Community Hospice named We Honor Veterans Level Three Provider

Community Hospice named We Honor Veterans Level Three Provider

March 22, 2019

For Immediate Release
Contacts:
Kristin Mostowski, Director of Public Relations | Community Hospice | Kristin.Mostowski@hospiceheart.org | 209.578.6301

Community Hospice named We Honor Veterans Level Three Provider

MODESTO, CA (March 22, 2019) – Community Hospice is proud to announce they have been named a We Honor Veterans Level Three Program Provider. This distinguished honor certifies Community Hospice to honor the unique needs of veterans and their families with specialized patient care and grief support enhancing quality care for all.

As veterans often carry traumatic experiences from their military service, they may present an array of challenges as they face their end of life journey. Community Hospice is dedicated to providing individualized care to meet each veteran’s needs.

“Community Hospice strives to enhance and improve the quality of care for our veterans,” said C. DeSha McLeod, President/CEO. “Our local veterans have served our country in an effort to keep us all safe. It is an honor we do not take lightly to walk alongside our brave heroes as they face their end of life journey. We feel so very humbled and privilege to care for our veterans and share our appreciation.”

We Honor Veterans is a program of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) and Veterans Administration. The program is designed to empower hospice professionals to meet the unique needs of dying Veterans. The program teaches respectful inquiry, compassionate listening and grateful acknowledgement – to comfort patients with a history of military service and possibly physical or psychological trauma. For more information about the We Honor Veterans program, visit www.wehonorveterans.org.

About Community Hospice
Community Hospice is the largest and oldest nonprofit hospice agency in the Central Valley. Celebrating 40 years of service, Community Hospice has cared for thousands of friends and neighbors offering compassionate and quality care, education and support to patients and families, regardless of ability to pay. Care extends to over 2,000 patients each year in private homes, skilled nursing facilities, retirement communities and at the 16-bed inpatient Community Hospice Alexander Cohen Hospice House. Community Hospice also provides bereavement and grief support to anyone in the community. For more information, please call 209. 578.6300 or visit hospiceheart.org.

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Community Hospice Named one of the Best Places to Work: Central Valley for Third Year in a Row

March 21, 2019

For Immediate Release

Contacts:
Kristin Mostowski | Director of Public Relations, Community Hospice | Kristin.Mostowski@hospiceheart.org | 209.578.6301

Community Hospice Named one of the Best Places to Work: Central Valley for Third Year in a Row

MODESTO, CA (March 21, 2019) – Community Hospice, the oldest and largest nonprofit hospice provider in the Central Valley, was recognized on March 19, 2019 at the Riverbank Industrial Center and named alongside five other organizations as one of the Best Places to Work in the Central Valley.

Best Places to Work: Central Valley is in its third year of program participation and expects even more growth for the 2020 program, which will begin in October. “The organizat​ions selected for this designation are leaders in their field without exception,” said David White, Chief Executive Officer of Opportunity Stanislaus. “Their cultures and emphasis on employee satisfaction are evident in their employee response and evidence shows prospective employees will look favorably on these rankings as they search for their next position.”

“Community Hospice is honored to have been named as one of the Best Places to Work in the Central Valley for the third year in a row,” said C. DeSha McLeod, President/CEO of Community Hospice. “Our employees drive our mission and are true assets to our organization and the community at large. It is vital that we encourage a safe and healthy work environment where our employees can flourish and thrive. It is our amazing staff that allows Community Hospice to provide compassionate and quality care to our friends and neighbors in their time of need. It is our dedication to our patients, families and to one another that make Community Hospice one of the Best Places to Work.”

All companies that participated in the 2018 Best Places to Work: Central Valley program receive an in-depth evaluation identifying strengths and weaknesses according to their employees. In turn, this report can be used in developing or enhancing employee retention and recruitment programs.

Best Places to Work: Central Valley is brought to you by Opportunity Stanislaus, Prime Shine Car Wash, and the Modesto Chamber of Commerce. For more information on Best Places to Work: Central Valley visit bestplacestoworkcentralvalley.com.

About Community Hospice

Celebrating 40 years, Community Hospice is the largest and oldest nonprofit hospice agency in the Central Valley. Serving the community since 1979, Community Hospice has cared for thousands of friends and neighbors offering compassionate and quality care, education and support to terminally ill patients and families, regardless of ability to pay. Care extends to over 2,000 patients each year in private homes, skilled nursing facilities, retirement communities and at the Community Hospice Alexander Cohen Hospice House. Community Hospice also provides grief support services to anyone in the community at no cost. For more information, please call 209.578-6300 or visit hospiceheart.org. ​

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Community Hospice 40 Year Anniversary: JoAnn Lindberg

March 13, 2019

JoAnn Lindberg, former Community Hospice Clinical Educator, was a dedicated employee and supporter of Community Hospice for 21 years.

We are privileged to have JoAnn as a part of our family and honored to hear her remarks on our 40th Anniversary.

Community Hospice 40 Year Anniversary: Wayne YeeAll changes saved.

March 4, 2019

Chaplain Wayne Yee has been with Community Hospice for 19 years. During this time, his compassionate support has brought joy and fellowship to countless patients, families and community members.

We are so grateful for all Chaplain Wayne Yee does to support the mission of Community Hospice.

Community Hospice 40 Year Anniversary: Meryl Snider

February 14, 2019

Meryl Snider, Friends of Community Hospice member and Community Hospice volunteer, has been a dedicated supporter of Community Hospice for 33 years. We are honored to hear her remarks on our 40th Anniversary.

Community Hospice 40 Year Anniversary: Lupe Perez

February 5, 2019

Lupe Perez, our Director of Volunteer and Grief Support Services, has been a dedicated supporter of Community Hospice for 17 years. We are honored to hear her remarks on our 40th Anniversary.

Community Hospice 40 Year Anniversary: John and Jodi Renner

January 27, 2019

John Renner, our current Director of Retail Operations, and Jodi Renner, one of our Clinical Administrative Assistants, have been dedicated employees of Community Hospice for 14 and 12 years, respectively. We are honored to hear their remarks on our 40th Anniversary.

Community Hospice Celebrates 40 Year Anniversary with Supporter Driven Fundraising Campaign

January 22, 2019

For Immediate Release

Contacts:

Kristin Mostowski | Director of Public Relations, Community Hospice | Kristin.Mostowski@hospiceheart.org | 209.578.6301

Community Hospice Celebrates 40 Year Anniversary with Supporter Driven Fundraising Campaign

(January 22, 2019) Modesto, CA – In celebration of Community Hospice’s 40 Year Anniversary, the Community Hospice Foundation is excited to kickoff a 40/40 Campaign! During 2019, the 40/40 Campaign will empower Community Hospice supporters to create their own fundraiser events to raise funds to support the mission of Community Hospice.

“Community members often ask how they can support Community Hospice,” mentioned Melissa Van Diepen, Executive Director of the Community Hospice Foundation. “This campaign will allow participants to raise funds in a way that in meaningful to them and support the members of their community.”

Community Hospice Foundation is recruiting 40 teams to participate in the campaign. A team may consist of co-workers, friends, families, organizations or companies; anyone who is willing to raise funds and help support the patients, families and programs of Community Hospice.

Team members will be provided a fundraising website as well as essential tools, including email templates and event ideas, to help participants reach a team goal of $1,600.

“The 40/40 Campaign has the potential raise $64,000 and impact our community in many positive ways,” added Van Diepen. “The funds raised through this project ensure that Community Hospice is always ready to answer the call when a family needs us, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.”

To register or for more information about Community Hospice Foundation’s 40/40 Campaign, visit give.hospiceheart.org.

About Community Hospice

Community Hospice is a nonprofit, community based hospice agency, serving the Central Valley since 1979. Community Hospice provides compassionate and quality care, education and support to patients and their families, regardless of the ability to pay. Hospice and Palliative Care extends to thousands of patients each year in private homes, skilled nursing facilities, retirement communities and at the 16-room Community Hospice Alexander Cohen Hospice House. Community Hospice also provides grief support services to anyone in the community at no cost. For more information call 209.578.6300 or visit hospiceheart.org.

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Community Hospice 40 Year Anniversary: Don Gaekle

January 18, 2019

Don Gaekle, current Community Hospice Foundation Board Member, has been a dedicated supporter of Community Hospice for nearly 20 years. We are honored to hear his remarks on our 40th Anniversary.

Escalon Times: New Board Member Seated For Community Hospice

January 15, 2019

Community Hospice, the oldest and largest nonprofit hospice provider serving the Central Valley since 1979, has announced the selection of a new Board member.

Joining the Community Hospice Board of Directors is Chief Nursing Officer for Tenet Healthcare Northern California Group, Ms. Cheryl Harless, DNP, MBA, RN.