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Kat Gunby, Community and Media Relations Coordinator
Coastal Hospice and Palliative Care
kgunby@coastalhospice.org
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Kicks 4 Kids Fundraising Event

August 10, 2018 TO THE EDITOR: Coastal Hospice kicked up the fun during Kicks 4 Kids, a family field day event held at WinterPlace Park on Saturday, August 4. More than 100 kids and families came out for the Kicks-themed event, which included adorably adorned TOMS on display for the shoe decoration contest and the… Read more »

Coastal Hospice Announces Reorganization and Promotions

Salisbury – June 26, 2018 – Coastal Hospice announces the reorganization of its Admissions Department. The department has been renamed the Access Department to reflect its focus on helping patients and families access services of Coastal Hospice more efficiently and with greater support. Coastal Hospice staff member Nancy Stewart has been tapped for the new… Read more »

Coastal Hospice Seeks Volunteers For Numerous Opportunities

Free information session scheduled: 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Wednesday, June 20 SALISBURY – Coastal Hospice has an ongoing and increasing need for volunteers in a wide variety of settings and services. Volunteers play a critical role in supporting the mission of Coastal Hospice – to promote dignity and quality of life for patients and families who… Read more »

7th Annual Hats for Hospice Preakness Party a Success Thanks to the Support of the Community

The 7th Annual Hats for Hospice Preakness Party benefiting Coastal Hospice was a record-setting success despite heavy rains and a location change. The signature fundraiser for charity care hosted 177 attendees and raised more than $22,000. The funds raised support patients of Dorchester, Somerset, Wicomico and Worcester counties who do not have resources for care… Read more »

Coastal Hospice and MAC, Inc. Host 7th Annual Aging Conference

Conference provides education on how to care for aging adults. SALISBURY – Coastal Hospice and MAC, Inc. invite healthcare professionals and caregivers to “Healing Ourselves First: Resilience as our Greatest Clinical Competence.” The conference, which is planned for Thursday, June 14 at MAC, will feature Rev. Dr. Carla Cheatham as the guest speaker. Registration begins… Read more »

Hats For Hospice Preakness Party Location Change

SALISBURY—Due to heavy rains, the 7th annual Hats for Hospice Preakness Party benefitting Coastal Hospice scheduled for tomorrow will be relocated indoors. The event will begin at 4 p.m. at the Ocean City Golf Club, 11401 Country Club Dr., Berlin. All other activities for the event will continue as planned. The event will feature horse… Read more »

Bob Purcell Raises More Than $10,000 For Coastal Hospice

SALISBURY – Bob Purcell, Coastal Hospice board member and president of Showell-based Beachwood Inc.: Custom Builders, decided this spring that he wanted to do more to support the construction of the Macky and Pam Stansell House of Coastal Hospice at the Ocean. He wanted to start a fundraising effort in addition to helping build a… Read more »

Coastal Hospice Awarded $500,000 Bond Bill

Funds will support the building of the Macky and Pam Stansell House of Coastal Hospice at the Ocean SALISBURY– Coastal Hospice was awarded $500,000 through a capital bond bill approved by the Maryland General Assembly in April. The bill, introduced by Sen. James Mathias, provides funds to support the acquisition, planning, design, construction, repair, renovation,… Read more »

Coastal Hospice Named 2018 Hospice Honors Recipient

SALISBURY – Coastal Hospice, Inc. was named a 2018 Hospice Honors recipient – an award that recognizes the organization as among those providing the best patient and caregiver experiences during end-of-life care. HEALTHCAREfirst, the leading provider of web-based home health and hospice software, coding and billing services, Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS)… Read more »

Hats For Hospice Preakness Party Tickets Available For May 19 Event To Benefit Coastal Hospice

This year’s event will honor Dirk and Gayle Widdowson for their contributions to the organization and to the construction of the Stansell House SALISBURY–The public is invited to the 7th annual Hats for Hospice Preakness Party at 4 p.m. Saturday, May 19 at The Point at Lighthouse Sound in Bishopville. The event is the signature… Read more »

Coastal Hospice Honors Volunteers

April 26, 2018 SALISBURY–Coastal Hospice & Palliative Care honored dedicated volunteers from the Lower Eastern Shore who help ensure patients and families facing serious and life-limiting illness find care, compassion and support. Over the past year, volunteers in all roles contributed more than 14,000 service hours. “Hospice volunteers play an indispensable role in enabling Coastal… Read more »

Coastal Hospice awarded America’s Farmers Grow Communities donation from local Pocomoke farmer

SALISBURY – Worcester County farmer, Everett Glenn Holland, directed a $2,500 donation to Coastal Hospice and Palliative Care as part of the America’s Farmers Grow Communities program, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund. Coastal Hospice will use the funds to support charity care to patients who have no resources for care or who have needs beyond… Read more »

Advance Directives Letter

April 18, 2018 TO THE EDITOR: First lady Barbara Bush’s decision to choose comfort care has sparked a conversation about what it means to stop aggressively fighting terminal illness and emphasized the importance of advance directives. Comfort care is an essential form of medical care provided at the end of life to soothe a person… Read more »

Coastal Hospice Thrift Shop Hosts Open House Volunteer Appreciation Week

Coastal Hospice Celebrates its Volunteers during National Volunteer Week, April 15-21 SALISBURY – Coastal Hospice Thrift Shop welcomes potential volunteers with behind the scenes tours and an open house in conjunction with National Volunteer Appreciation Week from April 15-21. “This is a chance to take a sneak peek into the operations of our boutique thrift… Read more »

Coastal Hospice Asks Community to Make “Twiddle Muffs” for their Patients

Madeline “Mike” England of The Loving Hands group of Ocean City shows off a twiddle muff she made and donated to Coastal Hospice for their dementia and Alzheimer’s patients.   SALISBURY, MD – March 9, 2018 – Coastal Hospice is asking the community to pitch in and make “twiddle muffs” to comfort hospice patients with… Read more »

Quarter Auction

On Saturday, March 3, the staff of Coastal Hospice put on a Quarter Auction at the Salisbury Moose Lodge. I want to give a great big shout out to the hospice staff who made this happen as well as to those in the community who came with their quarters to support us. The event was… Read more »

Tickets Are Now On Sale For The Annual “Taste Of Finer Things” On April 11 At Harrison’s Harbor Watch To Benefit The Macky & Pam Stansell House Of Coastal Hospice At The Ocean

Taste of Finer Things committee. Left to right: Donna Leiner, Macky Stansell, Marsha Howarth, Pam Buckley, Karen Cramer, Madalaine How, and Stephanie Meehan.   OCEAN CITY, MD – FEB. 23, 2018 – The annual Taste of Finer Things will take place on Wednesday, April 11 at 6:30 p.m. at Harrison’s Harbor Watch in Ocean City,… Read more »

Coastal Hospice Announces New Board of Directors for 2018

SALISBURY, MD – Feb. 19, 2018 – Coastal Hospice announces their new Board of Directors for 2018, including three new members. For a second year, Michael P. Dunn continues in the chair position, and Stephen R. Farrow as vice chair. Lorie Phillips continues as treasurer and Alane Capen as president. Michael Schrader becomes the new… Read more »

Hospice Day in Annapolis

Members of the Hospice Network of Maryland present Senator Thomas “Mac” Middleton of Charles County with the “You Make A Difference Award” on Jan. 30 to honor his advocacy for hospice and quality end of life care. From left to right: Susan Lawrence, Senator Middleton’s Chief of Staff; Alane Capen, President of Coastal Hospice of… Read more »

The Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians of Ocean City Donates

The Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians of Ocean City donated $1,000 to the Macky & Pam Stansell House of Coastal Hospice at the Ocean, now under construction in Ocean Pines. (Left to right) Front row: Lorraine Taylor, Pat Fairbend, Mary Rosenhagen, Suzanne Lamont, and Peggy Bennett. Back row: Cathy Bocci, Jackie Choate, Mary Ann Welsh,… Read more »

Be An Angel Campaign

There are truly angels among us! In November, we asked you, our neighbors on the Lower Shore, to “Be an Angel,” and 1,163 of you responded, giving us a record-breaking year, raising more than $118,000. All of us at Coastal Hospice would like to thank you for contributing to help fund the charity care we… Read more »

Coastal Hospice Welcomes Bereavement Counselor Marceline Brooks

OCEAN CITY, MD – Dec. 29, 2017 — Marceline Brooks, MSW, MDiv., has joined Coastal Hospice as a bereavement counselor and will provide grief support to the Wicomico and Dorchester County communities. Brooks is currently leading the grief support group in Cambridge and will be leading the grief support group in Salisbury beginning in the… Read more »

Coastal Hospice receives approval from Maryland Health Care Commission and breaks ground on new Macky & Pam Stansell House

Shown left to right: Adam McIver and Greg Ennis of Whiting-Turner; Coastal Hospice Board Members Cam Bunting and Stephen Farrow; Coastal Hospice President Alane Capen; Pam Stansell; Stansell House building committee co-chairs Macky Stansell and Dirk Widdowson; Coastal Hospice Board of Directors Chairman Michael Dunn; building committee member Marion Connolly; and Ron Morgan of Becker-Morgan,… Read more »

Coastal Hospice Volunteers Visit Patients to Bring Holiday Cheer

Coastal Hospice volunteers Glenn Mohr, Carolyn Jones, Dave Duitscher, and Gary Hutson, dressed in their Santa finery, visited hospice patients this week, delivering fruit baskets, blankets, and stuffed bears to patients in hospice care and their families on the Lower Shore.   Coastal Hospice volunteers visited 167 hospice patients and their families this week across… Read more »

Coastal Hospice Welcomes Dr. Jo Ann Fields

SALISBURY, MD – Dec. 11, 2017 – Jo Ann Fields, MD, has joined Coastal Hospice as a hospice and palliative care physician. She will serve as the physician at Coastal Hospice at the Lake, the hospice’s inpatient facility at Deer’s Head Hospital in Salisbury, and will also support the home care and palliative care clinical… Read more »

Coastal Hospice Receives the Nonprofit of the Year Award from the Ocean Pines Chamber of Commerce

On Nov. 16 at the Ocean Pines Yacht Club, Coastal Hospice was proud to receive the Nonprofit of the Year Award from the Ocean Pines Chamber of Commerce. Thank you to the members of the Chamber for bestowing this prestigious honor on us. Thank you, as well, to the Worcester County Commissioners, State Senator Jim… Read more »

Brews & Bites Fundraiser

The Brews & Bites Fundraiser event on Nov. 9, 2017 at Embers/Blu in Ocean City raised more than $15,000 in support of the capital campaign to build the Macky & Pam Stansell House at Coastal Hospice at the Ocean. Above: Gayle and Dirk Widdowson, who is co-chair of the capital campaign to build the Macky… Read more »

A Succesful Brews and Bites Fundraiser Success!

After joining more than 200 supporters gathered at Embers/Blu in Ocean City for Brews & Bites on Nov. 9, I took a moment to soak in what I was witnessing. Our community was not only gathered to enjoy a fundraiser for Coastal Hospice, but a torch was also being passed. Co-chairs of the Brews &… Read more »

Coastal Hospice Volunteer Honored With Governor’s Service Award

Fay Jarmon and Carolyn Fassett donated blankets for hospice patients at Coastal Hospice’s Racetrack Rd. office in October. The blankets were handmade by Fassett, Barbara Purnell, and Dee Whittington, all of Berlin. Jarmon is a volunteer at the Coastal Hospice Thrift Shop. SALISBURY, MD – Nov. 6, 2017 – Coastal Hospice volunteer David Duitscher received… Read more »

Coastal Hospice Invites The Public To A “Sea Shell Memorial Gathering” On The Ocean City Pier

Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017 from 3-4 p.m. on the Ocean City Fishing Pier BERLIN, MD – Nov. 2, 2017 – In recognition of November as National Hospice Month, Coastal Hospice will host a “Sea Shell Memorial Gathering” on the Ocean City Fishing Pier on Thursday, Nov. 16, from 3-4 p.m. Free and open to everyone… Read more »

Coastal Hospice Asks Community For Blankets For Their Patients

Fay Jarmon and Carolyn Fassett donated blankets for hospice patients at Coastal Hospice’s Racetrack Rd. office in October. The blankets were handmade by Fassett, Barbara Purnell, and Dee Whittington, all of Berlin. Jarmon is a volunteer at the Coastal Hospice Thrift Shop.   SALISBURY, MD – Oct. 27, 2017 – Coastal Hospice & Palliative Care… Read more »

Coastal Hospice Accepts Donation from the Cambridge Jaycees

Nancy Stewart of Coastal Hospice accepts a $500 donation from the Cambridge Jaycees on Oct. 19. Left to right: Michelle Plummer, Stewart, Bobbie Ewing, Jeanne Webster, and Mike Leonard.

Michael Strawley Memorial Golf Tournament Raises $4,300 For The Macky & Pam Stansell House At Coastal Hospice At The Ocean

Heather Duma, Director of Development at Coastal Hospice, accepts a check from the committee that organized the inaugural Michael J. Strawley, Sr. Golf Tournament. Left to right – front row: Richard Stone, Duma, George McKelvie, Cindi Strawley. Back row – Will Powell, Steve Silverman, Boomer Freeman, Buzzy Bayles, Rick Cole   OCEAN CITY, MD –… Read more »

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

Free informational session: Wednesday, Oct. 25, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Philmore Commons, Salisbury SALISBURY, MD – Oct. 16, 2017 – As part of the services it provides, Coastal Hospice offers volunteer support to patients and their families in hospice care and following the patients’ passing. The hospice also seeks volunteers for other areas… Read more »

2nd Annual “Brews & Bites” At The Embers On Nov. 9 Benefits New Hospice Residence

OCEAN CITY, MD – Oct. 16, 2017 – Reservations are now being taken for “Brews & Bites,” the second annual fundraiser and craft beer festival in Ocean City. Proceeds from Brews & Bites will help build The Macky & Pam Stansell House at Coastal Hospice at the Ocean. Reservations can be made at CoastalHospice.org/Brews or… Read more »

Blues on the Bay

Alane Capen, Macky Stansell, Terri Johnson, and Pam Stansell   More than 225 people attended the Blues on the Bay event on Sept. 27 at Macky’s Bayside Bar & Grill in Ocean City, an annual fundraiser for the new Macky & Pam Stansell House at Coastal Hospice at the Ocean. This year’s event raised more… Read more »

Donation in Memory of Sheryl Mitrecic

At Blues on the Bay on Sept. 27 at Macky’s, Dawn Ehman of OC SUP & Fitness presented a check for $4,035 to go towards the building fund of The Macky & Pam Stansell House at Coastal Hospice at the Ocean. The donation was made in memory of Sheryl Mitrecic, who was cared for by… Read more »

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

Coastal Hospice volunteers serve in many roles, including the upcoming Santa Run in December. Shown here: Volunteers Brenda Dickerson and Dave Duitscher prepare to visit patients with holiday cheer in 2015. Free informational session: Wednesday, Sept. 20, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Philmore Commons, Salisbury SALISBURY, MD – August 29, 2017 – As part… Read more »

Crisfield Native Is New Team Leader At Coastal Hospice At The Lake

SALISBURY, MD – August 28, 2017 – Coastal Hospice welcomes Angela “Monique” Welch, RN, CEN, CPHM, as the new team leader at Coastal Hospice at the Lake, the nonprofit’s inpatient facility located in Deer’s Head Hospital in Salisbury. A native of Crisfield and a current resident of Marion, Welch has a background in emergency nursing,… Read more »

Children On Lower Shore Who Have Lost A Loved One Are Invited To Free Hope & Healing With Horses

Children attending The Hope & Healing with Horses in 2016 SALISBURY, MD – August 28, 2017 – Coastal Hospice invites children who have lost a loved one to Hope & Healing with Horses, a free children’s bereavement day camp, on Saturday, Oct. 7 from 9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Kindred Spirit Farm, 31191 Johnson… Read more »

Annual “Blues On The Bay” At Macky’s On Sept. 27 Benefits The Campaign To Build The Stansell House At Coastal Hospice At The Ocean

Saxophonist Everett Spells will entertain at Macky’s Bayside Bar & Grill in Ocean City on Sept. 27 at Blues on the Bay, a benefit for The Stansell House at Coastal Hospice at the Ocean.   OCEAN CITY, MD – August 15, 2017 – Reservations are now being taken for “Blues on the Bay” at Macky’s… Read more »

Atlantic/Smith, Cropper & Deeley of Willards continues their support for the programs of Coastal Hospice with their donation to the charity care the nonprofit provides. Shown left to right: Shaneka Nichols, Mary Jane Wharton, Coastal Hospice President Alane Capen, and Laura Deeley Bren.

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 »

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 »

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 »