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Technology Meets Hospice Care

An editorial from Bill Wertman, Big Bend Hospice CEO At Big Bend Hospice (BBH) we believe it is critical to focus on safety while doing our part to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.  Hospice Care in the time of COVID-19 is challenging, that is a fact.  Providing quality care for those living with a serious […]

Joel Garr

Joel Garr Named BBH Chief Information Officer

Big Bend Hospice (BBH) is proud to announce that Joel Garr will be joining the executive leadership team as Chief Information Officer. Garr will be responsible for vision and leadership in the management, strategy, and execution of BBH’s information services. He and his staff will oversee technical infrastructure and projects in alignment with the organization’s […]

Farn Bell

Fran Bell Named BBH Chief Compliance Officer

Big Bend Hospice, Inc. (BBH), the areas hometown hospice since 1983, announced the promotion of Fran Bell to Chief Compliance Officer. She will have the primary responsibility for managing the organization’s risks and ensuring the business operations are performed in compliance with state and federal laws. “Fran has been a key part of our proactive […]

Big Bend Hospice Enhances Diversity & Inclusion Program

(Tallahassee, FL) Dr. Lenny Marshall has been named Big Bend Hospice’s (BBH) Director of Diversity and Inclusion. Dr. Marshall joined BBH in 2008 and has served as Manager of Spiritual Care Services since 2016. As BBH’s Director of Diversity and Inclusion, Dr. Marshall will oversee the development and implementation of programs and services that promote […]

Transitions, a program of Big Bend Hospice

Transitions Program Helps Families Facing Serious Illness

In 2017, Big Bend Hospice started Transitions, a pre-Hospice program for those with a terminal illness who either did not qualify for hospice or were still seeking curative treatment. The original premise was to help clients by connecting them to local resources and offering volunteer assistance to caregivers. With the onset of COVID-19, this approach […]

Brooke’s Story

With your support, Brooke is learning how to cope with grief and trauma When you meet Brooke Moore, it’s easy to forget that she hasn’t always been free to be a kid. Her dark brown eyes glint as she announces that she’s a hugger and throws an arm around your neck. She pulls a smartphone […]

Richard and Herb’s Story

There are some things that only Big Bend Hospice can do, that only Big Bend Hospice cares enough to do. We learned this when our dads – Dr. Richard P. Lamb and Herbert W. Chandler – spent their final days at Margaret Z. Dozier Hospice House. We are honored to write you this letter and […]

Big Bend Hospice Inc. Board Appoints Bill Wertman as CEO

TALLAHASSEE, Florida, (Jan. 17, 2020) — The Big Bend Hospice Inc. Board of Directors today announced the appointment of Bill Wertman as CEO of the nonprofit Hospice serving eight counties. Wertman assumes responsibility for daily operations, which include delivery of care to patients and families in their homes and at Margaret Z. Dozier Hospice House, […]

‘A friend to all of us,’ Big Bend Hospice CEO Cathy Adkison dies after long illness

It is with profound sadness that Big Bend Hospice shares that our leader, colleague, and friend, Cathy Adkison died on Thursday, Dec. 12, following a long illness. She was surrounded by her loved ones and by the hope that Hospice inspires for patients and families in their greatest time of need. “Cathy led from the […]

Marshal’s Story

By: Guest Post I wish you could have known my brave boy Marshal. Like most teenage boys, he could be unpredictable. He didn’t have a filter and would say things like, “Whoa, what did you do to your hair?” But Marshal was tenderhearted. One of his final acts was to make sure I received flowers […]

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