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Community Hospice Efforts Garner National Recognition

May 18, 2016

Community Hospice of Northeast Florida has received nine national awards for our We Choose advertising campaign over the past two weeks.  

The organization recently joined forces with ruckus. advertising + public relations to launch the campaign to better convey the organization’s unmatched quality, service and satisfaction in the region.  

“Our goal was to incorporate a fresh look and feel into our nonprofit’s marketing and advertising by highlighting services that distinguish us as a local leader in advanced illness and not just a hospice organization,” said Lisa Acheson Luther, director of communications and brand for Community Hospice. “One year later, the accolades from our collaboration with ruckus. and our patient families are a testament to the power of good storytelling.”

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Patients With Advanced Illness Have a New Choice for Living Better

January 6, 2016

Community Hospice of Northeast Florida is one of only 141 hospice providers nationwide participating in the Medicare Care Choices Model – a new option that allows Medicare beneficiaries to receive curative and comfort care at the same time.

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Community PedsCare® Child Life Specialist and Doctor Honored as Health Care Heroes by Jacksonville Business Journal

November 19, 2015

Danielle Eaves Hernandez and Dr. Kelly Cronin Komatz were recognized as 2015 Health Care Heroes by the Jacksonville Business Journal on Tuesday. Both play an integral role in Community PedsCare®, the pediatric hospice and palliative care program of Community Hospice of Northeast Florida.

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New JCCI Report Sets Standard For Comprehensive Approach to Age-Friendly Community

October 2, 2015

Jacksonville should turbocharge its economic growth by helping 50-plus residents embrace “encore” careers. Northeast Florida businesses should create workplace policies that support family members caring for frail or disabled loved ones. The community should create a private membership service to help older people get around even if they can no longer drive themselves, and encourage building homes designed so that people can live independently throughout their lives.

These are among the recommendations from a new Jacksonville Community Council, Inc., (JCCI) study, “Re-Think Aging,” released today during JCCI’s 2015 annual meeting at WJXT.

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Lyerly Joins Community Hospice as Strategy Lead

September 15, 2015

Community Hospice of Northeast Florida has appointed John Lyerly as senior vice president of strategy. In his new role, Lyerly is responsible for directing all efforts related to the development and implementation of the Community Hospice strategic plan to ensure long-term growth and sustainability

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Florida Council on Aging Installs Susan Ponder-Stansel as President

August 17, 2015

StanselSusan Ponder-Stansel, president and CEO of Community Hospice of Northeast Florida, was installed as the president of the Florida Council on Aging (FCOA) during its annual conference in Orlando. The FCOA is the oldest and largest Florida-based association serving and representing older adults through advocacy, education and innovation.

Ponder-Stansel’s two-year appointment further solidifies her commitment to providing services that allow this booming segment of the population to have the support, tools and resources needed to remain in their communities and thrive and age in place. Ponder-Stansel takes over the FCOA reins from LuMarie Polivka-West, senior vice president at the Florida Health Care Association and a member of the faculty at Florida State University. 

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Community Hospice One of 140 Hospices Selected Nationwide to Participate in the Medicare Care Choices Model

August 3, 2015

Only hospice in Northeast Florida to provide palliative and curative care concurrently

Community Hospice of Northeast Florida, Inc. is one of 140 hospices nationwide to be selected to participate in the Medicare Care Choices Model – a new option to allow Medicare beneficiaries to receive curative and comfort care at the same time. 


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EverBank, PGA TOUR and The PGA TOUR Wives Helps Kids Battling Serious Illness

June 1, 2015

“These Kids Can Jam” provided a day at THE TOUR Championship and charitable support for this community initiative.

The PGA TOUR Wives Association hosted the 7th Annual These Kids Can Play event on Tuesday, May 5, exclusively for Community PedsCare® patients and their families at the Stadium Village at THE PLAYERS. 

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Everbank, The Players Championship and the PGA Tour Wives Association Join Together to Support Community PedsCare®

May 5, 2015

Recognizing the vital services provided by Community PedsCare® to families across Northeast Florida, EverBank, the PGA TOUR Wives Association and THE PLAYERS Championship joined again to support the nationally-recognized program of Community Hospice of Northeast Florida that provides palliative and hospice care for children with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions.

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Community Hospice Awarded Hospice Honors Elite Status Two Years Running

May 4, 2015

Community Hospice of Northeast Florida has once again been designated Elite Status by Deyta, a division of HEALTHCAREfirst, as part of its Hospice Honors program. Hospice Honors is a landmark compilation of more than 1,700 hospices providing the highest level of satisfaction as measured from the caregiver’s point of view. Only 2 percent of the hospices evaluated received the Elite Status designation.

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Media Inquiries

Community Hospice is an excellent resource for up-to-date information on end-of-life care in our community. We invite members of the media to contact the Communications Department at any time.

Terry Brown, communications manager, media relations
Office: 904.407.6261
Cell: 904.515.8524