Cornerstone Hospice and Palliative Care believes in communication. We've started our blog in order to open up the conversation with those in need. This blog will be updated regularly by a variety of staff members and executives, to give you a broader insight into the daily working of Cornerstone Hospice. Feel free to add your comments to make the conversation even better by clicking on the title of any article.
By Nick Buchholz, Executive Director
Posted on Mon, 25 Oct 2010
Have you had about enough with all the yelling and screaming surrounding the upcoming elections? There was a time when problems weren't something to drag up on talk shows and commercials.
Your spouse made you mad? Pull out the People magazine and read in silence. Didn't like your neighbor's dog? Sit on the porch and don't say a word when they pull in the driveway. Tell a politician you want "home security" and they will nod while cutting funding from the schools. But sit there shaking your head in judgmental silence and they won't know what you want--they will have to give you everything!
My point is this: Silent Communication is a good thing! And the Cornerstone Hospice Foundation is rolling out some new silent communication that we think will help us communicate better.
Check out our new Silent Communications:
Unlike your neighbor that has to mow the lawn AND fix the fence AND wash the car AND trim the trees on the one morning you want to sleep in, all this is done silently.
Posted on Wed, 25 Aug 2010
Challenges are what drive us at Cornerstone Hospice. We see them as nothing more than chances to prove we can rise to a higher level than some thought possible. Facing these challenges and creating opportunities for success are how we built our reputation.
The challenges are out there. On the most personal level, our staff work every day with patient challenges and those who love and care for them. Most days, it means finding just the right combination of care to bring physical, emotional and spiritual comfort to someone in pain. At other times it is more dramatic—creating a special wish that seemed beyond reach, building a new Hospice House, delivering holiday meals to patient’s homes or creating the right atmosphere to bring dignity and peace at the end of life.
For more than a year, the Hospice community has been on the edge of our collective seat, watching the political process that has consumed health care reform provide us additional challenges. The struggling economy meant that new ways had to be developed to not only continue to provide all of the services we are committed to, but also to keep moving forward and reaching out to all those who need our help.
There have been many people over the years that have influenced our growth and advanced Cornerstone’s work, but we would not have been nearly as successful without the tremendous support of our donors. Dollar for dollar, every gift to Cornerstone Hospice directly impacts patients and the families we serve.
We are thankful each day for your continued support. On behalf of the families and individuals who have benefited from your generosity, thank you.
Posted on Tue, 16 Mar 2010