Transitions Helps Clients Prepare for Hurricane Season

Contributed by Lori M. Finkel This year has brought innumerable challenges and, with the peak of hurricane season upon us, we wanted to ensure Transitions clients are well prepared for any upcoming significant weather event. Thanks to our amazing volunteers, as well as incredible community members and businesses who graciously offered help and support, we […]

Tracey Christian-Griffin

Referral Department Manager The Referral Department is the “first impression” for those contacting BBH, and its staff is among the patient’s biggest advocates.  Tracey Christian-Griffin, Department Manager, leads her team to ensure they are conscientious, dependable, and willing to go the extra mile it takes to help patients and their loved ones receive the best care […]

Big Bend Hospice Increases Minimum Wage

by Bill Wertman, BBH CEO Big Bend Hospice (BBH) raised its minimum wage to $15 per hour in the spring of 2020. “Setting a minimum of $15 an hour for our employees is an important goal toward creating a more livable wage and establishing a more comprehensive benefits package for BBH staff. The leadership of […]

We are happy to announce Lisa Baggett as our new Professional Relations Liaison for Wakulla and Taylor counties.

by Cara Brown, BBH Professional Relations Manager Lisa joined Big Bend Hospice thirteen years ago. She was the administrative assistant for the Education Department and was responsible for providing assistance to clinical staff, coordinating orientation for new hires, and developing educational in-services. In 2016, she joined the Big Bend Hospice Foundation department where she processed […]

It’s All In The Smile

Kelly Williams, Big Bend Hospice Volunteer Coordinator “Whenever I see BBH’s Sharon Smith, a Hospice Aide on our Coastal Team, she always greets me with a big warm smile. If I am feeling a little down, one of Sharon’s smiles always raises my spirits. The old saying that smiling is contagious is very true. Smiling […]

Betty Morales and Miriette Dorval

To Fully Give of Oneself

article by Betty Morales, BBH Volunteer Coordinator I remember the first time I met Miriette Dorval.  It was during a team meeting held to discuss the care for patients on the southside of Leon County.  Miriette and her family had just moved to Monticello from Ft. Lauderdale where she had also served as a hospice […]

Patient Throwing Pottery

“Life truly is a gift and we must enjoy every moment we have.”

article by Kelly Williams, BBH Volunteer Coordinator Many remember the comedy “The Bucket List”, starring Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman.  Although it was hilarious, it also had a serious side.  After it was released, it seemed everyone had a bucket list.   But what exactly is a bucket list?  A “bucket list” is described as a number […]

Kathy Elmore

Kathy Elmore, Director of Clinical Care at Big Bend Hospice

She brings 25 years of experience in hospice work. Kathy relocated to Tallahassee from Charlotte, NC., in 2002, and joined Big Bend Hospice as a primary case manager. Leadership comes naturally to Kathy.  During Desert Storm, Kathy served in the US Navy as a Hospital Corpsman. She later continued her military service with the US […]

Hannalore Henderson

Most people don’t sit and ponder…

…the “what if’s” of facing their own mortality. As the surviving spouse left widowed 5 months ago, I speak from experience. We were one of the fortunate couples who had pre-planned and pre-paid our final expenses but never really thought about what would happen if one of us became unable to care for ourselves or […]

AmeriCorps 2020 Drive Up Ceremony

Congratulations to our 2019-2020 AmeriCorps Member Volunteer Graduates!

Yesterday we celebrated these amazing individuals for their service to Big Bend Hospice. AmeriCorps Volunteers provide virtual and in-person respite to caregivers. To safely thank these wonderful Volunteers for their service, we held individual and drive-up thank you ceremonies. Would you like to make a difference in our community? Big Bend Hospice is recruiting new […]

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