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Hospice Seeking ‘Friends’

Hospice of Chesterfield County has started a “Friends of Hospice” initiative to help raise funds to meet the growing needs for hospice care in Chesterfield and Marlboro counties. As a community-based, non-profit organization, Hospice of Chesterfield County maximizes its resources to provide the highest quality and compassionate care to our area’s terminally ill residents. In the past 10 years, Hospice of Chesterfield County’s patient care days have increased 240% from 5,428 to 18,458. This increase in the utilization of our services has also resulted in an increase in the amount of indigent care we provide. Just as we have done for the past 17 years, Hospice of Chesterfield County remains steadfast in its mission to provide loving care to all...

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New Board Member Welcomed

Hospice of Chesterfield County is pleased to welcome Jane Johnson to its board of directors.   Johnson was elected to her first three-year term as a board member at the agency’s annual meeting on June 23. Johnson resides in Jefferson with her husband, Dwight.  The Johnsons have one daughter, Megan J. Harris.  A graduate of Winthrop University,  Johnson earned a Master’s Degree from the University of South Carolina.     She is employed as a special education teacher at Jefferson Elementary.  She is a member of Jefferson United Methodist Church where she serves on the Church Council and as an adult class Sunday School teacher.  She is a member of the Jefferson Board of Zoning Appeals. Officers for the organization were also elected...

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We Honor Veterans

It may surprise many people to learn that 25% of those who die every year in the U.S. are Veterans. To help provide care and support that reflect the important contributions made by these men and women, Hospice of Chesterfield County has become a national partner of We Honor Veterans, a pioneering campaign developed by National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization in collaboration with the Department of Veterans Affairs. As a We Honor Veterans Partner, Hospice of Chesterfield County will implement ongoing Veteran-centered education for their staff and volunteers to help improve the care they provide to the Veterans they proudly serve.  The nation is seeing many of the Veterans who served in World War II and Korean pass away—and...

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Day of Prayer for Local Hospice and Care Services

Hospice of Chesterfield County held its annual Day of Prayer for Local Hospice and Care Services on November 21 at the Hospice office in Chesterfield. Staff, volunteers and friends gathered to pray for Hospice patients and families, staff and volunteers and services with November recognized as Hospice Awareness Month. Many prayed also for our country, the military, elected officials, churches, schools, and for specific prayer requests....

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