Coastal Hospice



Elaine Bean
Coastal Hospice

Coastal Hospice Advocates On Capital Hill

Mark Massey, Compass Program Coordinator with Coastal Hospice, met with U.S. Senator Ben Cardin of Maryland during Hospice Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill.   SALISBURY, MD – July 25, 2017 – Mark Massey, Compass Program Coordinator with Coastal Hospice, attended the Hospice Action Network and the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization’s annual Advocacy Days… Read more »

Coastal Hospice Welcomes New Vice-President, Operations

SALISBURY, MD – July 21, 2017 ~ David Hanlin has joined Coastal Hospice as the new Vice-President, Operations, where he will be responsible for directing the administrative staff and handling all agency operations, with the exception of clinical services and finance. “The team of committed professionals at Coastal Hospice has earned the trust and respect… Read more »

OC Elks Donate to Coastal Hospice

The Ocean City Elks Lodge #2645 recently donated to the capital campaign to build Coastal Hospice at the Ocean. Shown are the members of the Elks Charity Committee — Charlie Loane, Bruce Martinek, Jim Flaig, and Carroll Wagner — with Coastal Hospice’s Director of Development, Heather Duma.

Coastal Hospice And Salisbury University Partner For 3rd Annual Camp Safe Harbor, Helping Children Deal With Loss

SALISBURY, MD – July 7, 2017 – As 26 children who had recently lost someone dear to them arrived at Camp Safe Harbor on Monday for an opening family party, many of them fought back tears or stood quietly behind their parents. But by Thursday afternoon’s butterfly release and closing activity, laughter filled the air,… Read more »

Coastal Hospice Welcomes New Director Of Development

SALISBURY, MD – June 26, 2017 ~ Heather L. Duma has joined Coastal Hospice as the new Director of Development where she will be responsible for fundraising, developing campaigns for major gifts, annual giving, capital projects, and endowments. Previously, Duma was Deputy Constituent Services Director for the U.S. House of Representatives, while representing a member… Read more »

Coastal Hospice Achieves Highest Recognition In “We Honor Veterans” Program

Brigadier General USA (Ret.) Robert A. Harleston, who volunteers for Coastal Hospice’s We Honor Veterans program, presents an American flag blanket of honor to patient Charles Walls, who served in the Army and Marines for 30 years.   SALISBURY, MD – June 26, 2017 – In order to better serve the veterans in hospice care,… Read more »

Coastal Hospice Raises $5 million for Hospice Residence and Outreach Center, Names Building for Macky and Pam Stansell

Pam and Macky Stansell in front of the hospice residence that will bear their name — The Macky and Pam Stansell House at Coastal Hospice at the Ocean — in honor of their support for the project. Once opened, the Ocean Pines facility will serve hospice patients from across the Lower Shore: Dorchester, Somerset, Wicomico… Read more »

Letter to the Editor from President of Coastal Hospice

June 13, 2017 TO THE EDITOR: Coastal Hospice sincerely thanks everyone who made this year’s Hats for Hospice fundraising party a big success. The event raised more than $19,000 to fund the patient charity care Coastal Hospice provides. Every year, a dedicated committee of volunteers helps us organize this Preakness Day event. We would like… Read more »

Perdue Foundation Invests $100,000 Towards The Campaign To Build Coastal Hospice At The Ocean In Worcester County

SALISBURY, MD – June 12, 2017 – Coastal Hospice & Palliative Care announces a major gift to its campaign to build Coastal Hospice at the Ocean. The Franklin P. and Arthur W. Perdue Foundation has invested $100,000 to support the project. This is the Perdue Foundation’s first gift to the capital campaign. Through the years,… Read more »

Coastal Hospice Volunteer Will Be Inducted Into The Maryland Senior Citizens Hall Of Fame

SALISBURY, MD – June 6, 2017 – George “Mickey” Ashby of Pocomoke City, long-time volunteer for Coastal Hospice, has been selected for induction into The Maryland Senior Citizens Hall of Fame (MSCHF). He will be honored officially at the annual MSCHF Awards Luncheon on Oct. 26 in Glen Burnie, Md. “Your nominations and selection honor… Read more »

Reservations Are Now Being Accepted For The Annual Hats For Hospice Preakness Party To Benefit Coastal Hospice Charity Care

SALISBURY, MD – May 12, 2017 – The 6th annual Hats for Hospice Preakness Party will be held on Saturday, May 20, from 4:30-8 p.m. at Hamilton Fox Farm in Salisbury. The event is the signature fundraiser for charity care at Coastal Hospice. The need is profound and growing. Last fiscal year, Coastal Hospice provided… Read more »

Heart of Hospice Award

Coastal Hospice President Alane Capen (left) and retired Circuit Court Judge W. Newton Jackson III (right) present the Heart of Hospice Award to volunteers Carolyn Jenkins, patient support volunteer, and Jennifer Hawkins, patient care volunteer, during National Volunteer Week, April 24-28. The Heart of Hospice Award is named for one of Coastal Hospice’s founders and… Read more »

Coastal Hospice Seeks Volunteers For Patient Care, Veteran Visits, Grief Support And The Berlin Thrift Shop

Free informational session: Friday, May 19, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Ocean Pines Library SALISBURY, MD – May 1, 2017 – As part of the services they provide, Coastal Hospice offers volunteer support to patients and their families while the patient is in hospice care and following their passing. The hospice also sends veterans… Read more »

The Taste of Finer Things Event

The Taste of Finer Things event was held on April 5 at Harrison’s Harbor Watch in Ocean City. The fundraiser raised more than $24,000 towards the capital campaign to build Coastal Hospice at the Ocean.

National Volunteer Week is April 23 – 29

Dear Editor: Right here in our community, nearly 200 trained volunteers are working with Coastal Hospice and giving selflessly to others who are nearing life’s end. They give of themselves to ensure that our friends, neighbors, and family members under hospice care find dignity, hope, and love. Our community is a more compassionate place because… Read more »

Coastal Hospice Promotes New Manager of Social Work Services

SALISBURY, MD – April 3, 2017 ~ Courtney Gum-Layton, LGSW, has been promoted to Medical Social Services Resource Coordinator and will supervise the staff of social workers at the non-profit agency. On Coastal Hospice care teams, social workers provide emotional and social support to patients and those caring for them – in patient homes and… Read more »

Stansells Donate $250,000 To Coastal Hospice At The Ocean, And Purchase Of The Building Is Finalized

SALISBURY, MD – Jan. 17, 2017 – Coastal Hospice & Palliative Care is nearing the finish line in creating Coastal Hospice at the Ocean, a new hospice residence and outreach center. On Nov. 11, 2016, Macky and Pam Stansell donated $250,000 towards the Coastal Hospice at the Ocean capital campaign. Their donation brought the total… Read more »

We Honor Veterans

Coastal Hospice’s We Honor Veterans program has taken the next step toward supporting the veterans in our care, thanks to our dedicated volunteers. Starting in January, every veteran who comes into our care is honored with a special visit from a patient care volunteer. During the visit, the veteran receives a personalized certificate with his… Read more »

Hospice makes man with cancer “very happy”

Joseph Bell’s aunt, Louise Gant, puts it very simply: “Visits from the hospice people make Joseph very happy. They have helped him so much.” Joseph, 51, has lived with developmental disabilities all of his life. A new battle – cancer – makes him feel weak and tired. The hospice team is helping him fight his… Read more »

Coastal Hospice nurse named national hospice nurse of the year

SALISBURY, MD – April 13, 2016 – Joan G. Carpenter, MN, CRNP, NP-C, GNP-C, ACHPN, nurse practitioner at Coastal Hospice, has received the national 2016 Hospice and Palliative Nurse of the Year Award. She received the award in March in Chicago at the Annual Assembly of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine and… Read more »

Camp Safe Harbor widens community reach

There is always child at camp who quietly holds back. When that camp is Camp Safe Harbor, a 3-day program designed to help grieving children with remembrance and resilience after the death of a loved one, that child can be a source of concern. After hearing from the child’s mother, however, the camp’s leaders knew… Read more »