November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month, a time when communities throughout the nation come together to recognize and highlight the value of hospice care for patients and family members.
The Grand Junction City Council will declare November as National Hospice and Palliative Care Month on Nov. 6.
The council will recognize HopeWest (Hospice & Palliative Care of Western Colorado) for its continued devotion to providing outstanding care and comfort to people of all ages who face serious illness and grief.
For more than 20 years HopeWest has offered extraordinary hospice services to the people of Western Colorado and its reputation is built on a number of significant factors, including:
• The only local non-profit hospice with comprehensive grief programs for adults and children.
• Serving more patients and families than ever before — more than 2,500 families in the last year.
• The most experienced hospice organization on the Western Slope.
• Recognized for Outstanding Achievement from Colorado Center for Hospice and Palliative Care.
• More than 88% of eligible nurses and CNAs certified in palliative care.
• Led by nationally recognized hospice experts.
• Nine physicians specializing in palliative care.
• Over 1,400 volunteers coming together for our community.
• A Best Company to Work For in Colorado for the third year in a row.
"Our program is truly unique," said Christy Whitney, founder and CEO of HopeWest. "The philosophy of comprehensive care of the entire family is made possible by our outstanding staff and our extraordinary partnerships. We rely on our generous community to help make our work possible. Every day at HopeWest we are fortunate to see the magic of our community coming together to support those in need — it's the people donating their time, wisdom, resources and spirit that makes us who we are. We are proud to be a part of such a caring community."blog comments powered by Disqus