Archive | August, 2011

Sometimes I wonder…

I was talking with one of our volunteers, Peg McElroy,  in the Pensacola Branch Office the other day and she was telling me the story of a patient she had been visiting that touched her in a special way.  I found her story so moving, that I asked her to write it up so that […]

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Jewelry Artist Stephanie Ritchie Gives Her Heart to Covenant Hospice

When a customer first approached Stephanie Ritchie to create a heart motif necklace, she scoffed. Ubiquitous heart themed jewelry did not inspire the self taught jewelry artist who specializes in surface texturing.  With the understanding that anyone who has lived or loved very much at all has had their heart beaten, broken, and set afire, the talented […]

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Thank you for your service

As a military ambassador for Covenant I get the honor of bestowing heartfelt thanks and appreciation upon our veterans. About two months ago, I had the pleasure of meeting  a highly decorated World War II veteran.  It was one of the highlights of my life.  The moment was made all the more special because his […]

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Tailgating in Tallahassee

Covenant Hospice’s Tallahassee branch is hosting a brand new, very exciting event on August 27 – Tailgating With a Purpose!  If you’re a football fan (or you just like chicken wings and music…and who doesn’t?!), come join us at Langford Green adjacent to the “Unconquered” statue at Doak Campbell Stadium to kick off the 2011 […]

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Why should I keep living?

The decades have not dulled the spark behind Betty’s eyes.  She is as feisty as ever, still working to get things accomplished; she doesn’t want to simply sit back and die, but have a purpose in her life.  Even though her activities are limited by her heart condition, it has not stopped her from recently petitioning […]

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Need a laugh?

One of my favorite Covenant Hospice events is next week!  Evening of Comedy is Saturday, August 20 from 6-10 pm at the Hilton Pensacola Beach Gulf Front.  If you haven’t been to an Evening of Comedy before, you have missed out!  This year’s comedian is Kerri Pomarolli – she’s hilarious! (learn more about her on […]

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Children don’t die…right?

Many people believe that children to not get sick or die. Unfortunately, that is not always the case. About 55,000 children die each year in the United States and about 10% of all children living within the United State battle a chronic, complex medical disease every day.  These children and their families need us. Back […]

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Dear Family,

Dear Family, I will always remember the first day that I met you all. It was in August sometime ago, my husband had been admitted to the nursing facility. I was one reckless nerve. I was filled with grief, anger, guilt, and denial. I was completely lost to this world; couldn’t sleep, couldn’t read, couldn’t eat, […]

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Recognizing our outstanding staff

We’re excited to announce Covenant’s Employee of the Month for August – Patsy Colvin! Patsy is an LPN with the Brewton team.  Patsy demonstrates compassion and goes above and beyond in her service to patient care.  She truly goes the extra mile.  She gives of herself to each patient and to her team.  She can always […]

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