There are few settings where social workers can work where there is the opportunity to thrive professionally and to make use of our powerful set of skills! The hospice Conditions of Participation provide a road map for social workers to be vital members of the team – a rarity in what is considered a healthcare setting. The interdisciplinary nature of hospice celebrates the voice of the social worker, both at the bedside and during IDT meetings and at all times! Our charge in hospice is to consider all potential areas of suffering and to work with patients and families toward self […]
On behalf of the patients, families, staff and volunteers of Scotland Regional Hospice, I would like to graciously thank The Carolina’s Center, NHPCO and all the members who may have contributed in assisting our agency in our recovery after Hurricane Florence through the TCC Disaster Relief Fund.
As Hurricane Florence headed for North Carolina, it became more and more apparent that we were going to be in the line for heavy rains and wind. We learned the hard way from Hurricane Matthew in 2016 and had planned well in advance this time to ensure our patients had […]
Rev. Dr. Mike Johnston is Director of Spiritual & Supportive Care at AnMed Health in Anderson, SC. Prior to joining AnMed Health, Mike served in a similar role at Gaston Memorial Hospital in Gastonia, NC as well as two other hospitals in the Richmond, Va. area. Mike has served as Stated Supply Pastor at two small Presbyterian Church’s in NC and one small Presbyterian Church in Anderson. Mike and his wife Valerie have four children, one granddaughter and one grandson.
That is a pretty surprising title of a blog about Advanced Care Planning, especially by a hospital chaplain […]
In 2016 it was Hurricane Matthew. In 2017, as we drove to Asheville to attend The Carolina’s Center 41stAnnual Hospice and Palliative Care Conference most of Florida and Georgia were being pummeled by Hurricane Irma’s tropical force winds and torrential rain. In 2018 as we drove to Charlotte to attend The Carolina Centers 42ndAnnual Hospice and Palliative Care Conference the safety of our hospice patients, their families and our associates was top priority. We were closely and continuously monitoring a category 4 Hurricane, Florence, and many had begun implementing storm preparedness preparations that week-end. As Hurricane Florence […]