Hospice of Baltimore and Hospice Services of Howard County recently united their organizations to broaden the Baltimore agency's service to the greater Baltimore area.
The Baltimore group is licensed by the state and certified by Medicare to serve residents of Baltimore City and Baltimore, Harford and Howard counties.
Hospice Services of Howard County has served county residents for 18 years and will continue to operate from its headquarters in Columbia, providing home-based hospice care. Hospice of Baltimore's Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care will provide inpatient hospice care.
"This move allows us to immediately serve the needs of Howard County residents through an agency that has established relationships with health-care providers, including physicians, in Howard County," Hospice of Baltimore President Carol Peltier said of the merger.
Joan Raznick, a spokeswoman for Hospice of Baltimore, said services at the Howard County office will remain the same -- providing nurses, home health care, chaplaincy services and social workers.
"The benefit of this," she said, "is that it assures that Hospice Services of Howard County will remain a viable organization with a strong local presence. We have already set up a foundation to involve local residents of Howard County in hospice care."
For more information about Hospice Services of Howard County, call (410) 730-5072.
Pub Date: 7/01/97