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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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A Tribute to Terry

For more than 43 years volunteers have been the heart and soul of all we do at Empath Health. For more than 15 years, Theresa “Terry” Pellegrino exemplified that. Whether she was sitting at the bedside of a hospice patient at the North Pinellas Care Center, greeting...

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Empath Health Upcoming Events

Jul
3
Fri
10:00 am Caregiver Coffee Break – Clearwater @ Suncoast Hospice | Empath Health Service Center, Garden House
Caregiver Coffee Break – Clearwater @ Suncoast Hospice | Empath Health Service Center, Garden House
Jul 3 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Caregiver Coffee Break - Clearwater @ Suncoast Hospice | Empath Health Service Center, Garden House | Clearwater | Florida | United States
Caregiver Coffee Break Caring for a family member or friend? Please stop by for encouragement, information and helpful tips. First Friday of each month. No reservations required and provided free of charge. For information call (727) 586-4432. Groups are limited … Continue reading
2:00 pm Spouse Loss: Retirement Years Gr... @ Suncoast Hospice | Empath Health Service Center, Community Room 2
Spouse Loss: Retirement Years Gr... @ Suncoast Hospice | Empath Health Service Center, Community Room 2
Jul 3 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The loss of a spouse can be one of the greatest losses an individual can grieve. This group grief session focuses on individuals who are grieving the loss of their spouse. Grief groups are designed to provide you support after … Continue reading
Jul
6
Mon
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

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