At the Cedaredge Board of Trustees regular session, Mayor Gene Welch declared November 2018 Hospice and Palliative Care Month in Cedaredge. "This is an opportunity to show appreciation for HopeWest," said Welch.
HopeWest, a local nonprofit hospice, palliative care and grief program, honors Kerri Mosinski, senior vice president, for 25 years of employment.
"Kerri helped create this organization from day one," said Christy Whitney Borchard, president & CEO at HopeWest.
HopeWest celebrated its 25-year anniversary during the Delta gala themed "Celebrating the Past, Illuminating the Future" on Saturday, Aug. 18. The event was held at the Bill Heddles Recreation Center.
Nancy Hovde, HopeWest development officer, reports that the organization's first annual family fun day hosted 350 people and earned $8,000 for the nonprofit group. The event featured yard games for all ages, a barbecue meal, and live music.
HopeWest welcomes Georgia Rock, senior vice president and executive director of Hospice, who will be joining our senior leadership team in May. Rock has more than 30 years of operational experience in both home health and hospice and will serve as the leader for our organization on topics related to the hospice program.
"I remember so vividly my father collapsing at his retirement party in front of our family and his coworkers," said Nancy Hovde, HopeWest development officer. "We called an ambulance to pick him up, not knowing he was even ill."
HopeWest has been ranked number 26 of the Best Places to Work in Health Care nationwide and number 5 in the Family Friendliest category among the 150 healthcare providers and insurers recognized by Modern Healthcare. This is the third year HopeWest has participated in this recognition program and the third year to be named as an outstanding employer in the health care industry on a national level.
The largest fundraising event for HopeWest in Delta is sold out with more than 300 people expected to attend the annual gala on Saturday, Aug. 19, at the Bill Heddles Recreation Center.
HopeWest has been named a recipient of the 2017 Hospice Honors award for the second consecutive year and the only hospice in Colorado to receive "elite" status. This national award recognizes hospices that continuously provide the best patient and caregiver experience as measured from the caregiver's point of view.
It's hard to miss: a multi-paneled blackboard at the entrance to Paonia with the words "Before I die..." written across it. The board invites passers-by to write their thoughts in chalk.
During a time when most people are reflecting on their previous year and considering what they want to do differently for the year to come, HopeWest is offering an opportunity for people to find meaning and joy in the new year by becoming a HopeWest volunteer.
People in the Town of Orchard City receive much benefit from the services provided by HopeWest, trustees were told at their Dec. 14 regular meeting.
Nancy Hovde of Cedaredge and representing HopeWest paid a courtesy call on the town board to deliver a thanks for helping promote and supporting Hospice and Palliative Care Month during November.
HopeWest has been recognized as one of Modern Healthcare's Top 100 Best Places to Work in Health Care nationwide, ranked number 54, among hundreds of organizations that participated across the country.
Modern Healthcare, a national trade publication, honors workplaces throughout the health care industry that empower employees to provide patients and customers with the best possible care, products and services.
Nancy Hovde wasn't able to make this year's Pink Night volleyball fundraiser for HopeWest at Paonia High School, but she promises she won't miss it next year. Hovde is the new development director for HopeWest.
HopeWest received perfect results for the second consecutive time on an unannounced, onsite survey of hospice organizations conducted every three years by the Health Facilities Division of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE).
"We are thrilled to have received notice that no deficiencies were cited for our survey," said Terri Walter, chief administrative officer and senior vice president.
HopeWest has been named a recipient of the 2016 Hospice Honors award, an elite national award that recognizes hospices that provide the highest level of quality as measured from the caregiver's point of view.
Presented annually by Deyta Analytics, a division of HEALTHCAREfirst, the Hospice Honors award winners are announced at the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization's Management and Leadership Conference held each spring in Washington, D.C.
The fifth annual John D. Brewer Memorial Golf Tournament will take place Saturday, May 14, at the Cedaredge Golf Course. Proceeds benefit HopeWest.
For Mary Bachran, it's her spot of joy. For Darla Volgamore, it's a place of warmth where she feels she's part of something amazing -- and both women agree that the rewards are plentiful as HopeWest volunteers.
One day each fall, the Paonia High School Eagles volleyball team goes all out for breast cancer awareness. The Colorado High School Activities Association encourages volleyball teams to "Think Pink" in honor of October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month during a home match.
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