Hospice of Chattanooga will celebrate the addition of the Good Shepherd Hospice Agency to its network of service providers with a ribbon cutting on Monday, Dec. 17.
The office located at 125 Medical Park Lane, Suite C, in Murphy, N.C., will host the ribbon cutting at noon. The event marks not only a significant expansion of end-of-life services currently being offered in Cherokee, Clay, Graham and Macon counties, but also Hospice of Chattanooga’s network expansion into North Carolina. All members of the community and local officials are invited to attend.
As part of Hospice of Chattanooga’s network, Good Shepherd will now provide palliative care services, which offers relief to patients who suffer from symptoms and stress of serious illnesses. This type of care is administered by specially-trained medical professionals to improve the quality of life for both the patients and their families.
Tracy Wood, president and CEO of Hospice of Chattanooga, said, “We welcome Good Shepherd to our family of hospice and palliative care providers. We look forward to continuing their mission to give patients the opportunity to live the best lives they can, especially as they embark on their end-of-life journeys. All programs in Hospice of Chattanooga’s network are non profit organizations that are dedicated to providing life-affirming support for those in the community who face physical, emotional, and spiritual challenges that come at the end of life.”
Good Shepherd will continue its outstanding end-of-life care in the community as part of the Hospice of Chattanooga Network. The agency will continue to provide care teams of nurses, social workers, members of the faith community and volunteers to help patients and their families through the most difficult of times. These caregivers work with families to determine how best to comfortably manage their loved ones’ symptoms and pain, and offer grief support for a year after a patient’s passing and longer, if needed.