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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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Honoring Our Service Men and Women

Ten is a magic number for Mike Couper. That’s how many years he served in the military. It’s also how long he has been with Suncoast Hospice, a member of Empath Health, as a Veterans Serving Veterans volunteer. After retiring from the workforce, Couper started...

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Making An Impact On Care – Nina Chalama

Congratulations to our April Impact Award winner, Nina Chalama, a prevention and outreach specialist with EPIC, a member of Empath Health. Chalama joined the organization in 2019. In her role she supports the Zero Pinellas grant which aims to educate and reduce the...

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Source of Peace and Encouragement

One of the words that I have found myself using in connection with the pandemic we are going through is “unprecedented.” As I have been reflecting on all of the innovations and responses that so many at Empath Health have been engaged in these past weeks, as well as...

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Suncoast Hospice Keeps Couple Together

Angela Spevak has had a busy few days. There is furniture to move, a room to prepare. All before her parents, Sylvia and William, return home at the end of the week. The couple has been at the Suncoast Hospice Care Center Mid-Pinellas for a five-night respite stay....

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CNA Brings Comfort to Suncoast Hospice Care Center

It’s not often in life that someone finds their true calling, but when they do the result is usually something special. Of those special few is Lore Newton, CNA. A certified nursing assistant (CNA) for the past 23 years, most recently in her career Newton has been a...

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Crafting Family Gives Back To Suncoast Hospice

Piles of buttons, skeins of yarn and a multitude of crocheted bands in every color imaginable fill the tables in Susan Cooney’s home. Like many other home sewers and crafters, Cooney has been putting her nimble fingers to work outfitting local health care providers...

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A Loving Presence

Consider this inspirational quote from Rebecca Kushins, LCSW, “Life is fragile and short and worth all the loving presence we can bring to it.” There are so many ways that we can respond to unsettling and difficult circumstances. In a time when we are even more...

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Making an Impact on Care – Cookie Cisternas

Congratulations to our March Impact award winner, Betty “Cookie” Cisternas, a programs assistant for Suncoast Hospice, a member of Empath Health. Cisternas joined the organization in 2007. In her role she provides support to the vice president of Suncoast Hospice as...

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Wide Plains of Peace

There is so much going on in the external world that often times we are not fully aware of the vast expanse of the inner world. Dutch author Etty Hillesum writes, Through me course wide rivers and in me rise tall mountains. And beyond the thickets of my agitation and...

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Empath Health Upcoming Events

Jun
27
Sat
9:00 am Resale Shops June Super Saturday... @ Suncoast Hospice Resale Shops
Resale Shops June Super Saturday... @ Suncoast Hospice Resale Shops
Jun 27 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Visit our website ifyouthrift.org or our Facebook page for our June Sales Calendar and to view our Super Saturday Sale on June 27.
Jul
1
Wed
1:00 pm Laughter For Your Health @ Clearwater Aging Well Center
Laughter For Your Health @ Clearwater Aging Well Center
Jul 1 @ 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm
Laughter For Your Health @ Clearwater Aging Well Center | Clearwater | Florida | United States
Did you know that as children we laugh over 300 times a day but as adults, we laugh only 30 times a day? Scientific studies indicate that laughter may have medically beneficial effects, particularly to cardiovascular health and mood. Laughter … Continue reading
6:00 pm Adult Loss of a Parent Grief Sup... @ Suncoast Hospice | Empath Health Service Center - Community Room 112B
Adult Loss of a Parent Grief Sup... @ Suncoast Hospice | Empath Health Service Center - Community Room 112B
Jul 1 @ 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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