A Message From Our Director
Together with our community partners, CarolinaEast Medical Center and Cotten Funeral Home, and our national partner Hospice Foundation of America, we had planned our next Living with Grief Webinar, for Wednesday, September 26. An intruder named Florence has forced us to reschedule to give more time for recovery efforts that are still moving forward in our community. The program: “Transforming Loss: Finding Potential For Growth” will be held Wednesday, October 24th, from 9 to Noon at the CarolinaEast Health System Auditorium. When we experience grief, we experience “loss”. Just as our community and the aftermath of Florence, it is important to understand that there is “HOPE”! The program will provide training both for individuals and health care professionals to assist those who are grieving and realize there can be “growth” through loss. There is no cost to attend, but we do ask that you register so we can make adequate preparations. If you will click on the link below, this will take you to registration on the CarolinaEast Website. As always, if you have questions, please don’t hesitate to give me a call. Health Care Professionals can earn 2 CE credits by attending this event.
Craven County Hospice is Proud to have as our Medical Director, Dr. Robert Fisher. Dr. Fisher is a Board Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Physician, one of the few in our area. He is committed to working with your physician to ensure pain and symptoms are controlled. He has a proven track record of providing Palliative Care in our community through the fledgling Palliative Care Program at CarolinaEast Medial Center Radiology Oncology Department. Having his expertise as a part of our “Interdisciplinary” (many professionals working together) Team is an essential component which helps insure your Hospice Experience with Craven County Hospice is the best it can be.
At Craven County Hospice, we believe there is something to be said for the “local” approach with local control. We are one of two of the ONLY true “Hometown” Hospices in our area, one is a true “non-profit”…and we are “not-for profit”. There are others who claim the status of “non-profit”….yet they are regional providers and operate as a “For profit” agency. We are both organizationally and operationally “Not-for-Profit”. We have literally served generations of residents of Craven, Pamlico, Jones, Carteret and Lenoir counties. While we no longer offer “Home Health Care Services (rehabilitation care) we are here for you if your loved ones reaches a point where Hospice Care is the care of choice. Also, please remember: even if your loved one is receiving Home Health Care Services from another agency, YOU have the right to choose which Hospice Provider you would like. When it is time, please ask for us by name, Craven County Hospice. It is our pledge to offer you the very best end of life care possible. You have our history and you have my word on it. We cannot change the outcome, but we can help change the experience.
Dr. Cecily Saunders, credited with being the founder of the modern day Hospice Movement once said: “You Matter because you are you. You matter to the last moment of your life, and we will do all we can, not only to help you die peacefully, but also to live until you die…” These words summarize the mission of Craven County Hospice.