News

  • Community Hospital receives half-million-dollar Hospice Foundation grant

Published on December 16, 2011

Community Hospital receives half-million-dollar Hospice Foundation grant

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Brenda Moore (831) 625-4544

Communication and Marketing: (831) 625-4505

 

MONTEREY, Calif. — Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula has received a $534,450 grant from Hospice Foundation, supporting hospice, palliative care, and other end-of-life services.

Through its Hospice of the Central Coast, Community Hospital provides a broad range of services to meet the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of patients and families who are facing issues of end-of-life care. Services include home nursing care, respite for caregivers, transportation to medical appointments, and loss and grief support.

“We are grateful to Hospice Foundation for its ongoing support,” says Stella Bennett, RN, director of Hospice of the Central Coast. “This grant helps enable our dedicated team of nurses, doctors, social workers, volunteers, and others to provide critical end-of-life support to community members.”

For information about Hospice of the Central Coast services, please call 649-7750 or go online at www.chomp.org.

                                                ###

 

ABOUT COMMUNITY HOSPITAL

Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula, established in 1934, has grown and evolved in direct response to the changing healthcare needs of the people it serves. It is a nonprofit healthcare provider with 205 staffed acute-care hospital beds and 28 skilled-nursing beds, delivering a continuum of care from birth to end of life, and every stage in between. It serves the Monterey Peninsula and surrounding communities through locations including the main hospital, outpatient facilities, satellite laboratories, a mental health clinic, a short-term skilled nursing facility, Hospice of the Central Coast, and business offices. Find more information about Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula at http://www.chomp.org/