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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; Treasurer is Lori Turner, Beacon Health System; 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
Global Partners in Care Has a New Home

The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization is proud to announce that its affiliate, Global Partners in Care, a non-profit organization consisting of partnerships committed to supporting hospice and palliative care organizations in developing countries, will become an affiliate of the Hospice Foundation, headquartered in South Bend, Indiana. The Hospice Foundation is the supporting foundation for Center for Hospice Care. CHC is one of Global Partners in Care’s most successful partner programs; they have worked with the Palliative Care Association of Uganda since 2008.

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. 

Center for Hospice Care Announces 2017 Board of Directors

             

Center for Hospice Care’s 2017 Board of Directors is as follows:  Board Chair is Wendell Walsh, May Oberfell Lober; Vice Chair is Mary Newbold, Community Leader; Treasurer is Lori Turner, Beacon Health System; 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 2017 Board of Directors are:  Ann Firth, Jesse Hsieh, MD, Anna Milligan, Tim Portolese, Suzanne Weirick and Jennifer Ewing, RN, MSN, NP-C, AOCNP.

 

 

Know Who You Are Supporting -- Beware of Scams

Pay attention to which hospice group is soliciting your support. Some are not located in our area.

Center for Hospice Care, headquartered in South Bend, serves eight area counties. Hospice Foundation is the supporting foundation for Hospice Care. It conducts two mail campaigns annually, soliciting financial contributions. No solicitations are done by phone.

All money raised stays in that service area and is used for patient care. This business has an A+ rating with Better Business Bureau.

Hospice Support Foundation of Merrifield, Va., also solicits by direct mail. A request for contributions may appear to be local as the appeal names each area being solicited, such as Elkhart, South Bend, Plymouth and more.

Funds collected for the Hospice Support Fund supports only New Hope Foundation. New Hope Foundation chooses not to disclose any information to the BBB Wise Giving Alliance. This business has no BBB rating because it offers services which are outside the scope of BBB evaluations, according to the Better Business Bureau serving Metro Washington, D.C., and eastern Pennsylvania.

Because the names are similar, financial supporters sometimes find they have made a contribution to one, but really meant it for the other. For this reason we say don’t confuse one with the other. It is important to know what your money is or is not supporting.