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Engaging Our Community

Observe Hospice and Palliative Care Month
Executive Director Debbie Shumway

By Debbie Shumway
Executive Director

November is National Hospice and Palliative Care month—a time for people to enhance their understanding of end-of-life care and to encourage conversations around that topic.

For many familie...

Serving you is my privilege
Executive Director Debbie Shumway

By Debbie Shumway
Executive Director

As I begin my first weeks as executive director of Hospice of the Valley, I feel immense gratitude and appreciation for the opportunity to serve families in our community at one of the most meaning...

Having “The Talk” encourages humane end-of-life care

By Ned Stolzberg, MD
and Gobi Paramanandam, MD

It’s the conversation most patients want to have with their doctor but often are afraid to start.

Doctors may be just as reluctant to bring up the subject, even more so because of...

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