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The 2018 Frederic H. Kass III, M.D. Endowed Scholarship Fund Scholarship Recipients Announced

Posted on:Thursday, June 21st, 2018 @ 11:56 am

Hospice of Washington County (HWC) recently the announced the 2018 Dr. Frederic H. Kass, III, M.D. Scholarship recipients. Pictured are the scholarship recipients from left to right –Hillary Evans, Hanna Moser and Graycen Scott. With the recipients is Dr. Frederic H. Kass, III, one of the founders of HWC.

(Hagerstown, MD) – Three students pursuing careers in the healthcare field were recently named as the recipients of the 2018 Frederic H. Kass III, M.D. Endowed Scholarship Fund. Dr. Frederic Kass is one of the founders of Hospice of Washington County, Inc. (HWC). To honor Dr. Kass’s tireless efforts, HWC’s Board of Directors established the …

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Pet Partners Animal Team Evaluations to be held at HWC!

Posted on:Wednesday, June 20th, 2018 @ 3:10 pm

Ginger Grimm and Princess Pea 3 Resized

Pet Therapy Volunteers Needed! Help bring joy and comfort to those in need by visiting hospice patients with your pet! Hospice of Washington County, Inc. is proud to offer the Pet Partners® Therapy Animal Team Evaluation Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018 (Time TBD) 747 Northern Avenue, Hagerstown, MD 21742 Bring your dog and be evaluated to …

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Registration Now Open for Summer Volunteer Training Class!

Posted on:Friday, June 8th, 2018 @ 2:00 pm

Nurse comforting patient

Have you ever considered becoming a Hospice of Washington County Volunteer? Make a difference by offering invaluable companionship and support! Join our upcoming Volunteer Training Class! July 25 and August 1   8:30am-4:00pm Hospice of Washington County is seeking reliable, compassionate volunteers to make visits to our terminally ill patients and families in their homes or nursing …

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Have Breakfast with Hospice of Washington County!

Posted on:Thursday, April 19th, 2018 @ 4:55 pm

Have Breakfast with Hospice of Washington County Hospice of Washington County Inc. (HWC) is hosting a breakfast at the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts on Thursday, May 3, 2018 from 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM. The breakfast is an informational session for interested business members and community residents to learn more about the nonprofit, …

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Q2 Newsletter is now available

Posted on:Thursday, April 12th, 2018 @ 11:51 am

The Hospice of Washington County (HWC) 2nd Quarter Newsletter is now available. We invite you to read about HWC’s services, programs and upcoming events. Just click here Hospice of Washington County 2Q 2018 Newsletter

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1st Quarter Newsletter is now available

Posted on:Wednesday, January 31st, 2018 @ 11:01 am

The Hospice of Washington County (HWC) 1st Quarter Newsletter is now available. We invite you to read about HWC’s services, programs and upcoming events. Just click here Hospice of Washington County Q1 2018 Newsletter

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THE FREDERIC H. KASS III, M.D. ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP FUND APPLICATIONS NOW AVAILABLE

Posted on:Tuesday, January 30th, 2018 @ 1:09 pm

Applications for the 2018 Frederic H. Kass III, M.D. Endowed Scholarship Fund are now available. Dr. Frederic Kass is one of the founders of Hospice of Washington County, Inc. (HWC). To honor Dr. Kass’s tireless efforts, HWC’s Board of Directors established the Frederic H. Kass III, M.D. Endowed Scholarship Fund. The fund is designed to …

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WJEJ RADIO-THON IS BROADCASTING LIVE FROM 747 NORTHERN AVE ON FEB. 10TH

Posted on:Wednesday, January 24th, 2018 @ 4:28 pm

Caption: Tune in to WJEJ Radio 1240 on Saturday, February 10, 2018 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for the 5th Annual “Have A Heart for Doey’s House” Radio-Thon. The event will be held at Hospice Offices at 747 Northern Avenue in Hagerstown. The number to call is 301-791-6927. Getting ready for the event are Karen Giffin, HWC’s Senior Director of Development and Public Relations; Lou Scally of WJEJ and Dr. Charles Chaney, HWC’s Development Chair and Secretary of the Board of Directors.

Tune in to WJEJ Radio 1240 on Saturday, February 10, 2018 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for the 5th Annual “Have A Heart for Doey’s House” Radio-Thon. The proceeds will support the Hospice of Washington County (HWC) Endowment, which has been established to assist the vital programs and services of HWC including Doey’s House. …

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DOEY’S HOUSE RECEIVES FINAL CERTIFICATION

Posted on:Friday, January 19th, 2018 @ 1:39 pm

Officials of Hospice of Washington County Inc. are pleased to announce that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have certified Doey’s House to administer General Inpatient (GIP) Care. GIP care is for hospice patients that have severe pain and other symptoms that require an advanced level of care. “The CMS certification was the …

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New Volunteer Opportunity at Doey’s House!

Posted on:Wednesday, December 13th, 2017 @ 3:09 pm

Hospice of Washington County’s Volunteer Department is pleased to announce a new volunteer opportunity at Doey’s House. We are in need of two volunteers each morning from 7am-10am to help prepare breakfast in the kitchen.  No cooking experience is needed.  All of the breakfast foods at Doey’s House are simple things that just need to be …

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Registration Now Open for January Volunteer Training Class!

Posted on:Thursday, November 16th, 2017 @ 10:50 am

Nurse comforting patient

Have you ever considered becoming a Hospice of Washington County Volunteer? Make a difference by offering invaluable companionship and support! Join our upcoming Volunteer Training Class! January 17 and 24   8:30am-4:00pm Hospice of Washington County is seeking reliable, compassionate volunteers to make visits to our terminally ill patients and families in their homes or nursing facilities.  …

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MARSHA KNICELY CELEBRATES HER BIRTHDAY WITH A SPECIAL ART AUCTION FOR DOEY’S HOUSE

Posted on:Tuesday, October 17th, 2017 @ 1:10 pm

“A Celebration of Art by Marsha and Friends” will be held on Sunday, Oct. 22 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Sagittarius Salon & Spa located at 1136 Conrad Court in Hagerstown.  The event will benefit Hospice of Washington County’s Doey’s House. Shown here is Jordan Knicely and Marsha Knicely showcasing art for the event.

Marsha Knicely decided to forego the normal cake, ice cream and balloons for her 70th birthday; and instead, she decided to help others while showcasing her love of art. Therefore, “A Celebration of Art by Marsha and Friends” will be held on Sunday, Oct. 22 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Sagittarius Salon & …

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4th Quarter Newsletter is now available

Posted on:Monday, October 16th, 2017 @ 11:45 am

The Hospice of Washington County (HWC) 4th Quarter Newsletter is now available. We invite you to read about HWC’s services, programs and upcoming events. Just click here Hospice of Washington County Q4 Newsletter 2017

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DOEY’S HOUSE COMPLETING FINAL STEPS TO OPEN FOR PATIENTS

Posted on:Wednesday, September 27th, 2017 @ 5:33 pm

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(Hagerstown, MD) – Hospice of Washington County Inc. (HWC) is completing the final steps to open Doey’s House for patients and their families. Doey’s House is the first hospice house in Washington County and is located behind Meritus Medical Center and will provide general inpatient, respite services and short-term residential care for hospice patients.   …

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Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, Open House and Community Tours Slated for Doey’s House

Posted on:Tuesday, September 5th, 2017 @ 1:13 pm

Hospice of Washington County Inc. (HWC) will host a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Open house on September 7 at 11 a.m. in honor of Doey’s House, the first hospice house in Washington County. Community Tours are being held on September 7 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. and on September 8 from 9 a.m. to …

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Registration Now Open for October Volunteer Training Class!

Posted on:Thursday, August 31st, 2017 @ 10:16 am

Nurse comforting patient

Have you ever considered becoming a Hospice of Washington County Volunteer? Make a difference by offering invaluable companionship and support! Join our upcoming Volunteer Training Class! October 9, 12 and 18  5:00-9:00pm Hospice of Washington County is seeking reliable, compassionate volunteers to make visits to our terminally ill patients and families in their homes or nursing …

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3rd Quarter 2017 HWC Newsletter Now Available.

Posted on:Friday, July 28th, 2017 @ 11:00 am

The Hospice of Washington County (HWC) 3rd Quarter Newsletter is now available. We invite you to read about HWC’s services, programs and upcoming events. Just click here Hospice of Washington County 3rd Quarter Newsletter!

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HOSPICE OF WASHINGTON COUNTY ANNOUNCES CEO

Posted on:Wednesday, July 12th, 2017 @ 1:53 pm

Hospice of Washington County’s (HWC) Board of Directors is pleased to 
announce the appointment of Ernesto Lopez, BSN, MBA and RN as Chief Executive Officer

NEW CEO SELECTED FOR HOSPICE OF WASHINGTON COUNTY Hagerstown, MD – Hospice of Washington County’s (HWC) Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Ernesto Lopez, BSN, MBA and RN as Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Lopez will begin his role as CEO on September 1, 2017. This announcement comes as the organization is …

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Big Cork Event Has A Heart for Doey’s House

Posted on:Monday, July 10th, 2017 @ 2:17 pm

Hosts Brandon and Haven Younger, Randy and Jennifer Thompson and Erin and John Hershey (listed from left to right) hosted a private dinner party at Big Cork Vineyards which raised over $50,000 for Doey’s House, the first hospice house in Washington County. The evening featured cuisine from Chef Bryan Voltaggio (sitting).

Big Cork Event Has A Heart for Doey’s House   Big Cork Vineyards are big on great wine and celebrating the things that make life grand. And on May 10, Big Cork Vineyards was the home of a private event which showcased its big heart. Hosts John and Erin Hershey, Randy and Jennifer Thompson and …

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Camp Hope N Cope 2017 Accepting Applications

Posted on:Monday, June 19th, 2017 @ 11:38 am

Hospice of Washington County’s Camp Hope ‘N” Cope is a camp experience designed to pair children who are grieving with adults who can offer support and guidance. 
Camp will be held from on Saturday, August 19. Applications are due no later than July 25.

  Camp Hope N Cope 2017 A special camp for children who are grieving   Love, Laughter and Leisure are the basic needs of all children, especially those who have experienced the death of a loved one. Hospice of Washington County’s Camp Hope ‘N’ Cope is a camp experience designed to pair children who are …

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Hancock Community Life Center Hosts Quilts of Valor

Posted on:Wednesday, June 14th, 2017 @ 4:14 pm

Quilts of Valor Foundation is a national nonprofit organization whose mission is “to cover service members and veterans touched by war with comforting and healing Quilts of Valor (QOV).” Hospice of Washington County is pleased to provide space in the Hancock Community Life Center to the Mountain Mama Quilters, who meet the last Tuesday of …

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Have Breakfast with Hospice of Washington County

Posted on:Tuesday, June 6th, 2017 @ 4:12 pm

Have Breakfast with Hospice of Washington County   (Hagerstown, MD) – Hospice of Washington County Inc. (HWC) is hosting a breakfast at the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. The breakfast is an information session for interested business members and community residents to learn …

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The 2017 Frederic H. Kass III, M.D. Endowed Scholarship Fund Scholarship Recipients Announced

Posted on:Friday, June 2nd, 2017 @ 2:10 pm

Hospice of Washington County (HWC) recently the announced the Dr. Frederic H. Kass, III, M.D. Scholarship recipients. Pictured are the scholarship recipients from left to right - Alexis Lewis, Hollyann Wettstein and Hannah Moser. With the recipients are Tom Newcomer, Chair of the HWC Board of Directors, and Dr. Frederic H. Kass, III, one of the founders and Medical Director for HWC.

Three students pursuing careers in the healthcare field were recently named as the recipients of the 2017 Frederic H. Kass III, M.D. Endowed Scholarship Fund. Dr. Frederic Kass is one of the founders of Hospice of Washington County, Inc. (HWC) and since 1980, has served as HWC’s Medical Director.   To honor Dr. Kass’s tireless …

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2nd Quarter 2017 HWC Newsletter Now Available.

Posted on:Thursday, April 20th, 2017 @ 1:54 pm

The Hospice of Washington County (HWC) 2nd Quarter Newsletter is now available. We invite you to read about HWC’s  services, programs and upcoming events. Just click here Hospice of Washington County Q2 Newsletter WEB !

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Registration Now Open for Summer Volunteer Training!

Posted on:Tuesday, April 11th, 2017 @ 8:46 am

Nurse comforting patient

Have you ever considered becoming a Hospice of Washington County Volunteer? Make a difference by offering invaluable companionship and support! Join our Summer Volunteer Training Class! June 16 and 23  9:00am-4:00pm Hospice of Washington County is seeking reliable, compassionate volunteers to make visits to our terminally ill patients and families in their homes or nursing facilities.  Hospice …

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Hospice of Washington County Quarterly Newsletter Available

Posted on:Thursday, February 16th, 2017 @ 1:44 pm

Hospice of Washington County’s 2017 first quarter newsletter is available now. Just click on the link below to read.

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Registration Now Open for Spring Volunteer Training!

Posted on:Friday, February 10th, 2017 @ 1:40 pm

March 2017 Training

Have you ever considered becoming a Hospice of Washington County Volunteer? Make a difference by offering invaluable companionship and support! Join our Spring Volunteer Training Class! March 13, 16 and 22  5:00-9:00pm Hospice of Washington County is seeking reliable, compassionate volunteers to make visits to our terminally ill patients and families in their homes or nursing facilities.  …

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4th Annual Have A Heart for Doey’s House Radio-thon Set for Feb. 11

Posted on:Tuesday, February 7th, 2017 @ 5:11 pm

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Put your dial on WJEJ 1240 AM on Saturday, Feb. 11th for the 4th Annual Have A Heart for Doey’s House Radio-thon. The proceeds will support the construction of Doey’s House. Volunteers and employees of HWC will man the phones from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and callers can make pledges for this vital project. …

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Rebuilding of Doey’s House begins Next Week

Posted on:Saturday, January 28th, 2017 @ 4:55 pm

Hagerstown, MD- Officials of Hospice of Washington County recently announced that the rebuilding of Doey’s House is scheduled to begin next week and is anticipated to be open Fall of 2017. “We are very excited to once again move forward on this project that will serve our residents and their families at the most vulnerable …

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Hospice Bereavement Services Move to Downtown Hagerstown

Posted on:Tuesday, January 24th, 2017 @ 3:47 pm

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Hospice of Washington County moved its Bereavement Department to the Hagerstown Community Life Center (CLC), located at 20 W. Washington Street, 3rd floor. On Monday, January 30th, Hospice of Washington County will host an Open House from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. to celebrate this move. “In addition to the support that Hospice of Washington …

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Applications for the 2017 Frederic H. Kass III, M.D. Endowed Scholarship Fund Are Now Available

Posted on:Tuesday, January 24th, 2017 @ 9:55 am

Applications for the 2017 Frederic H. Kass III, M.D., Endowed Scholarship Fund are now available. Dr. Frederic Kass is one of the founders of Hospice of Washington County, Inc. (HWC) and since 1980, has served as HWC’s Medical Director. To honor Dr. Kass’s tireless efforts, HWC’s Board of Directors established the Dr. Frederic H. Kass …

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Official Statement from HWC on Doey’s House

Posted on:Monday, November 21st, 2016 @ 11:26 am

Official Statement from HWC on Doey’s House   Early this morning, there was a fire at Doey’s House, and the facility suffered significant damage.  The cause of the fire is under investigation by the Maryland State Fire Marshall’s Office.  Fortunately, no one was injured as a result.   “First and foremost, Hospice of Washington County …

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Registration Now Open for Upcoming Volunteer Trainings!

Posted on:Wednesday, November 16th, 2016 @ 9:49 am

January 2017 Training

Have you ever considered becoming a Hospice of Washington County Volunteer? Make a difference by offering invaluable companionship and support! Join one of our next Volunteer Training Classes! January 13 and 20  9:00am-4:00pm OR March 13, 16 and 22  5:00-9:00pm Hospice of Washington County is seeking reliable, compassionate volunteers to make visits to our terminally …

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Mason Dixon Region AACA raises $14,167 for Doey’s House

Posted on:Monday, October 3rd, 2016 @ 11:06 am

Show Chairman Irv Gish and Carolyn Gish with their grandson present a check for $14,167 from the Mason Dixon Region AACA to Doey’s House Leadership Campaign Co-Chair Neal Glessner and HWC Senior Director of Development, Community and PR Karen Giffin of Hospice of Washington County to help build Doey’s House. The funds were raised by the club’s C&O Canal Days Cruise-in Car Show. The event is done in memory of Jone Bowman.

Mason Dixon Region AACA raises $14,167 for Doey’s House In memory of Jone Bowman The Third Annual C&O Canal Days Cruise-in Car Show presented by the Mason Dixon Region Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA) raised $14,167 and is being donated to Hospice of Washington County (HWC) to help build Doey’s House. The event was …

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Middletown Valley Bank Begins Veterans Patient Room Campaign for Doey’s House

Posted on:Wednesday, July 13th, 2016 @ 3:36 pm

Neal Glessner, Co-Chair of Doey’s House Leadership Campaign Committee, received a check for $30,000 from Dustin Watson, Vice President – Commercial Services Manager of Middletown Valley Bank. Middletown Valley Bank (MVB) recently donated $30,000 to Hospice of Washington County. The funds will be used to build Doey’s House, the first hospice house in Washington County, and it will seed a naming opportunity for a patient room in honor of Veterans of the United States.

Middletown Valley Bank (MVB) recently donated $30,000 to Hospice of Washington County. The funds will be used to build Doey’s House, the first hospice house in Washington County, and it will seed a naming opportunity for a patient room in honor of Veterans of the United States. The donation was announced at the Groundbreaking Ceremony …

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Doey’s House Groundbreaking Ceremony Set for July 7, 2016

Posted on:Friday, July 1st, 2016 @ 5:08 pm

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Doey’s House Groundbreaking Ceremony Set for July 7, 2016 at Noon Hospice of Washington County, Inc. (HWC) will be hosting the Groundbreaking Ceremony for Doey’s House on Thursday, July 7, 2016 at noon. The event will be held at the site off of Yale Drive near the roundabout in Hagerstown, Maryland. Hospice of Washington County, …

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Hospice of Washington County and Brechbill & Helman sign contract to build Doey’s House!

Posted on:Friday, June 10th, 2016 @ 4:00 pm

Hospice of Washington County, Inc. and Brechbill and Helman Construction Company, Inc., general contractors, formally signed a contract  for the construction of Doey’s House, the first hospice house in Washington County.

Hospice of Washington County, Inc. and Brechbill and Helman Construction Company, Inc., general contractors, formally signed a contract  for the construction of Doey’s House, the first hospice house in Washington County.   “Our partner, Brechbill and Helman, in this vital venture for Washington County was selected after a rigorous evaluation and bid process,” stated Eric …

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Christ United Methodist Church donates to Doey’s House

Posted on:Tuesday, May 31st, 2016 @ 10:05 am

Eric Klimes, CEO of Hospice of Washington County, and Neal Glessner, Doey’s House Leadership Team Co-Chair, accept a donation for $2,150 from John Eier and Pastor Robert Cook of Christ United Methodist Church.

Christ United Methodist Church donates to Doey’s House  Christ United Methodist Church recently donated $2,150 to Hospice of Washington County (HWC) to help build the first hospice house in Washington County, Doey’s House. The parishioners of Christ United Methodist Church raised the funds through a Mission Auction. The Mission Auction is an event which has …

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Hospice of Washington County Offering Spring and Summer Bereavement Programs

Posted on:Tuesday, May 24th, 2016 @ 9:16 am

  Hospice of Washington County Offering Spring and Summer Bereavement Programs   Hospice of Washington County (HWC) offers a variety of workshops which provide education and support for those who are grieving due to a loss of a loved one. Throughout the spring and summer of 2016, HWC will offer specialized workshops that help individuals …

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Registration Now Open for Summer Hospice Volunteer Training

Posted on:Thursday, May 12th, 2016 @ 10:10 am

July 2016 Volunteer Training Flier

Have you ever considered becoming a Hospice of Washington County Volunteer? Make a difference by offering invaluable companionship and support! Join our next Volunteer Training Class! July 18, 22 and 27, from 12:00-4:00pm Hospice of Washington County is seeking reliable, compassionate volunteers to make visits to our terminally ill patients and families in their homes …

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Applications now available for Camp Hope N Cope 2016

Posted on:Monday, May 2nd, 2016 @ 11:57 am

Hospice of Washington County’s Camp Hope ‘N” Cope is a camp experience designed to pair children who are grieving with adults who can offer support and guidance. 
Camp will be held from on Saturday, August 19. Applications are due no later than July 25.

Applications now available for Camp Hope N Cope 2016; A special overnight camp for children who are grieving Love, Laughter and Leisure are the basic needs of all children, especially those who have experienced the death of a loved one. Hospice of Washington County’s Camp Hope ‘N’ Cope is an overnight camp experience designed to …

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Photography by Dale Snaps Photos for Doey’s House

Posted on:Thursday, April 28th, 2016 @ 9:08 am

Hospice of Washington County’s Senior Director of Development, Community and PR Karen Giffin accepts a check from Mary Pat Kelley, owner of Photography by Dale, LLC, for $1,086 for Doey’s House campaign. Doey’s House will be the first hospice house for Washington County.

Mary Pat Kelley, owner of Photography by Dale, LLC, presented a check for $1,086 to Hospice of Washington County for Doey’s House. The funds were raised through a campaign entitled “Portraits for Doey’s House”. Participants received a portrait session and a print in exchange for a $35 donation to Doey’s House. Hospice of Washington County, …

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Hospice of Washington County’s Second Quarterly Newsletter

Posted on:Friday, April 15th, 2016 @ 10:39 am

Hospice of Washington County’s Second Quarterly Newsletter is now available. Please read about all of our important programs, services and events.   Click Link Here to Read Our Newsletter

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Unveiling of the Stronger Together Memorial Quilt

Posted on:Monday, April 11th, 2016 @ 11:04 am

Helen Layton Working on the Stronger Together Memorial Quilt

The Stronger Together Memorial Quilt will be unveiled in ceremony on Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at 7 p.m. As a tribute to and in memory of loved ones, residents of Hancock and surrounding areas wrote the names of 263 loved ones on 240, 4-inch quilt squares. Over the past two years, master quilter, Helen Layton …

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Camp Hope N Cope Applications are Currently Being Accepted

Posted on:Monday, March 16th, 2015 @ 2:23 pm

A special overnight camp for children between the ages of 6-13 who have experienced the death of a loved one or significant life loss. Camp will be held at Mt. Aetna Retreat Center, 21905 Mt. Aetna Rd., Hagerstown, MD 21742. We will meet at the Hospice of Washington County office, 747 Northern Avenue, Hagerstown at …

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Support HWC during Washington County Gives

Posted on:Thursday, April 12th, 2018 @ 3:14 pm

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