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Blue Ridge Hospice Awarded Grant from New York Life Foundation to Study the Efficacy of Grief Program for Teens and Young Adults; Application Window for Partner Sites Now Open

Winchester, VA., July 2, 2024—Blue Ridge Hospice has been awarded a two-year, $340,000 research grant from the New York Life Foundation to study the effectiveness of its innovative Adventures Through Grief program, utilizing a custom tabletop role-playing game (RPG) similar to Dungeons and Dragons tailored for bereaved adolescents and young adults. The Adventures Through Grief program utilizes a therapeutic method originally developed by Game to Grow, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the use of [...]

Blue Ridge Hospice Welcomes Mohamad Hamad, PhD, PMP, CC, As Vice President of Information Technology

Winchester, Va., May 30, 2024—Blue Ridge Hospice announces Mohamad Hamad, PhD, PMP, CC, as the new Vice President of Information Technology. With a strong background in nonprofit Information Technology (IT), Cybersecurity and a passion for leveraging technology to improve patient care, Hamad brings nearly 20 years of experience and innovative vision to the organization. In his role, Hamad will oversee all aspects of Blue Ridge Hospice’s IT infrastructure, including the implementation of new technologies [...]

Blue Ridge Hospice Launches Inaugural Helen Zebarth Legacy Society to Honor Founder and Foster Philanthropy

Winchester, VA – May 15, 2024 – Blue Ridge Hospice proudly announces the establishment of the inaugural Helen Zebarth Legacy Society, paying tribute to the remarkable legacy of Helen Zebarth, the esteemed founder of Blue Ridge Hospice. The Society aims to honor her vision, inspire philanthropy, and ensure the continuity of compassionate end-of-life care for generations to come. The inauguration ceremony, held at the Historic Rosemont Carriage House on May 8, 2024, witnessed a [...]

Valley Health and Blue Ridge Hospice collaborate to offer Hospice in the Hospital program at Shenandoah Memorial Hospital in Woodstock, VA

Winchester, VA., Apr. 9, 2024—Valley Health and Blue Ridge Hospice have expanded their collaborative Hospice in the Hospital program to Shenandoah Memorial Hospital in Woodstock, VA. On April 1, the two signed an agreement for Blue Ridge Hospice to work alongside the hospital’s care team to provide supplemental comfort care services to ensure eligible patients and families receive the most complete and comprehensive care during and after their stay at the hospital. Hospice in [...]

Blue Ridge Hospice Names Two Distinguished Physicians to Board of Directors

Winchester, Va., Feb. 28, 2024—The Blue Ridge Hospice Board of Directors has named two distinguished husband and wife physicians, John E. Prescott, MD, and Charlotte Dillis, MD, to the Board of Directors of the local serious illness, end-of-life care, and grief and bereavement care provider. Before retiring, Dr. Prescott served for more than a decade as Chief Academic Officer of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), working with every medical school in the [...]

Blue Ridge Hospice Music Therapist Leigh Jenks Named to Hospice Frontline Honors Class of 2023 by Hospice News

Winchester, Va., Jan. 31, 2024—Blue Ridge Hospice Music Therapist Leigh Jenks, MMT, MT-BC, has been selected by the prestigious trade publication Hospice News as a member of the Frontline Honors Class of 2023 in the Hospice & Palliative Care category. Aging Media Network describes a Frontline Honoree as: “A dedicated, high-performing frontline worker who delivers exceptional experiences and outcomes, a passionate worker who knows how to put their vision into action for the good [...]

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