Hospice Giving Foundation awards $225,000 grant to Community Hospital’s Hospice of the Central Coast
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MONTEREY, Calif. —Montage Health Foundation is proud to announce it has received a $225,000 grant from Hospice Giving Foundation, which has awarded almost $25 million in its 20-year history to local programs that strengthen and improve hospice, palliative, and end-of-life care.
The grant will be used to support programs and services of Hospice of the Central Coast and palliative care services. Since 1997, Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula, which operates Hospice of the Central Coast, has received more than $15 million from Hospice Giving Foundation.
“We are grateful for the two decades of support we have received from Hospice Giving Foundation and look forward to our continued partnership,” says Steven Packer, MD, president/CEO of Montage Health, Community Hospital’s parent company.
In 2017, Hospice of the Central Coast staff and volunteers provided services to more than 440 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 www.chomp.org/what-we-do/hospice.
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. 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 chomp.org