Hospice & Palliative CareCenter is celebrating 35 years of providing compassionate care. In May of 1977, the initial founders – also known as the “Back Porch Gang” – began exploring the possibility of organizing a hospice. Their momentum was unstoppable and in August of 1979 North Carolina’s first hospice patient was served. Formerly known as Hospice of Winston-Salem/Forsyth County, the organization has remained a leader in end of life care.
Almost 3,000 patients are served by Hospice & Palliative CareCenter each year throughout a 13 county service area. Care is provided wherever a patient calls home, and when needed in the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home in Winston-Salem or the Glenn A. Kiser Hospice House in Salisbury. In addition grief counseling services are provided to anyone needing assistance, and over 1,700 individuals utilized these services last year.
The organization was recently recognized as a national leader in quality in a comparison with 1,700 hospice providers. More specifically, when caregivers are asked a series of questions, also known as an experience of care survey, Hospice & Palliative CareCenter was ranked as one of the top 30 hospice providers in the country. They were awarded Elite Status, proving that our local hospice is indeed a leader.
As the landscape of healthcare will continue to change in the coming years, Hospice & Palliative CareCenter remains committed to its mission of helping ease the experience of life’s final transition for the members of the community. Additional information is available online at www.HospiceCareCenter.org.
Front Row (left to right):
Ellen Coble, Vice President of Development and Executive Director of the Hospice Foundation – Hospice & Palliative CareCenter
Ron Stephens, Director of Marketing – Twin City Quarter
Linda Darden, President & CEO – Hospice & Palliative CareCenter
Christine Brown, Regional Vice President for Business Development – Hospice & Palliative CareCenter
Second Row (left to right):
Gayle Anderson, President & CEO – Winston-Salem Chamber of Commerce
Terry Barber, Director of Catering – Twin City Quarter
Jill Atherton, Vice President, Economic & Community Development – Winston-Salem Chamber of Commerce
Dan Joyner, Owner – Signs By Tomorrow