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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | October 20, 2013
Hundreds of patient records at a Pasadena-based hospice-care nonprofit were potentially compromised in a security breach, the center said. An employee at Hospice of the Chesapeake, which serves about 370 terminally ill patients daily in Anne Arundel and Prince George's counties, is believed to have emailed spreadsheets containing patient medical data to a personal email account to complete work from home, said Sandie Anderson, a Hospice for the...
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By Meredith Cohn, The Baltimore Sun | August 13, 2014
Gilchrist Hospice Care, the largest provider of hospice services in the state, said Wednesday it has partnered with Joseph Richey Hospice, which operates the only free-standing residential facility in Baltimore City. Details of the arrangement were not disclosed by the two non-profits, but officials said Joseph Richey will now fall under the Gilchrist umbrella. Joseph Richey provides care to terminally ill patients in underserved communities, and Gilchrist's leadership expected the partnership to enhance care.
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December 27, 2009
The UPS Foundation, the charitable arm of UPS, recently awarded the Hospice of the Chesapeake a $25,000 grant to support the organization's youth programs and services to include their bereavement camps for children and teens, Camp Nabi and Phoenix Rising. The foundation is committed to funding programs that make a meaningful difference in supporting children and teens experiencing grief and loss.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | June 19, 2014
Ruth E. Eger, the former executive director of the Joseph Richey Hospice who lectured widely on death and dying, died June 9 of pneumonia at Saint Agnes Hospital. She had just celebrated her 80th birthday. "Ruth was the most spirited and positive-thinking person. No problem was so big that we couldn't grow and learn from it, and she found that in everybody," said Catherine M. Frome, who was named clinical director of the Joseph Richey Hospice in April. "She turned Joseph Richey Hospice around and made its finances viable in order to care for the underserved in Baltimore," said Ms. Frome.
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By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,Sun Staff Writer | June 7, 1995
Carroll Hospice is joining Carroll County Health Care Services Inc., the parent organization of Carroll County General Hospital.The partnership, in the planning stages for several months, won the approval of the hospital's parent corporation in April and overcame the final hurdle last night, when board members unanimously approved it."This is not a merger or consolidation," Charles O. Fisher, attorney and board member, said last night. "It is an affiliation agreement that makes Carroll Hospice a subsidiary of Carroll County Health Care Services Inc."
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March 31, 1991
Services for Lucretia Feldbush, a volunteer at the Stella Maris Hospice and a part-time gift shop employee, will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow at St. James Episcopal Church, 3100 Monkton Road, Monkton.Mrs. Feldbush, who was 56 and lived in Phoenix until 1987, died Thursday at her home on Glenmoore Avenue in Cockeysville after a short illness.Known as Keesh, Mrs. Feldbush, worked part time at the Gift Wrap shop in Jacksonville in addition to doing her volunteer work the hospice.The former Lucretia Tucker was a native of Morristown, N.J., and a graduate of Endicott Junior College in Beverly, Mass.
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By Kevin Harrison | November 5, 1995
The volunteer: About a year after moving to the area, Ann Laurenson asked a friend what she could do to get more involved in the community.Her friend, a nurse at Anne Arundel Medical Center, replied: "Have you tried Hospice?"Since then, Ms. Laurenson "has done an excellent job" as a volunteer, said Sandra Porterfield, the volunteer coordinator for AAMC Hospice Care."She is a very adaptable volunteer and can deal with young and old alike," Ms. Porterfield said.Ms. Laurenson and her husband, Robert, moved to Crofton from Missouri in 1992.
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By Deidre Nerreau McCabe and Deidre Nerreau McCabe,Sun Staff Writer | June 7, 1994
When an AIDS patient contacted the Hospice of the Chesapeake for help in finding services last March, Erwin E. Abrams, hospice president, found he didn't have a readily available referral list."
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By Nancy Noyes and Nancy Noyes,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | September 24, 1995
The annual Hospice Cup regatta, put on by Shearwater Sailing Club as a fund-raising event to benefit seven area hospice organizations in the Annapolis/Baltimore/Washington area, was a hit in accomplishing both of its goals last Saturday.A good day of racing was combined with a record-breaking success in fund-raising, exceeding the event's projected goal of $300,000.One feature of the Hospice Cup is a nonspinnaker Hospice Class for sailors and boats, which do not normally race. This class has been growing in popularity, and this year had 17 starters, with the top slot and the Martin F. McCarthy Memorial Trophy going to Cathy Kreitzer and crew aboard Friend.
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By Consella A. Lee and Consella A. Lee,Sun Staff Writer | January 30, 1995
A vacant health center in Linthicum will be converted into the county's first inpatient-residence hospice by fall.The hospice will be at 817 Camp Meade Road, site of the former Friendship Area Health Center, which closed in August.The Friendship Area Health Association gave the building and 2.1 acres to the Hospice of the Chesapeake, a nonprofit agency based in Millersville, to avoid having a vacant building in the community, said Elaine Ward, a member of the association's executive committee.
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RECORD STAFF REPORT | June 4, 2014
The 15th annual Senator Bob Hooper House Hospice Regatta will be held on Saturday, June 7, at the Concord Point Lighthouse in Havre de Grace. All proceeds will benefit the Senator Bob Hooper House, an assisted living community near Bel Air specializing in hospice care and a member of University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health. The regatta raised more than $110,000 last year for hospice services in Harford County. Such services are essential for terminally ill patients and their families, offering support and compassion in dealing with issues associated with end of life care.
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Susan Reimer | May 3, 2014
Richard Harryman was wearing a crisp blue shirt for the occasion, and his hospital bed was in the living room. There were punch and cookies on a table in the hall, and family and friends were waiting when a car arrived carrying four midshipmen. Harryman, 85, served in both the Marine Corps and the Air Force. The midshipmen were there to deliver a final salute to a dying veteran. In a program unique among the service academies, young people from the Naval Academy, on the threshold of their military careers, are visiting veterans at the end of their lives to acknowledge their service as only another member of the military can. "Detail, cover," senior Kimberly Bernardy barked gently, and in unison the mids pulled their hats from beneath their arms and slowly put them in place.
NEWS
April 5, 2014
This year, Hospice of the Chesapeake is celebrating 35 years of bringing care, compassion and dignity to thousands of patients and families who are facing one of life's most challenging experiences, the journey at life's end. This milestone would not be possible without the heroic work of our hospice volunteers who give selflessly each and every day in our community. National Volunteer Week is April 6-12, and during this important time of recognition, it's fitting that we honor our nation's entire cadre of hospice volunteers for the heroic work they do to ensure patients receive the care they so richly deserve.
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By Leonard Pitts Jr | March 23, 2014
And what shall we say now that the monster has died? His estranged sons Mark and Nate told the world just a few days ago that their 84-year old father, Fred Phelps, was in the care of a hospice and "on the edge of death. " Thursday morning, he went over the edge. The senior Phelps, of course, was the founder of Westboro Baptist "Church" in Topeka, Kan. He was the "God hates" guy. As in "God Hates China" (its divorce rates are too high), "God Hates Islam" (for being a false religion)
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December 23, 2013
Thanks for Jonathan Pitts ' article regarding hospice care ("Urging African-Americans to look at hospice for end of life," Dec. 19). I work on the palliative care service at University of Maryland Medical Center and often encounter resistance to hospice from my African-American patients or families. Community efforts like the one described sound are a wonderful way to help educate people about hospice's many benefits. One suggestion for the future: It may further contribute to confusion about this kind of care to use phrases like "placed in hospice, a health care setting.
HEALTH
By Jonathan Pitts, The Baltimore Sun | December 18, 2013
Shirley Kane didn't think she could take it any more. Her 87-year-old mother, diagnosed with terminal cancer, was bedridden at home. Kane was the only person feeding her, sorting out her medications, keeping her clean. The job was so overwhelming that she abandoned her own activities, forsook her own health needs and sank into depression. "They say the caregiver goes first," Kane says. "I almost felt like I didn't want to live anymore. " Then the 64-year-old did something studies show is exceptional among her fellow African-Americans.
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By SLOANE BROWN | December 9, 2007
THE FANCY FORMAL AFFAIR WAS ALIVE and well at the Marriott Waterfront Hotel last weekend. In fact, the bi-annual fundraiser for the Hospice of Baltimore and Gilchrest Center for Hospice Care was so eagerly anticipated, the party had to be moved into a larger ballroom to accommodate more than 800 guests. Not only were all the gentlemen in their tuxedo best, but most of the women wore floor-length dresses. "I'd say [that's] because of Mr. and Mrs. Modell," said retired stock trader Roula Passon, referring to honorary chairs Art and Pat Modell.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | October 20, 2013
Hundreds of patient records at a Pasadena-based hospice-care nonprofit were potentially compromised in a security breach, the center said. An employee at Hospice of the Chesapeake, which serves about 370 terminally ill patients daily in Anne Arundel and Prince George's counties, is believed to have emailed spreadsheets containing patient medical data to a personal email account to complete work from home, said Sandie Anderson, a Hospice for the...
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By Andrea K. Walker, The Baltimore Sun | July 27, 2013
Jenny Mohler lay on an examining bed holding her pregnant belly at Sinai Hospital in Northwest Baltimore. Sonogram pictures hung from a machine in the right corner of the room. She was nervous, unable to block a feeling of uneasiness as she waited for a specialist to come in and decipher the images. Just two days earlier, the Catonsville resident had received a call while sitting at her desk at a Catholic Charities health clinic in Baltimore, where she worked as a school counselor.
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