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

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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.

Meet Rose

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.


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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Melanie is a ‘True Hospice Nurse’

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Congratulations to Melanie Ide, RN, from Englewood Hospice House, the May Tidewell Difference Award winner. Her nomination explains how she makes a difference at Tidewell.

“I first came to know Melanie at the PCHH a few years ago.  She always works day tour and I always work night tour.  We spend most of our interactive time together in shift report.  This is where I have come to know and admire the “true hospice nurse” in Melanie.  As she is sharing the day’s events with me, we brainstorm together on ways to make our patients more comfortable and get their symptoms better managed and their families embraced.  She makes a point of preparing the patients and their loved ones for my takeover, prior to the start of my shift.  Together we stop in each patient’s room and she makes the formal introduction and also assures them they are in good hands.  How wonderful for me, that I am starting my shift having patients and families both trusting in my abilities.  She has a gentle way of putting folks at ease and making them feel safe and secure.  Most times in our profession, that is half the challenge.  No matter the situation, she remains calm and poised.  Melanie brings to Tidewell her hospice training from England and together with the skill-set learned at Tidewell, has made for the ‘ultimate in patient care’ at the Englewood Hospice House.  Patients sometimes do not stay with us long at the hospice houses, so our time to make a difference is limited.  Melanie achieves this most every time.  Melanie is always offering to help her co-workers, provide guidance when needed and is never afraid to secure the assistance of her colleagues, if the situation warrants it.  I myself have learned so much from her and know that we at Tidewell are Blessed to have her on our TEAM!”

Melanie 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, and can be made using the form posted on Happenings. All non-supervisory colleagues – full-time, part-time or PRN – are eligible. 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 specific action(s) taken by a colleague that demonstrates one or more Tidewell Core Values.


Tidewell Tuesdays and Expert Speaker Series

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As a member of the clergy you may be called upon to minister to the bereaved following the death of a loved one. If you are not comfortable in that role or have had little training in providing this form of care, this workshop is for you.

The workshop includes:
• An overview of grief
• How to recognize complicated grief
• Ways to help the bereaved
• Helpful, and not so helpful, things to say

9 to 11 am

Registration begins at 8:30 

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Tidewell Hospice

5955 Rand Boulevard, Sarasota

To register, call Tracy Ann Green (941) 894-1755. There is no charge for this program.


Kenneth M. Kinzie, MSW, LCSW, Vice President of Tidewell’s Grief Education and Support Center. Ken has more than 25 years of professional experience assisting the bereaved and with employee assistance programs.

Jim Monahan, M Ed, Tidewell Executive Vice President of Community Engagement. Jim has more than 25 years of hospice experience, has lectured about loss, grief and hospice care in England, Australia, New Zealand and China, and has written extensively about grief and helping the bereaved.

The Tidewell Expert Speaker Series is an ongoing program of talks featuring local, national and internationally recognized experts. The programs are designed to assist professionals in the community to better understand and assist the bereaved and terminally ill.


Remembering All Our Fallen Heroes

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For more than two centuries, Americans have been called to defend the founding ideals of our democracy.  Memorial Day has been set aside specifically to honor those military men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice while defending the freedom of our nation.

Tidewell is proud to join in the recognition of those who gave their lives in service to America and its grateful citizens. In preparation for Memorial Day on Monday, May 25, we invite you to pause for a moment to reflect on our fallen heroes and the importance of their sacrifice and service.

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