Hospice of the North Coast Honors Friends and Founders

Hospice of the North Coast (HNC) hosted “A Vision Realized” Friends and Founders appreciation brunch on Sunday, November 17, 2013 in Carlsbad

Online PR News – 27-November-2013 – Carlsbad, CA – Hospice of the North Coast (HNC) hosted “A Vision Realized” Friends and Founders appreciation brunch on Sunday, November 17, 2013 in Carlsbad. Mistress of Ceremonies, Dawn Hall Cunneen, Partner with Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves and Savitch, LLP, presented awards and recognized honorees who have been instrumental in supporting the outreach efforts of HNC, a non-profit organization that provides end-of-life care to terminally ill patients and bereavement support to their families.

During the event, three awards were bestowed: Loretta Ames Award to William Gumpert (posthumous); Founders Award to Connie McIntire; Heart of Hospice Award to Knox and June Williams. The following honorees were also recognized for their contributions: Mary Jane Boyd, Dr. Robert and Jaleh Brunst; Father Paul Camm (posthumous); Kay Cogswell, LCSW; Mary Eacott, RN, MSN; Father Michel Gagnon (posthumous); Keator Hayes; LeAyn Ingels; Scott Johnson; David Kulchin; Andre “Toni” Leightag (posthumous); Colleen O’Harra; Ruth Joy Orner, PhD; Anne Portante Speraw and Ray Taylor (posthumous).

According to HNC Executive Director Nerice Kaufman, “Each of these honorees have made a significant impact on our organization and have helped us realize our vision to provide quality hospice care for residents of North County. Every individual we are honoring has contributed in a meaningful way to founding and establishing HNC and have been instrumental to the growth and expanded services we offer today. We’re truly grateful for their support and for our sponsors who underwrote the cost of the event.” Sponsors included: AKT, LLP; Bobbie Hoder; Horizons Oxygen and Medical Equipment; Inland Valley Humane Society & S.P.C.A.; Scripps Hospice; WSP Corporate Benefits & Insurance Services, Inc.; Torrey Pines Bank; and Hospice of the North Coast Board of Directors.

HNC recently opened a 4500 square-foot Pacifica House facility in Carlsbad to offer patients an environment that’s a home-like alternative to staying in the hospital, and where they can safely and comfortably receive around the clock hospice palliative care. It’s the first freestanding hospice facility of its kind in North County with a registered nurse on site 24/7 and six private patient suites. Hospice of the North Coast was established in 1980 and provides a wide array of services to facilitate the needs of terminally ill patients and their families. HNC hosts a variety of fundraising events throughout the year and operates a resale shop as well as a family support camp. To learn more, visit www.hospicenorthcoast.org or call Yvette Williams at (760) 448-4234.