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Care and Comfort with Community-Based Palliative Care

Bright. Vivacious. Compassionate. Sally is all of this and more. She also has rheumatoid arthritis, which has slowly been deteriorating her body. Since her diagnosis, Sally has needed numerous surgeries to replace joints, her shoulder and address back issues. The pain...

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Unimaginably Great Things Are Possible

On June 3, 2017, Alex Honnold scaled the iconic nearly 3,000 foot granite wall known as El Capitan in Yosemite National Park without so much as a rope or carabineer or harness. For nearly four hours, he climbed knowing that one slightly misplace foothold would result...

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The Space to Feel

Virtually any conversation these days leans inevitably towards all of the challenges we have faced so far in 2020 and all of the challenges that lie ahead of us. Many have voiced exhaustion and discouragement and an overarching feeling of disorientation. These are...

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Finding the Facts on HIV

Within our community, HIV and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) continue to be areas of concern for public health. According to the Florida Department of Health, the state continues to report some of the highest rates of new infections in the country, with...

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Making an Impact on Care – Courtney Gavin

Congratulations to our May Impact Award winner, Courtney Gavin, RN case manager for Suncoast Hospice, a member of Empath Health. Gavin joined the organization in 2007. In her role as a float RN, she visits patients in a variety of settings and takes phone calls in the...

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Be Still Like a Tortoise

I was taking a walk in a deserted nature preserve not too long ago and came upon a really big tortoise. When I got close, the tortoise just disappeared into the shell. That image came to mind recently as I was reflecting on how sometimes all that’s going on gets to be...

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Suncoast Hospice Keeps Family Connected

As an intake coordinator for Suncoast PACE, a member of Empath Health, Julie Hally has seen her share of isolation over the past month. When she parks her car in the lot that serves the Suncoast Hospice Care Center Mid-Pinellas, it’s not unusual to see family members...

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Simple Lines of Beauty and Meaning

These four simple lines, packed with such beauty and meaning, were included in a family’s encouraging message to their graduating Senior. Not only is it touching to imagine a bright young person launching a promising life with these words to inspire them; but what a...

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Love is like a Dandelion

Okay, I’m just going to say it. There have been good things that have happened as a result of this pandemic. Don’t get me wrong, it is absolutely heartbreaking how many people’s lives have been negatively impacted by this virus. It is also true that there are too many...

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Volunteering Across the Social Distance

As a not-for-profit organization, volunteers play a key role in helping Empath Health provide services to the community. Last year, volunteers contributed more than 195,000 hours of service. These selfless contributions include thousands of patient visits, phone...

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Empath Health Upcoming Events

Jul
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6:00 pm Next Steps Grief Support Group @ Suncoast Hospice | Empath Health Community Service Center, Community Room 1
Next Steps Grief Support Group @ Suncoast Hospice | Empath Health Community Service Center, Community Room 1
Jul 6 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Next Steps Grief Support Group Members of this monthly group need to have completed a six-week Suncoast Hospice Bereavement Support Group. This will be a monthly check-in time to discuss the next steps of healing in your grief journey. No … Continue reading
Jul
7
Tue
6:00 pm General Grief and Loss Support G... @ Zoom Video Meeting
General Grief and Loss Support G... @ Zoom Video Meeting
Jul 7 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Anyone who is experiencing the loss of a loved one is welcome to join this general bereavement group grief counseling. Grief groups are designed to provide you support after the loss of someone important to you. Grieving is a uniquely … Continue reading
6:00 pm Spouse Loss: Working Years Grief... @ Suncoast Hospice | Empath Health Service Center - Training Room 126
Spouse Loss: Working Years Grief... @ Suncoast Hospice | Empath Health Service Center - Training Room 126
Jul 7 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The loss of a spouse can be one of the greatest losses an individual can grieve. Grief groups are designed to provide you support after the loss of someone important to you. Grieving is a uniquely personal experience and many … Continue reading
Jul
8
Wed
2:00 pm Spouse Loss: Retirement Years Gr... @ Suncoast Hospice | Empath Health Service Center - Training Room 126
Spouse Loss: Retirement Years Gr... @ Suncoast Hospice | Empath Health Service Center - Training Room 126
Jul 8 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The loss of a spouse can be one of the greatest losses an individual can grieve. Grief groups are designed to provide you support after the loss of someone important to you. Grieving is a uniquely personal experience and many … Continue reading
6:00 pm Adult Loss of a Parent Grief Sup... @ Suncoast Hospice | Empath Health Service Center, Garden House
Adult Loss of a Parent Grief Sup... @ Suncoast Hospice | Empath Health Service Center, Garden House
Jul 8 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Grief groups are designed to provide you support after the loss of someone important to you. Grieving is a uniquely personal experience and many people find comfort, hope and strength by coming together with others to remember loved ones. While grief … Continue reading

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