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Engaging Our Community

Serving you is my privilege
Deb Shumway, Executive Director

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...

Hospice and palliative care, from conception to birth and beyond

By Pam Roman
Director of inpatient/pediatric services

Editor’s note: Hospice of the Valley is the only hospice in Arizona that provides pediatric and palliative care services. In this Q and A, Pam Roman, RN, describes the services, wh...