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Published on October 04, 2016

Hospice Giving Foundation awards $250,000 grant to Community Hospital’s Hospice of the Central Coast


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Hospice Giving FoundationMONTEREY, Calif. — Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula is proud to announce it has received a grant of $250,000 from Hospice Giving Foundation. Since its inception in 1997, Hospice Giving Foundation has awarded more than $24 million in grants to local programs dedicated to strengthening and improving hospice and palliative care, and other end-of-life care services for children and adults.

Since 1997, Community Hospital has received more than $15 million from Hospice Giving Foundation.

“Hospice Giving Foundation’s longtime support of our Hospice of the Central Coast and palliative care services has been invaluable to community members for nearly two decades,” says Steven Packer, MD, president/CEO of Community Hospital. “The foundation’s funds have helped us provide comprehensive and unique services for patients and their families who are facing terminal illness and subsequent end-of-life issues.”

In 2016, Hospice of the Central Coast staff and volunteers provided services to more than 300 people in Monterey and San Benito counties. A highly skilled team of doctors, nurses, social workers, and others addresses the patient’s and family’s physical, emotional, spiritual, and financial needs. The focus is on comfort care rather than curative treatment, honoring the patient’s choices for their final days, including how and where they will be cared for.

Services are provided in homes and at Community Hospital’s Westland House and other skilled nursing and residential care facilities. The services range from clinical care to transportation to and from medical appointments, massage therapy, and respite for caregivers.

For information about services of Hospice of the Central Coast, please call (831) 649-7750 or go to




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. Its parent company is Montage Health, the umbrella for entities that work together to deliver exceptional care and inspire the pursuit of optimal health. Community Hospital is a nonprofit healthcare provider with 220 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, Montage Wellness Centers in Marina and Salinas, and business offices. Find more information about Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula

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