each year. We’re grateful to have been invited to discuss the importance of hospice and palliative services in the continuum of end-of-life care.”

Mr. Murray is past board chair of NHPCO and currently serves on the board of directors for the Hospice Action Network (HAN) which advocates for policies that ensure the best care for patients and their families. NHPCO’s President and CEO Edo Banach and others representing the NHPCO also participated in the meeting.

Among items discussed with Ms. Verma and her staff was how hospices can be involved with patients earlier in their disease process, the need for better care navigation and coordination, and future meetings with her staff to continue partnering efforts.

Ms. Verma later tweeted, “I enjoyed meeting with the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization and
look forward to working together.”



Medal of Honor recipient featured guest speaker at veteran dedication ceremony

MISHAWAKA, Ind. (WNDU)- On Thursday, it was a chance to honor loved ones for their service and sacrifice. The Center for Hospice Care in Mishawaka held a dedication ceremony for veterans featuring a Medal of Honor recipient.

CHC Honors Recipient of the 2017 John E. Krueger, MD, Hospice Caring Award and Volunteers

In Honor of National Volunteer Week Center for Hospice Care will host a Volunteer Recognition Luncheon to honor our volunteers and the recipient of the 2017 John E. Krueger, MD, Hospice Caring Award.


Center for Hospice Care Unveils Expansion Plan