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‘Being Mortal’ film, discussion slated Feb. 23 at hospital (Local News ~ 02/16/17)
A free screening and discussion of the PBS Frontline film “Being Mortal,” based on the best-selling book by Dr. Atul Gawande of Harvard Medical School, is scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23 at Putnam County Hospital. The film is credited with sparking national conversation that brings medical professionals and community members together to discuss what matters most to patients and families facing difficult treatment decisions and how to have such conversations ahead of a medical crisis…

November great time for family discussion (Letter to the Editor ~ 11/17/16)
November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Awareness Month. November is also a time when families get together for holiday celebrations. That makes November a great opportunity to have discussions about what matters, in life, in health, but also in sickness and end of life…

It’s National Hospice and Palliative Care Month (Letter to the Editor ~ 11/03/16)
To the Editor: November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month, a time to raise awareness about the compassionate care offered by hospice and palliative care providers. In and around Putnam County there are multiple hospice and healthcare providers, all focusing on the comfort and dignity of those coping with a serious or life-limiting illness. Hospice professionals and trained volunteers provide expert care to keep patients comfortable and informed…

 ‘What Matters?’ program set for faith communities (Local News ~ 10/28/16)
On Thursday, Nov. 3 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. the Putnam County Hospice and Palliative Care Association (PCHPCA) will host the program “What Matters?” for Faith Communities. The program is a free luncheon for pastors and lay leaders to discuss what resources are available for their congregants regarding advance care directives, care during a serious illness and end-of-life issues…

Nearly $120,000 in grants awarded at Community Foundation breakfast (Local News ~ 06/03/16)
An early morning crowd of nearly 60 was greeted Friday by Putnam County Community Foundation President Todd Lewis to celebrate the Community Foundation’s 2016 Spring Grant Awards Breakfast. Lewis gratefully acknowledged the two breakfast sponsors, Robert Hardwick of Edward Jones Investments and North Salem State Bank. The breakfast in Greencastle High School’s McAnally Center was catered by Almost Home…

May 19 program on Starting Important Conversations (Local News ~ 05/13/16)
The Putnam County Hospice and Palliative Care Association will sponsor “Starting Important Conversations” on Thursday, May 19. The program is scheduled for noon to 2 p.m. in the third-floor classroom at Putnam County Hospital. Lunch will be provided…

‘Before I Die …’ hopes and dreams sought (Local News ~ 04/25/16)
“Before I Die” is an interactive public art project that invites people to share their personal aspirations in a public space. The original wall was created by artist Candy Chang after she lost someone she loved. In February 2011, she created the first wall on an abandoned house in New Orleans…

National Healthcare Decisions Day (Local News ~ 04/10/16)
The Putnam County Hospice and Palliative Care Association (PCHPCA), along with other national, state and community organizations are participating in a massive effort to highlight the importance of advance healthcare decision-making — an effort that has culminated in the formal designation of April 16 as National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD)…

Putnam Hospice and Palliative Care Association created (Local News ~ 03/15/16)
A new association has been formed to serve Putnam County residents. The Putnam County Hospice and Palliative Care Association has been created after months of planning by the Putnam Community Foundation, Putnam County Hospital and other community members…