"Choose-day" Advance Care Planning Seminars on June 28Posted on Jun 12th, 2016 | Perma Link
The Thomas O'Briant III Marketing Outreach Center OpensPosted on Jun 6th, 2016 | Perma Link
Julia Griffin’s passion for giving back to Hospice of Randolph County began with her personal experience with our care in 1997. Her second child, Tommy, was born in December of 1997 with a very rare congenital heart defect, known as pulmonary atresia, with a ventricular septal defect that would need open heart surgery before he reached six months of age. After spending the first ten days of his life at DUKE Children’s Hospital, the doctors arranged for Hospice of Randolph County’s Kids Path program to help provide care for him at home until surgery could be completed. In the weeks that followed, the Kids Path nurses provided medical care for Tommy while also emotionally supporting Julia and her family through hugs, prayers and encouragement. “Just knowing how much they cared helped me stay strong each day and better prepared to face whatever the outcome was going to be at that time,” Julia shared. Tommy lost his life shortly after his open heart surgery in February of 1998. Although he only lived a little over two months, he changed their lives forever.
In an effort to keep his memory alive and to give back to the organization that helped her family during this difficult time, Julia donates annually to Hospice of Randolph County’s Caterpillar’s Quest grief camp for children. These donations have made it possible for hundreds of grieving children to receive support. In addition to this ongoing support, Julia made a generous gift to Hospice of Randolph County for the establishment of a new Marketing Outreach Center, in loving memory of her son, Tommy. “We are honored to receive Julia’s support which allowed our vision to become a reality,” shares David Caughron, Director of Marketing and Development for Hospice of Randolph County. The Thomas O’Briant III Marketing Outreach Center opened on May 17 and was celebrated with a private dedication ceremony. The Center will be home to the HRC employees that educate local hospitals, facilities and physicians about the services available throughout our county. “We are excited that the Center will not only give us a new uplifting space for those we serve to share their ‘Hope Testimonials’ but also a creative work area for developing new outreach opportunities for those who may be interested in planned giving programs in support of our organization. Remembering Tommy will give us inspiration each day as we reach out and support the surrounding community,” states Caughron.
Pictured Left to Right: Neal Griffin III, Christian O’Briant, Elizabeth O’Briant, Julia Y. Griffin, Rhonda B. Moffitt - CEO, Hospice of Randolph County, and David Caughron - Director of Marketing & Development, Hospice of Randolph County.
Latest Edition of the Hospice Heart NewsletterPosted on May 26th, 2016 | Perma Link
The latest edition of the Hospice Heart newsletter is available now! Reading the Hospice Heart is a great way to learn about our successes, community involvement, free grief support services, and upcoming fundraising opportunities. Click here to view it.
Hospice of Randolph County Receives 2016 Hospice Honors AwardPosted on May 10th, 2016 | Perma Link
Springfield, Missouri – April 28, 2016 - HEALTHCAREfirst, the leading provider of Web-based home health and hospice software, outsourced billing and coding services, and Deyta Analytics, recently announced the recipients of the fourth annual Hospice Honors, a prestigious program that recognizes hospices providing the highest level of quality as measured from the caregiver’s point of view. The official list of recipients was unveiled last week at the Welcome Reception of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization’s Management and Leadership Conference in National Harbor, Maryland. Hospice of Randolph County was named as a recipient of the 2016 Honors program.
“Hospice Honors is a landmark compilation of hospices that provide the best patient and caregiver experiences,” said Bobby Robertson, President and CEO of HEALTHCAREfirst. “I am extremely proud of Hospice of Randolph County for achieving this highest of honors and I congratulate them on their success.”
Award criteria were based on Hospice CAHPS survey results for an evaluation period of April through September 2015. In order to receive the award, hospices must have partnered with Deyta Analytics, a division of HEALTHCAREfirst, as their survey partner and must have had at least one complete survey returned in each quarter of the evaluation period. Award recipients were identified by evaluating hospices’ performance on a set of 24 quality indicator measures. Individual hospice performance scores were aggregated from all surveys with a final survey status of complete for the evaluation period and were compared on a question-by-question basis to a national performance score calculated from all partnering hospices contained in Deyta Analytics’ Hospice CAHPS database.
HEALTHCAREfirst provides cloud based technologies and services to improve business and clinical operations for over four thousand home health and hospice providers across the United States. Based in Springfield, MO and one of the fastest growing providers of its kind, the company provides agency and clinical management software, outsourced revenue cycle management services (billing, coding and chart audits), and cloud based “Deyta” analytics and program management solutions, in any combination. HEALTHCAREfirst’s breadth of solutions offers agencies a single source to improve patient care, create operational efficiencies, increase profitability and simplify CMS compliance. With HEALTHCAREfirst, agencies can focus on patients instead of paperwork.
William Willard Concert on June 11th to Benefit Hospice of Randolph CountyPosted on May 4th, 2016 | Perma Link
William Willard to Host Gospel Concert Benefiting Hospice of Randolph County
ASHEBORO – Kick off the summer season and support a great cause in our community by joining us for a special gospel concert featuring William Willard. The concert will be held on Saturday, June 11, at the historic Sunset Theatre (234 Sunset Avenue in Asheboro) at 7:00 p.m. and will benefit Hospice of Randolph County. Concert tickets are $10 each and can be purchased in advance at Hospice of Randolph County (416 Vision Drive in Asheboro), the Randolph Hospice House (446 Vision Drive in Asheboro), or at the door before the concert.
Hospice of Randolph County is truly honored to receive the proceeds from this gospel concert. When asked his reason for supporting this organization, William Willard shared, “When it feels like there is no hope, hospice is always there to reassure you that there is always hope. Hospice of Randolph County did this for my family and I encourage you to let them share hope with your family also. You won’t regret it.”
Over the last 33 years, Hospice of Randolph County has supported over 18,000 individuals through their hospice, home health and grief support services. The goal of Hospice of Randolph County is to reach as many individuals as possible that are facing end-of-life struggles and provide hospice services regardless of the person’s ability to pay. For more information about hospice services available in our community or for general concert information, please contact Lisa Huffman, Special Events Coordinator at Hospice of Randolph County at 336.672.9300.
Hospice of Randolph County Recognizes Employees and VolunteersPosted on May 2nd, 2016 | Perma Link
Recently, Hospice of Randolph County had the opportunity at two different events to recognize outstanding employees and volunteers for special achievements in 2015. At the annual Employee Appreciation Banquet held at the Exchange, Tammy White- Finance Assistant, Alan Caesar- Randolph Hospice House Dietary and Shelley Kirby- BSW, each received a HRC Service Award for making a difference with exceptional customer service. Carmen Pippin, RN, received the Integrity & Accountability Award. Tena Ritter, RN, received the Learning & Teaching Award and Kathy Isom, LPN, received the “Employee’s Choice” Heart of Hospice Award.
At the annual Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast catered by Snyder Farms Restaurant on April 16, Lisa Huffman, Volunteer Coordinator, presented awards to Juanita Williamson for 290 volunteer hours in homecare and to Stella Golebak for 414 volunteer hours at the Randolph Hospice House. Huffman also presented a milestone award to Dorothy Wilson for 10 years of volunteer service to Hospice of Randolph County.
(Pictured left to right: Juanita Williamson, Stella Golebak, Lisa Huffman & Dorothy Wilson. )
Caterpillar's Quest Grief Camp Scheduled for May 21, 2016Posted on Apr 19th, 2016 | Perma Link
Hospice of Randolph County’s Kids Path® program which offers support services for children and teens, announced today that the 13th Annual Caterpillar’s Quest Children’s Bereavement Camp will be held on Saturday, May 21, 2016 at Caraway Conference Center & Camp in Asheboro. The day will begin at 9:00am and will end at 3:00pm.
Caterpillar’s Quest is a camp experience designed to assist children and teens (from kindergarten through 8th grade) in coping with the death of a loved one. The camp itinerary will include a variety of recreational activities such as a zip-line, canoeing, ropes courses, wall-climbing and more. In addition to these activities, campers will be given the opportunity to share their feelings through art, drama, and group discussions. The camp will culminate with a memorial service at the end of the day.
This camp is offered to the public with a $10 registration charge per child. Pre-registration is required. Camp applications and registration fees are due by May 5, 2016.
Click here to download the application for the 2016 Caterpillar's Quest Grief Camp. Click here to pay the $10 registration fee. For more information, please call (336) 672-9300 or email Kim Alman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dining Out for Hospice Dollars - April 20th & 21st, 2016Posted on Apr 14th, 2016 | Perma Link
Show your support of Hospice of Randolph County by participating in the 16th Annual Dining Out for Hospice Dollars on Wednesday, April 20th and Thursday, April 21st!
Hospice of Randolph County to Host Advance Care Planning Clinic with Elon University School of Law on Saturday, April 30thPosted on Apr 13th, 2016 | Perma Link
According to national research studies, 71% of Americans have thought about their end-of-life treatment preferences but only 29% of Americans have documented their preferences by completing a Living Will. To assist with this important need, a group of students from Elon University School of Law will be providing FREE services for an Advance Directives Clinic on Saturday morning, April 30th. The Advance Directives Clinic will take place in the Education Center at Hospice of Randolph County (416 Vision Drive, Asheboro, NC) with hourly sessions at 9am, 10am and 11am. During the hourly sessions, attendees will receive free assistance with the completion of Living Will and Health Care Power of Attorney NC Statuary Forms. No legal service, legal advice or customizable forms will be offered.
To help with the process, it is suggested that you bring your license or photo ID, address and phone numbers for individuals desired to be your assigned agents, contact information for son/daughter or spouse and primary Physician’s name, address and phone number if you have one.
These services are free but since availability is limited, pre-registration is required by contacting Hospice of Randolph County at (336)672-9300.
Griefshare: A Journey from Mourning to Joy - A 13-Week Faith-Based Bereavement Program Beginning Thursday, April 21stPosted on Apr 7th, 2016 | Perma Link
GriefShare: A Journey from Mourning to Joy is a helpful, encouraging 13-week faith-based seminar for people facing life after a loved one’s death. The seminar will begin at 6:00pm on Thursday, April 21, 2016 with weekly meetings each Thursday evening for 13 weeks. Sessions will be held in the Educational Building at the Hospice of Randolph County campus located at 416 Vision Drive in Asheboro from 6:00pm until 7:30pm.
Griefshare features practical suggestions and reassurance through video interviews with counselors, grief experts and other people who have experienced loss and the grief that is associated with it. Sessions will include a workbook, video presentation and a time for individual sharing and reflection. Insights and suggestions will be offered to help those who are struggling with a personal loss.
The registration fee is $15 per person (the cost of one Griefshare workbook) and registration is required by April 15, 2016. For more information or to pre-register please call Hospice of Randolph County at 672-9300, or email Tim Pheagin at email@example.com.