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Summer 2018

Medical Director Change

HospiceCare of the Piedmont would like to congratulate Dr. Nancy Hart Wicker for her acceptance into the Palmetto Health Hospice & Palliative Care Fellowship.  She and her family have temporarily moved to Columbia.  It is a wonderful opportunity for Dr. Wicker.  We wish her much success and look forward to her return in twelve months.
Beginning July 1st, Dr. John Hendrix will be serving as our Interim Medical Director.  Dr. Hendrix joins our team of Hospice Physicians including Dr. Bob Todd, Dr. Bridgett Seagrove, Dr. Ashley Harte, Dr. Rob Tiller, Dr. John Eichelberger, and Dr. Josh Holmes.  We appreciate his willingness to step in.

HCP Named Recipient of Grant for Advance Care Planning

The Carolinas Center for Hospice and End of Life Care, along with the South Carolina Coalition for the Care of the Seriously III (CSI), announced the five community recipients of funds provided through the BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina Foundation Grant for the SC Advance Care Planning (ACP) Initiative.  HospiceCare of the Piedmont was one of the five awarded.

The overall purpose of the grant is to improve the quality of and accessibility to advance care planning conversations through shared health care decision making for all South Carolinians, through awareness, education, collaboration and establishing a statewide repository/directory to allow access and retrieval of advance care planning documentation. 

of the Piedmont (HCP) is appreciative for this opportunity. We are excited and eager to begin our local initiative efforts.  HCP has partnered with Wesley Commons, Abbeville Area Medical Center, Family Health Care of Ninety Six and Little River Missionary Baptist Association. The plan includes not only working with our named partners but will expand to include other facilities and groups in the community.  HCP is passionate about this mission to positively impact health care in our communities.

Hospice House Needs List
HospiceCare of the Piedmont celebrated National Volunteer Week in April by honoring volunteers, donors and employees with an Appreciation Dinner at the Sundance Gallery in Greenwood. Awards were presented to several individuals as recognition for their unique contribution and dedication to the organization.
The Kenneth Jack Parham Award, named in honor of Dr. Parham for his years of service to the organization, was presented to Kelly Buckshorn, Director of Development. 

Pictured:  Kelly Buckshorn, Kenneth Jack Parham Award recipient; Dr. K. Jack Parham and Nancy Corley, CEO
The Heart of Hospice Volunteer of the Year Award is given for dedication and exceptional service to hospice patients and families and to HospiceCare of the Piedmont.  This year’s recipient is Dwight Dickey.  

Pictured:  Nancy Corley, CEO; Dwight Dickey, Heart of Hospice Volunteer Award recipient and Susan Harris, Director of Volunteers and Retail Stores
The Excellence in Teamwork Award is awarded to a staff member in recognition and appreciation for dedication and service to fellow staff & volunteers and to those served by HospiceCare of the Piedmont.  This year’s recipient was Regina Ross.  

Pictured:  Joy Girard, Director of Clinical Services; Regina Ross, Excellence in Teamwork Award recipient and Nancy Corley, CEO
The Heart of Hospice Community Award is awarded to a business or individual for outstanding community service through continuing support of HospiceCare of the Piedmont.  This year’s award was given to Wesley Commons.

Pictured:  Kim Moody, VP of Operations at Wesley Commons and Nancy Corley, CEO
The “Top Volunteer Hours” are awarded to the highest number of hours given out of more than 266 volunteers. 

Pictured:  Barbara Callinan; Diane Moore; Zelma Timms; Kathy Zacrewski; Nancy Mattscheck; Geraldine Stone; Sylvia Tollison; Gail Hoobler Not pictured: Sue Colaw and Peggy Ticehurst
HospiceCare of the Piedmont has several ongoing monthly support groups which are uniquely designed for those experiencing grief. Support groups enable grieving people a place to receive comfort, friendship, reassurance, social support, and understanding.

Journeys of Grief is a new support group created for those who are unable to attend our daytime groups.  Our support services are free of charge to the community. Please call to register, 864.227.9393. Thank you!
 3rd Thursdays of the Month 
 July - September 2018 
 5:30 - 6:30pm 
July 19th, August 16th, & September 20th

Hospice Store
Volunteer Community Center
217 North Creek Blvd. | Greenwood
When is the next Bereavement Support Group?

That is right...our Greenwood Hospice Store is celebrating 10 years in August!

We will celebrate with volunteers, staff, and customers on Wednesday, August 22nd from 10am - noon. Come join us! 

Know someone who needs HospiceCare?
HospiceCare of the Piedmont is pleased to welcome 9 new Volunteers to our Hospice family.  They completed a 3 day volunteer training class on April 10-13, 2018 and will volunteer in many areas.

Pictured front row:  Diana Kinkaid; Terry Hastings (sitting on chair arm); Susan Harris, HospiceCare Director of Volunteers; Kay Lewis (sitting on chair arm); Janet Broughton; Arlene Morgan (sitting on chair arm)

Pictured Back Row: Johnnie Waller; Wanda Wallin; Cecilia Mescall; Ella Brown; Kristin Green, LPN at Hospice House
Want to see the Hospice House?
HospiceCare of the Piedmont has been named a 2018 Hospice Honors Elite recipient by HEALTHCAREfirst, the leading provider of Web-based home health and hospice software, billing and coding services, CAHPS surveys, and advanced analytics. Hospice Honors is a prestigious program that recognizes hospices providing the highest level of quality as measured from the caregiver’s point of view.

Pictured:  J. Kevin Porter, HEALTHCAREfirst, President and Nancy Corley, HospiceCare of the Piedmont, CEO
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