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 […]

Kathryn Myers

Kathryn Myers, BBH Social Worker

Kathryn Myers started with Big Bend Hospice in October 2017.  Before becoming the social worker for Wakulla and Franklin County, she worked in the BBH Bereavement Department. Kathryn is currently working on her LCSW and holds a bachelor’s degree in International Affairs and Religion, as well as a Master’s degree in Social Work, both from Florida […]

BBH Telehealth Services

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 […]

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