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April 9, 2008 > Funds provide for hospice care for Tri-City patients

Funds provide for hospice care for Tri-City patients

Submitted By Judy Conner

Pathways Hospice Foundation has received a grant for $63,000 from the Washington Hospital Healthcare Foundation. The grant will support hospice care and services to patients residing within Washington Township Health Care District, which includes Fremont, Newark, Union City, and part of South Hayward and unincorporated Sunol.

"Washington Hospital and the Foundation are very appreciative of our long-standing relationship with Pathways," said Brent Hodson, Executive Director of the Washington Hospital Healthcare Foundation. "We are pleased to present this gift to Pathways in support of their continued success in providing quality, compassionate, family-centered hospice care to patients and their families in our community." The gift is made possible as a result of community funds raised by Washington Hospital Healthcare Foundation at their signature fundraising events, the Trees of Angels and the Washington Hospital Annual Golf Tournament.

The Pathways Hospice Foundation supports Pathways Hospice by funding services that could not be offered without community support. These services include bereavement counseling and support, integrated therapies, caregiver support, comfort care, and funding for under and uninsured patients. Pathways Home Health and Hospice is a community-based, not-for-profit organization that cares for Bay Area patients in their place of residence whether it be their homes, hospital, nursing home or assisted living facility.

"It is a great privilege for us to serve the patients and families who reside in the Washington Township," said Barbara Burgess, Pathways CEO. "We are incredibly honored by the grant from the Washington Hospital Healthcare Foundation and are appreciative of their long-term commitment to end-of-life care in our community."

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