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 […]

The Hope of Easter and Passover

By: Candace McKibben As a Christian minister, Holy Week has been forever changed by the deaths of my parents during Holy Week four years apart. In 2015, my sweet daddy died on Holy Wednesday and, last year, my dear mother died on Holy Monday. For many of us, the loss of someone we deeply love […]

What Matters Most

By: Anne Beaver This Spring has felt different than any I have ever known. As we experience the new life of nature all around us, with the coming joy of Passover and Easter, we have anxiety regarding the spread of a virus that is taking lives and changing our way of life, if only temporarily. […]

Physically Distant but Socially Connected

By: Candace McKibben It seems ironic that in this month when we have coined phrases like “social distancing, self-quarantine, and self-isolation,” we are also celebrating the work of social workers in our nation. Social workers are social beings concerned with systems and connecting people with the persons and resources who can best help people help […]

Spring Balance

By: Candace McKibben March 19, 2020 Just after graduating from seminary, I learned about the death of a Southern Baptist minister who was known as Hee Haw’s “Prime Minister of Humor.” It came as a shock. He lived in Louisville, where I attended the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and was a source of pride for […]

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