Springhill Hospice is lauded for restoring an empty pub into a tea

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Springhill Hospice is lauded for restoring an empty pub into a tea room

Pamela Gray, team leader (left) and Sarah-Lee Ford, income services manager at Springhill Hospice

Springhill Hospice has been praised for its ‘inventive’ work to renovate an empty pub.

The charity received an award from Hospice UK in recognition of its transformation of The Craven Heifer into Springhill Tea Rooms and Gift Shop at the Craven.

The Broad Lane site had been derelict for two years, but was taken on by the hospice in early 2014 and revamped into the building to sell cuppas, cakes and other items to raise funds for the charity.

Now, the venture, which was launched last December, has received the Most Inventive Hospice Retail Initiative Award at the recent Hospice UK Retail Conference.

Julie Halliwell, chief executive at Springhill Hospice said: “I am delighted that we have won this award. Staff and volunteers have worked so hard to renovate the premises and get the tea room and gift shop up and running.

They very much deserve recognition for the work they have done. It is increasingly difficult to secure the funds we need to operate the Hospice, and we are constantly looking for innovative income generation schemes.

“The sale of the pub came at just the right time for us, and gave us an opportunity to house our income services team at the same time as developing the tea room and gift shop. We are very grateful to the public for continuing to support us so well.”

The tea room has space for 60 customers and serves home made treats such as crumpets, sandwiches, cakes, soup and afternoon tea. An outdoor seating area is being set up for the summer months.

Sarah-Lee Ford, income services manager at Springhill Hospice added: “Opening the tea rooms has been one of our biggest challenges for the income services team.

However, it’s also been one of the most rewarding seeing people meeting friends and enjoying a cake and a catch up whilst making money for the hospice.”

Antonia Bunnin, director of Hospice Support and Development at Hospice UK, added: “In recent years there have been lots of headlines about pub closures and empty premises in our communities.

“The way that Springhill Hospice has brought this old building back to life, back to the community – all while raising vital funds for hospice care – is a wonderfully impressive and creative initiative that deserves to be recognised.”

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Yolo Hospice Accepted into National Partnership for Hospice Innovation #home #health #care

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Yolo Hospice Accepted into National Partnership for Hospice Innovation

September 15, 2015

DAVIS, Calif. Sept. 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Yolo Hospice, headquartered in Davis, has become one of just two California hospices to be accepted into the National Partnership for Hospice Innovation (NPHI).

NPHI is a nationwide collaborative of not-for-profit, community-integrated hospice and palliative care providers who play a unique role as a crucial safety net for the sickest, most vulnerable patients in their collective communities. According to Craig Dresang, Executive Director of Yolo Hospice, “The partnership’s vision is that every American receives exceptional care during their last stage of life, and that the care is consistent with each individual’s goals, values, and preferences. Members of the partnership invest heavily in bedside care, provide robust bereavement services, offer psychosocial and spiritual support, and consistently achieve the highest standard of care.”

A priority of NPHI is to stand as leaders in the provision of the highest quality hospice care, to document that leadership through gathering and disseminating data on quality and value, and to set the standard for excellence nationwide. Members, built from the union of the National Hospice Work Group and the Hospice Innovations Group, continue to serve as historic, longstanding leaders in hospice as guardians of the community interest in end-of-life care.

Dresang says of the partnership, “The key areas of focus include organizational excellence, strategic engagement, data collection and quality initiatives.” Some of the nation’s most highly regarded hospice and palliative care programs are among the group’s membership, including Nathan Adelson Hospice in Nevada, Capital Caring in Washington DC, VNSNY Hospice and Palliative Care in New York, and Midwest CareCenter in Chicago, which is where Dresang was a hospice executive prior to his arrival at Yolo Hospice.

As the first established hospice in the Sacramento Valley, Yolo Hospice has the longest regional track record as experts in caring for people who have a life-limiting illness. They serve more than 180 communities in the five counties of Yolo, Colusa, Sacramento, Solano and Sutter.





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Winston Salem State University – page 2

I am looking at the accelerated program through WSSU as well. So far I’m getting the impression that they might not be as organized or as interested in speaking with potential students as UNC/CH or Emory, for example. I had appointments to speak with people at those schools within a week of my inquiry. At WSSU they are offering me an appointment 4 weeks down the road.

I am moving back to NC this summer and am trying to decide between Durham (Duke or UNC/CH options) or Winston-Salem (anything other than WSSU. anyone knows of?)

Either way I go, I’ll have 2 semesters of the pre-reqs to complete at the community college. As a 45 yr old I would like to choose a city where I think I could potentially stay and call home, and make it work rather than considering moving again in another year. I love everything about W-S except for the reservations I currently have about WSSU. Like the school options in Durham, but not the cost of living (for UNC at least.)

How many students DO apply to the WSSU program? Is it ridiculously difficult to get into?

If you have a high previous GPA say 3.3 or higher, you should look into UNC Greensboro’s nursing program. I just graduated. It is an excellent school. In fact, it was one of the three schools selected nationally by the National League of Nursing as a center of nursing education excellence.

The school is small enough for a personal touch and large enough to have resourses. UNCG graduates are highly regarded and sought after by all the area hospitals. In short, we have an excellent local, state and national reputation. UNCG has an average NCLEX 1st test pass rate around 92% and 100% pass rate for the 8% who took it the 2nd time. Just for reference, UNCG averages graduating about 90 students. So 7 out of 90 not passing the first time isn’t to bad.

That being said, admissions is tough. It depends mostly on GPA, and then on a pre-nursing class with lab that is used as a semester long interview. If your GPA is less than 3.0 lifetime, there is no reason to even apply. If you want a realistic chance of getting in, then 3.5 is the real goal.If you do poorly in NUR210/220 or get a bad reference from clinical faculty you will not get in. Also, grades in classes like biology, chemistry, micro, and A P need to be high, straight A’s if possible.

Hope all the info helps.


Hospice to expand into Broward County #gentiva #hospice

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Hospice of Palm Beach County heads to Broward

Nonprofit has hired 40 to expand operation

August 8, 2011 | By Bob LaMendola, Sun Sentinel

The nonprofit Hospice of Palm Beach County will expand into Broward County this month with a newly hired staff of 40 and plans to recruit more black and Hispanic patients into end-of-life care.

The hospice beat out three other companies competing in a state process to add an additional hospice service in Broward, where relatively low numbers of patients take advantage of the care.

“We plan to bring all our programs and services such as our integrative therapy that incorporates music and massage as well as Reiki healing, all of which are holistic care,” Jennifer Martinez, a spokeswoman for the agency, said Monday.

The operation, based in West Palm Beach, runs the largest hospice program in Palm Beach County .

Hospices offer nursing and physician care designed not to cure but to give patients a pleasing quality of life free from pain in their final months before death.

The agency expects to see its first Broward patient in August and told state regulators that it plans to grow to an estimated 570 patients a year in its second year of operation. Broward already has five other hospice companies, but state officials last year said they identified a need for one more.

About 56 percent of Broward hospital patients and falling choose to receive hospice care in their homes or in institutions, Florida health officials said in a report on the new Broward hospice. That’s fifth lowest among 27 regions of the state. The rate is 70 percent in the region of Palm Beach and nearby counties.

State officials said they chose the Palm Beach County hospice because, in part, it committed to do more outreach and recruiting among black and Hispanic patients, who have lower than average usage of end-of-life care.

“Most of our patients are cared for in their own home or wherever they are living,” Martinez said. The agency may open a free-standing hospice building, as it has in West Palm Beach.

The agency will sink $1 million into starting its new Fort Lauderdale office, with the operation to cost about $3 million a year.

The hospice won state approval a year ago, but the decision was appealed by companies that lost the bidding: Compassionate Care Hospice of Florida based in Parsippany, N.J.; Douglas Gardens of Broward based in Miami, and Odyssey Healthcare of Central Florida based in Dallas, Texas.





Tesla unveils discreet new rooftop solar panels #tesla, #tesla #solar #panels, #new


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Tesla unveils discreet new rooftop solar panels

Elon Musk s solar roof tiles won t fit the bill for every home. Some homeowners won t want to replace their entire roofs. but Tesla. of course, already has a solution. They re now marketing sleek, low-profile solar panels that are easy to install and better blend in with roofs than traditional panels.

Leave it to Tesla to offer an elegant alternative to traditional solar panels. They updated the Energy section of their website over the weekend to include new images of their solar panels. The seamless look of the new technology is thanks to integrated front skirts and no visible mounting hardware according to Tesla s website. Electrek said these features come from Zep Solar. a mounting equipment company SolarCity acquired before Tesla s acquisition. Zep Solar engineers designed the rail-less system Solar City employed to slash solar installation times in half.

Tesla says their panels exceed industry standards for durability and lifespan on their website. Panasonic will be manufacturing the exclusive panels at the Gigafactory 2 in Buffalo, New York. There aren t many specifics available for the new solar panels yet, but Electrek said they will be 325-watt panels. They noted Panasonic sells other 325 watt panels, and those have a 25-year power output warranty and a 21.76 percent module efficiency.

Tesla and before that SolarCity used to install solar panels from multiple suppliers as many solar companies do, but told Electrek once these new panels go into production, Tesla will use them for all residential projects in the future. It seems Elon Musk aims at offering solar solutions with better aesthetics for those who have been hesitant to go solar in the past with the bulky rooftop options.

Anyone interested right now can request a custom quote on Tesla s website. The company told Electrek production should begin this summer.


Hospice to expand into Broward County #hoteldeals

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Hospice of Palm Beach County heads to Broward

Nonprofit has hired 40 to expand operation

August 8, 2011 | By Bob LaMendola, Sun Sentinel

The nonprofit Hospice of Palm Beach County will expand into Broward County this month with a newly hired staff of 40 and plans to recruit more black and Hispanic patients into end-of-life care.

The hospice beat out three other companies competing in a state process to add an additional hospice service in Broward, where relatively low numbers of patients take advantage of the care.

“We plan to bring all our programs and services such as our integrative therapy that incorporates music and massage as well as Reiki healing, all of which are holistic care,” Jennifer Martinez, a spokeswoman for the agency, said Monday.

The operation, based in West Palm Beach, runs the largest hospice program in Palm Beach County .

Hospices offer nursing and physician care designed not to cure but to give patients a pleasing quality of life free from pain in their final months before death.

The agency expects to see its first Broward patient in August and told state regulators that it plans to grow to an estimated 570 patients a year in its second year of operation. Broward already has five other hospice companies, but state officials last year said they identified a need for one more.

About 56 percent of Broward hospital patients and falling choose to receive hospice care in their homes or in institutions, Florida health officials said in a report on the new Broward hospice. That’s fifth lowest among 27 regions of the state. The rate is 70 percent in the region of Palm Beach and nearby counties.

State officials said they chose the Palm Beach County hospice because, in part, it committed to do more outreach and recruiting among black and Hispanic patients, who have lower than average usage of end-of-life care.

“Most of our patients are cared for in their own home or wherever they are living,” Martinez said. The agency may open a free-standing hospice building, as it has in West Palm Beach.

The agency will sink $1 million into starting its new Fort Lauderdale office, with the operation to cost about $3 million a year.

The hospice won state approval a year ago, but the decision was appealed by companies that lost the bidding: Compassionate Care Hospice of Florida based in Parsippany, N.J.; Douglas Gardens of Broward based in Miami, and Odyssey Healthcare of Central Florida based in Dallas, Texas.





Springhill Hospice is lauded for restoring an empty pub into a tea

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Springhill Hospice is lauded for restoring an empty pub into a tea room

Pamela Gray, team leader (left) and Sarah-Lee Ford, income services manager at Springhill Hospice

Springhill Hospice has been praised for its ‘inventive’ work to renovate an empty pub.

The charity received an award from Hospice UK in recognition of its transformation of The Craven Heifer into Springhill Tea Rooms and Gift Shop at the Craven.

The Broad Lane site had been derelict for two years, but was taken on by the hospice in early 2014 and revamped into the building to sell cuppas, cakes and other items to raise funds for the charity.

Now, the venture, which was launched last December, has received the Most Inventive Hospice Retail Initiative Award at the recent Hospice UK Retail Conference.

Julie Halliwell, chief executive at Springhill Hospice said: “I am delighted that we have won this award. Staff and volunteers have worked so hard to renovate the premises and get the tea room and gift shop up and running.

They very much deserve recognition for the work they have done. It is increasingly difficult to secure the funds we need to operate the Hospice, and we are constantly looking for innovative income generation schemes.

“The sale of the pub came at just the right time for us, and gave us an opportunity to house our income services team at the same time as developing the tea room and gift shop. We are very grateful to the public for continuing to support us so well.”

The tea room has space for 60 customers and serves home made treats such as crumpets, sandwiches, cakes, soup and afternoon tea. An outdoor seating area is being set up for the summer months.

Sarah-Lee Ford, income services manager at Springhill Hospice added: “Opening the tea rooms has been one of our biggest challenges for the income services team.

However, it’s also been one of the most rewarding seeing people meeting friends and enjoying a cake and a catch up whilst making money for the hospice.”

Antonia Bunnin, director of Hospice Support and Development at Hospice UK, added: “In recent years there have been lots of headlines about pub closures and empty premises in our communities.

“The way that Springhill Hospice has brought this old building back to life, back to the community – all while raising vital funds for hospice care – is a wonderfully impressive and creative initiative that deserves to be recognised.”

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Our newspapers include the flagship Manchester Evening News – Britain’s largest circulating regional daily with up to 130,485 copies – as well as 20 local weekly titles across Greater Manchester, Cheshire and Lancashire.

Free morning newspaper, The Metro, published every weekday, is also part of our portfolio, delivering more than 200,000 readers in Greater Manchester.

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Rob joined Trinity Mirror in 2001 and was editor of the Daily Post North Wales for seven years. He was also publishing director for Trinity Mirror North Wales and Cheshire.

He grew up in Stockport, Greater Manchester and has worked in the local newspaper industry for 27 years.

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Richard Wheatstone Blackley, Cheetham Hill, Crumpsall, Collyhurst, Harpurhey, Openshaw, Moston, Newton Heath, Ancoats, Clayton, Gorton, Ardwick Amy Glendinning Moss Side, Hulme, Whalley Range, Longsight, Rusholme, Levenshulme, Burnage Chris Slater North and East Manchester Emily Heward Digital Journalist Emma Flanagan Digital Journalist