Archive | March, 2012

Finding Balance in a “Good” Name

by Curtis Jetton, Covenant Hospice Chaplain There is a proverb tucked away in the book of Ecclesiastes that reads “a good name is better than precious ointment, and the day of death than the day of birth.”  This proverb has often surfaced in my ministry as Chaplain for Covenant Hospice because of the inspired hope […]

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National Social Worker Month…Part 2

Can you believe it is almost April?? As National Social Work Month nears an end, I wanted to share with you how social work helps to further the mission of Covenant Hospice through the eyes of two of our social workers.   How do you feel your background and expertise in social work helps you to further […]

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Volunteer Fundraisers Do It Again!

At Covenant Hospice, like most not-for-profit organizations, we depend on our volunteers in every department.  When we think of a hospice volunteer, what typically comes to mind is the sweet soul at the bedside of the patient providing support and companionship.  We’ve definitely got those volunteers.  But our volunteers do much, much more.  They support every […]

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Thank you Crystal

If you volunteer with Covenant, you quickly discover 2 things: 1) It gets in your blood.  2.) There’s always something or some way to help. Lately, my travels have prevented me from making patient/family visits.  Unfortunately, over the next few months my schedule will continue to be sporadic and I was hesitant to take on helping […]

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Help me feel like a kid again: Jacob’s Story

In honor of Social Worker’s Month, I would like to share with you a story about a little boy named Jacob. Jacob is five years old and 2 years ago, his whole world changed. He was diagnosed with a brain tumor.  The months following his diagnosis, Jacob went through many tests, scans, and numerous medical […]

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“Lion Tamers of the Heart”

A father diagnosed with Lung Cancer, with only a few months to live, a son who he had not spoken to or seen in over 15 years. He was alone, no home, living at a place that took him in due to his circumstances with absolutely no family around. He had served our country in […]

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A Tribute to an American Hero and a Friend

Several months ago an article appeared in the Pensacola News Journal about a gentleman whose plane, a B-24 Liberator, was shot down over theNorth Seain World War II. The Plane had been assaulted by German anti-aircraft guns and fell from the sky at 22,000 feet. After reading about this incredible story I wanted to learn […]

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Congratulations to…

Donna McGee, PIC Coordinator for the Dothan branch, is March’s Employee of the Month. Donna frequently demonstrates excellent service to the patients and families of Covenant Hospice. She meets with families anytime/anywhere at their convenience to answer questions or provide support. She also continues to maintain extraordinary relationship in all of her PIC facilities. Her […]

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Celebrate National Social Worker Month!

Happy National Social Worker Month! In the spirit of celebrating all the wonderful things our social workers do here at Covenant Hospice, I asked a couple of our social workers to share some information about why they chose social work and what their most memorable moments have been. Thank you to Education Manager Kristen Hudson […]

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