Tag Archives: Covenant Hospice

A Watchful Eye

Submitted by Shona Hall, Community Educator, Brewton Branch Earlier this year in the Spring, I had the privilege of attending a fundraising event hosted by the Panama City Covenant Hospice Team. Even though this was not the first time that I had attended this fundraiser known as the Mask Gala, it was the first time […]

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The Gift of Veteran Volunteers

Early last summer, two gentlemen had a special conversation about an important last wish. “All I want to do is go to the Naval Aviation Museum. Then I’ll never have to leave my home again,” Randy Barbour told Jim Kirby. Randy is an Army Veteran and Covenant Hospice patient and Jim is a Navy Veteran […]

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Start Care Now: Who Can Make a Referral to Hospice?

Life is good and most of us want a bit more of it.  The wish for a longer life is coming true for many as the aging population is living longer because they are living better with an increased emphasis on wellness. With disease there is always hope. Hope that the cancer can be cured, hope that the […]

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Camp Monarch

Submitted by Julie Hurlbert, LCSW Family Support Specialist Having the opportunity to be a part of Camp Monarch at Covenant Hospice has been a great pleasure.  I have met so many wonderful children who are an inspiration.  I wasn’t quite sure what to expect when I was preparing for camp.  I have been involved in […]

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Over 1.5 million people benefit from hospice care

Did you know? According to the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, in 2010, 1,029,000 United States residents died in hospice care in our country, 292,759 remained in hospice care into 2011, and 259,000 were discharged after receiving symptom control and comfort care from expert hospice and palliative care providers in 2010. While I received my […]

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11th Hour Angels

The word covenant means “promise.”  For those of us who live and breathe the mission every day, the staff and volunteers of Covenant Hospice, it’s something we never forget.  Every time we say “Covenant Hospice,” we’re remembering that we’ve made a solemn promise to our patients and families and to our community.  We’ve promised to […]

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Covenant Hospice Diversity Engagement Committee: On The Move to Extend Hospice Care

At Covenant Hospice, our vision is for excellence in compassionate care for all people, to broaden and fulfill life’s journey. Over the last few months, a Diversity Engagement Committee (DEC) has been formed at Covenant Hospice to explore opportunities that increase service provision to diverse groups of individuals who need hospice care. This could very […]

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Why does Covenant Hospice Hold Fundraisers?

Submitted by Covenant Hospice Philanthropy Department Covenant holds fundraisers because the idea of a partnership between healthcare providers and voluntary efforts is built into the structure of the Hospice Medicare Benefit, which serves as the model for most hospice funding in this country. Many of the first hospices were entirely staffed by volunteers, with the philosophy […]

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The Role of the Hospice Physician

Neville Sarkari MD, FACP Corporate Medical Director, Covenant Hospice Patients and their families often have many questions when they are considering admission to a Hospice program. One question that often comes up is “Do I have to give up my physician?”  The answer is a definite NO! Covenant Hospice has many wonderful physicians who are […]

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The House That Built Me

Whenever I hear Miranda Lambert sing, “The House That Built Me” I can’t help but think about the house that built ME. It is a small-ish 3 bedroom home in southern Indiana that my grandparents have lived in since they were married. Growing up we were always there with my cousins celebrating holidays and birthdays. There […]

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