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Tidewell Hospice... it's more than you think.

Tidewell Hospice... it's more than you think.

Take a moment to view our beautiful hospice houses.

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Rose takes her work very seriously. But she knows how to have fun, too, and that's what she brings on her visits to patients. She brightens their day.

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Welcome to Tidewell Hospice. Call Toll Free: 855-Tidewell (855-843-3935) Contact Us

For more than 30 years, Tidewell has provided the highest quality care to patients and families living with advanced illness, while honoring human dignity and personal choice. Tidewell strives to treat the whole person — fulfilling physical, psychosocial and spiritual needs — and views the patient and his/her family as a unit. That’s what makes Tidewell so unique in today’s health care picture. You are invited to explore all the programs and services Tidewell has to offer. In doing so, you’ll discover that Tidewell is really about building relationships — providing the comfort and support to deal with complex and difficult issues and, along the way, finding joy in each day. Tidewell doesn’t give you the power to shorten or prolong life, just the power to live it as you choose.

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Congratulations to our First Volunteer Difference Award Winner

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Congratulations to our first Volunteer Difference award winner is Ginny Upshaw, a volunteer from Bradenton, nominated for her extensive work with an ALS patient based on this nomination:

“Ginny provided  immeasurable care to an ALS patient. She has been the constant in the patients life.  Ginny found ways to help ease the frustration of the patient’s families absence for periods of time and she visited as often as necessary to help.  As communication became more difficult, she helped the caregiver develop different ways to help the patient communicate their needs.  They developed communication boards and finally a laser head piece that worked with a computer. As caregiver frustration built, she was there to encourage him to nap, run errands and to take bike rides.  She spent countless hours with the patient, organizing photos, typing captions, preparing insert sheets and running errands to make sure the photos were converted to cd’s that the patient wanted to leave for her family.”

Tidewell introduced the Volunteer Difference award in January. This quarterly award allows families and staff to nominate volunteers for going above and beyond while serving at Tidewell.

Nominations for the Tidewell Volunteer Difference are accepted at any time. All Tidewell Volunteers are eligible for nomination. In order to win, nominees must be in good standing and have been a volunteer with Tidewell for at least six months. Nominations should be based on a specific action(s) taken by a volunteer that demonstrated one or more Tidewell Core Values, with consideration given that the act meets the expectations of Tidewell’s established boundaries for volunteers. Past winners are eligible for nomination one year after their recognition.

Nominees who are not selected as the monthly winner can be re-nominated for the same action once more, and only during the following month. Self-nominations are not accepted.

Pictured are Linda Anderson (Volunteer Coordinator, Bradenton), Ginny Upshaw (volunteer), and Stacy Groff (Director of Volunteer Services).

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Honored for 20 Years of Service…

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At the Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon in Punts Gorda, FL volunteer Frances Bargamian was honored for 20 years of service with Tidewell Hospice. Frances also received the Presidential Call to Service award for more than 4,000 cumulative hours served. Congratulations Frances and a  special thank you to all of our volunteers.

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Lorie Goes Above and Beyond for Family

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Congratulations to February Tidewell Difference Award winner, CNA Lorie Hechavarria, who was chosen based on this nomination:

“Lorie volunteered to drive to a hospital in Fort Myers/Lee County to assist admission nurse Michell Scott in doing an admission of a five-month-old patient.  She drove 100 miles to translate Spanish, as the parents only speak Spanish. This was above and beyond teamwork with another department to ensure best care collaboration and reassurance, trust and relationship development. It was an extremely difficult situation with a patient’s family, not with just because of the communication barrier, but because the patient was so young and the parents had already lost two children prior to the same disease.”

Lorie was recognized by CEO Gerry Radford with a certificate, a special Tidewell Difference pin, a $50 gift card and one day of personal leave.

Nominations for the Tidewell Difference are accepted at any time. All non-supervisory colleagues – full-time, part-time or PRN – are eligible for nomination. In order to win, nominees must be in good standing and have been employed with Tidewell for at least six months. Nominations should be based on a specific action(s) taken by a colleague that demonstrated one or more Tidewell Core Values, with consideration given that the act meets the expectations of Tidewell’s established boundaries for colleagues. Past winners are eligible for nomination one year after their recognition.

Nominees who are not selected as the monthly winner can be re-nominated for the same action once more, and only during the following month. Self-nominations are not accepted.

 

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