Congratulations Ginger, NHPCO Volunteer of the Year!
Big Bend Hospice Volunteer, Ginger Wheeler, was recognized as the 2020 National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization’s Patient-Family Volunteer of the Year. This award is given to volunteers who best reflect the universal concept of volunteerism in its truest sense – serving as an inspiration to others. Recipients of these awards have demonstrated considerable commitment […]
Michael Eurich selected for a second term on NHPCO’s Legislative Affairs Committee
Michael Eurich, Senior Director of Strategy, Policy, & Innovation for Big Bend Hospice, has been selected to serve on the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization’s (NHPCO) Legislative Affairs Committee for a second term. “NHPCO relies a great deal on its volunteer professionals to further the important work of advancing the field of end-of-life care,” […]
Big Bend Hospice Honors Veterans
Although Leon County’s annual Veterans Day parade was canceled due to COVID-19, Big Bend Hospice found a unique way to honor local heroes who served to protect our freedoms. On Wednesday, November 11th, Veterans and their families were invited to a “Drive-Thru Celebration” on the BBH campus. Starting at 10:00 am, Veterans and their families […]
Tinu Agboola’s dream…
Tinu Agboola’s dream was always to become a nurse since her younger days in Nigeria, West Africa. “I first saw the need for nursing while living in Nigeria. There is where my love for caring for people ignited,” says Tinu. Her parents on the other hand wanted her to pursue a career in teaching, so […]
The COVID pandemic has presented many challenges for volunteerism globally.
Contributed by Betty Morales, Taylor Casper & Kelly Williams, BBH Volunteer Department As the world changes around us, the Big Bend Hospice Volunteer Department staff has continued to pursue new ways to provide valuable support to our patients and their families, with safety as the top priority. Through online platforms like Zoom, volunteers were connected […]
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 […]
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 […]