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Growing Together Because Every Journey Matters Community Hospice, Inc. Announces Name Change

Modesto (October 18, 2023) – As the premier nonprofit hospice and support services organization
dedicated to service excellence and enhancing the quality of life for our community members facing
various life-changing journeys, we are pleased to announce the launch of Community Hospice & Health
Services, a rebrand that reflects and aligns all programs and services offered. Formerly known as
Community Hospice, Inc., Community Hospice & Health Services aims to unite all programs under one
name and embodies the mission of the organization to embrace individuals and families facing life-
changing journeys, enhancing quality of life for all.

“After several years of diligent research our Leadership team with the support of our Board of Directors
have decided to move forward with a rebrand for our beloved organization,” said Alisa Bettis, President
and Chief Executive Officer. “The timing of our rebranding could not be more perfect as we begin to
celebrate our 45th Anniversary. Our unwavering commitment to helping our friends and neighbors when
needed most has been maintained as our primary focus. We have identified new needs throughout the
years and developed and adapted programs to ensure we continue to be there for our community
members. We are very excited to unveil our rebrand as we feel it is critical to move our mission forward,
while also honoring our legacy.”

Over the past 45 years, Community Hospice & Health Services has grown from our humble beginnings as
a small all volunteer-based hospice organization serving Stanislaus County. Programs today include
hospice care, supportive palliative care, pediatrics care programs, bereavement support for hospice
families, outpatient mental health counseling, school-based counseling, and Camp Wokini, a youth grief
camp formerly known as Camp Erin of the Central Valley. The organization also has a Durable Medical
Equipment division and retail operations divisions including seven Hope Chest Thrift Stores throughout
the Central Valley. Today, services are provided in Stanislaus, San Joaquin, Merced, Calaveras,
Mariposa, Tuolumne, and parts of Contra Costa, Sacramento, Alameda and Santa Clara counties.

“One of our primary rebranding goals was accessibility to all Community Hospice & Health Services
programs. What we learned from our many focus groups was that many people think we only offer
hospice care, they were surprised to learn we offer many other support programs. By aligning all our
programs under one name we hope that our community members find ease in accessing additional
resources they may not know are available,” shared Kristin Mostowski, Director of Public Relations. “Our rebrand will include the new brand name, website, social media channels and a “Growing Together
Because Every Journey Matters” campaign.”

In position with the rebranding efforts, the Community Hospice Foundation, which was founded in 2001 to
raise funds to support the organizations vital resources and compassionate mission, will also be
rebranded to Community Hospice & Health Services Foundation.

Community Hospice & Health Services looks forward to providing the same compassionate and quality
care and support they have provided throughout the years. The vision for the organization remains the
same, to be the Provider of Excellence in quality care, education, and support. As we look towards the
next 45 years, we are committed to continuing to evolve with our community, enhancing quality of life for

Please join Community Hospice & Health Services for a 45th Anniversary Open House celebration on
November 16, 2023, at 4:00 PM at 4368 Spyres Way, Modesto, CA 95356.

To learn more about Community Hospice & Health Services programs or to learn how you may get
involved, visit or call 209.578.6300.

Community Hospice & Health Services Mission:
To embrace individuals and families facing life-changing journeys, enhancing quality of life for all.

About Community Hospice & Health Services
Community Hospice & Health Services is a nonprofit, community-based agency, serving the Central
Valley since 1979. Community Hospice & Health Services embraces more than 2,500 patients and
families each year providing support through vital programs including hospice and palliative care for
adults and pediatrics, general inpatient care at the Alexander Cohen Hospice House, bereavement
support, outpatient mental health counseling for adults and children, and Camp Wokini, a youth camp for
children and teens who have experiences loss. For more information about Community Hospice & Health
Services programs call 209.578.6300