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Father’s passing deepens a hospice physician’s duty

Errors on death certificates are a widely recognized problem. HopeHealth Medical Director Dr. Christine Nevins Herbert is committed to improving accuracy when she fills out this legal document. Because it’s personal.

Dedicated hospice volunteer celebrates her bittersweet retirement after 15 years of service

Maddie Stepanian is 80 years old and, after 15 wonderful years as a HopeHealth hospice volunteer, she is retiring. Volunteers do many different things at HopeHealth, depending on their preference. Some, like Maddie, offer companionship to hospice patients and their families. Happy reflections on volunteering Maddie chose hospice volunteering to continue using her nursing experience Read More

What were our top-read stories of the year?

What were our top-read stories of the year? Our three top blog stories of 2020 touched on self-care, frontline health care workers, and the powerful love between a mother and her son. Here are the posts that our readers clicked the most. Post #1: Our hospice chaplain offers a creative mix of self-care ideas to Read More

The holidays aren’t the same in 2020. Grief-support ideas can help

For people in grief, facing the holiday season with pandemic restrictions can be overwhelming. A mix of traditional and virtual grief support techniques can help.

Rita’s robes: A gift of dignity and pizzaz

To honor their mother’s memory, four siblings created specially-made patient gowns with pizzaz to donate to hospice patients.

Why choose hospice? This patient reveals her answers

In early 2020, Barbara Davis passed away while receiving inpatient hospice care with HopeHealth. She asked us to share her story so others could understand the benefits of hospice care. In a softly lit room of the HopeHealth Hulitar Hospice Center, Barbara Davis reclines in a hospital bed, crocheting a blue and white scarf. Although Read More

A palliative care doctor shares reflections from the frontlines of COVID-19

From the coronavirus frontline: A palliative care doctor shares how his team has adapted and brought slivers of light to patients and their families this year.

Home care nurse: “I care for the whole person, not the symptoms”

A registered nurse switches to a home care nursing career and discovers the professional and personal enrichment she craved.

How a widow found new meaning through poetry, grief support groups, and helping others

A widow uses poetry to express grief and finds new meaning by leading virtual support groups.

In home care, nurses find unique mix of rigor, freedom and time to connect with patients

Rosa Aguilar, RN, shares why she loves her career practicing modern-day home care with HopeHealth.

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