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Volunteer Therapy Pets Provide Comfort for Downriver Hospice Patients

Fred Fisher and Bridgette are among those donating their time to comfort others

TAYLOR, MI. Feb. 20, 2018 – For thousands of years, humans and dogs have shared a special kind of bond. That bond is very apparent at the bedside of Hospice of Michigan patients, where therapy pets provide emotional support, comfort and care for patients during the final stage of life. The nonprofit is currently looking for companion volunteers with dogs or other pets interested in spending time with patients throughout the Downriver area and beyond.

Grosse Ile resident Fred Fisher and his golden retriever, Bridgette, may be new to hospice visits, but they have nearly a decade of experience supporting those in need. The pair has spent nine years visiting nursing homes, hospitals, schools and other organizations across the state and country. Despite being newcomers to Hospice of Michigan, the pair’s impact has been immediately apparent.  “Patients suffering from dementia often, sadly, forget the names of those closest to them in life,” Fred mentioned, “We brought Bridgette into one patient’s room and her presence alone helped him remember the name of his childhood pet.”

Bridgette is a certified service and therapy dog with Therapy Dogs International, where she underwent intense training in busy settings testing her patience and temperament around patients, loud noises and other distractions. She assisted in disaster recovery efforts following the devastation of Hurricane Irma. She has also spent time as a reading education assistance dog (R.E.A.D) with Trenton Public Schools, listening to children read as a way to boost confidence in their literary skills.

As a HOM volunteer, Fred gains satisfaction through helping people. “I do it to give back to the community. Some patients don’t get many visitors, so just being there to provide some companionship can go a long way.” Fred recalls one particular visit that stands out to him: “A patient loved having Bridgette around so much that she tried picking her up – all 90 pounds of her. While we had to stop her before she got hurt, it was a very sweet thing to witness.” Patients also love Bridgette’s tricks, which include rolling over, shaking hands (paws) and even retrieving tissues for them when they sneeze. “The patients love Bridgette, but she certainly loves them back.”

Those interested in volunteering with their pet should contact Alana Knoppow at 248.303.6818 or aknoppow@HOM.ORG to learn more about opportunities. Many different types of pets are accepted in addition to dogs, which must be at least one year old and current on all shots. Past therapy training or experience are preferred but not required. For more information on the opportunities and services offered by Hospice of Michigan, please visit www.hom.org.

About Hospice of Michigan
A nationally recognized leader in end-of-life care, Hospice of Michigan (HOM) is the original – and largest – hospice in the state. A founding member of the NorthStar Care Community, the nonprofit delivers the highest quality of care, raising more than $5 million each year to cover costs for the uninsured and underinsured. HOM offers a broad range of services to enhance the quality of life at the end of life. HOM also provides grief support and counseling, as well as caregiver education and support. A member of the NorthStar Care Community, HOM also provides palliative care through NorthStar Palliative Care, pediatric hospice care and compassionate support services through Jo Elyn Nyman Anchors Programs for Children, and education programs for physicians and health care professionals through the NorthStar Institute. The NorthStar Care Community also includes Arbor Hospice. In total, NorthStar Care Community members serve more than 1,500 patients daily across Michigan’s Lower Peninsula. For more information, call 888.247.5701.

Tickets for Barley, BBQ & Beats On Sale, Proceeds to Support Hospice of Michigan

May 19 event promises west Michigan’s best music, BBQ and spirits

GRAND RAPIDS, MI. Feb. 7, 2018 – It’s back, and it’s better than ever! Hospice of Michigan will host the 3rd annual Barley, BBQ & Beats taking place from 5-9 p.m. on Saturday, May 19 at Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids. Tickets are $40 in advance and are available at  www.hom.org/BBB2018.

Proceeds will support Hospice of Michigan’s Open Access Fund, which provides end-of-life care to patients regardless of age, diagnosis or ability to pay. The event will feature a large variety of drink and food purveyors, live musical entertainment and an expanded lawn games area. Eric Zane, morning host on WBBL, will return for his third year as emcee.

Guests will enjoy their choice of three BBQ servings and three hand-crafted cocktail tastings with each ticket. Additional tasting tickets will be available at the event.

Hand-crafted cocktail tastings will feature whiskies from Michigan distilleries. The following vendors have been confirmed, with more still to come:

  • American Fifth Spirits
  • Bier Distillery
  • Detroit City Distillery
  • Grand Traverse Distillery
  • Gray Skies Distillery
  • Long Road Distillery

BBQ will be catered from such leading west Michigan pit masters and restaurants as:

  • Black Bull BBQ
  • Dallas Deli
  • Jonny B’z
  • Main Street BBQ
  • Piggies BBQ
  • Papa & Ooma’s BBQ
  • Saladino Smoke
  • The Grilling Company
  • Two Scotts Barbecue

Gluten and dairy-free options, as well as vegan selections, will also be available.

Guests will enjoy an array of west Michigan’s best live music to dance the night away including performances by Domestic Problems, Mid-Life Crisis, Big Dudee Roo and The Fast Hands Band.

“This event is a delicious opportunity to give to a great cause,” said Marcie Hillary, senior vice president of community relations, Hospice of Michigan. “We’re so thankful for the generous support we received from the community at the last two festivals, and we expect this year to be even more special.”

Guests will also be invited to pay tribute to a deceased loved one by posting a photo or sharing a memory in the long passageway leading into the field.

Visit www.hom.org/BBB2018 for more information.

Event sponsors include: Betz Industries – Smokehouse Sponsor; Vista Springs – Barbecue sponsor; Belknap Hill Trading Post and Universal Forest Products, Inc. – Barley sponsors; The Meijer Foundation – Beats Sponsor. To secure sponsorship, please contact rkiesling@HOM.org or 616-356-5229.

About Hospice of Michigan
A nationally recognized leader in end-of-life care, Hospice of Michigan (HOM) is the original – and largest – hospice in the state. A founding member of the NorthStar Care Community, the nonprofit delivers the highest quality of care, raising more than $5 million each year to cover costs for the uninsured and underinsured. HOM offers a broad range of services to enhance the quality of life at the end of life. HOM also provides grief support and counseling, as well as caregiver education and support. A member of the NorthStar Care Community, HOM also provides palliative care through NorthStar Palliative Care, pediatric hospice care and compassionate support services through Jo Elyn Nyman Anchors Programs for Children, and education programs for physicians and health care professionals through the NorthStar Institute. The NorthStar Care Community also includes Arbor Hospice. In total, NorthStar Care Community members serve more than 1,500 patients daily across Michigan’s Lower Peninsula. For more information, call 888.247.5701

Hospice of Michigan and Arbor Hospice Promote Three Leaders

Gloria Bunting, Marcie Hillary and Dr. Michael Paletta assume larger roles

ANN ARBOR, MI. Jan. 22, 2018 – Hospice of Michigan (HOM) and Arbor Hospice are pleased to announce three recent changes within their leadership structure.

Gloria Bunting, previously director of finance, has been promoted to senior director. Bunting’s promotion enhances the financial stewardship of the senior director team, through her extensive knowledge across the financial spectrum. In her time with Hospice of Michigan and Arbor Hospice, Bunting has demonstrated high accounting standards, as well as developed an incredibly efficient budgeting process.

Additionally, Marcie Hillary and Dr. Michael Paletta, vice president of community relations and vice president of medical affairs, respectively, have been named to senior vice president roles. These promotions recognize the scope of their additional responsibilities following the 2016 Hospice of Michigan-Arbor Hospice affiliation and the formation of the Northstar Care Community. Hillary’s 20 year tenure began at Hospice of Michigan, where she focused on community relations and development.  Her responsibilities have expanded to also include leadership of fundraising efforts at Arbor Hospice. Dr. Paletta oversees a team of physicians, nurse practitioners and licensed clinicians who provide care to more than 1,500 patients each day. He also has oversight of the clinical quality, compliance, and education/training teams across the organization.

“In our efforts to stay ahead of the needs and demands in our industry, we have long been flexible in making organizational changes designed to ensure quality patient care while providing a supportive environment for our caregiving staff,” stated executive vice president, chief operating officer Patrick Miller, “It is in this spirit that we are pleased to announce these changes within our leadership structure. We’re confident that these moves will advance our continued pursuit of quality care and operations.”

About Hospice of Michigan
A nationally recognized leader in end-of-life care, Hospice of Michigan (HOM) is the original – and largest – hospice in the state. A founding member of the NorthStar Care Community, the nonprofit delivers the highest quality of care, raising more than $5 million each year to cover costs for the uninsured and underinsured. HOM offers a broad range of services to enhance the quality of life at the end of life. HOM also provides grief support and counseling, as well as caregiver education and support. A member of the NorthStar Care Community, HOM also provides palliative care through NorthStar Palliative Care, pediatric hospice care and compassionate support services through Jo Elyn Nyman Anchors Programs for Children, and education programs for physicians and health care professionals through the NorthStar Institute. The NorthStar Care Community also includes Arbor Hospice. In total, NorthStar Care Community members serve nearly 1,500 patients daily across Michigan’s Lower Peninsula. For more information, call 888.247.5701.

Worthwhile Experiences Await Hospice Volunteers in Petoskey, Gaylord and Cheboygan

Current volunteers share their experiences to welcome others in serving the community

GAYLORD, MI. Jan. 19, 2018 – New Year, new to-dos…although some people may dread their resolutions, volunteering can offer enriching experiences – especially through Hospice of Michigan. The nonprofit is seeking volunteers for Petoskey, Gaylord, Cheboygan and surrounding communities across Antrim, Charlevoix, Cheboygan, Crawford, Emmet and Otsego Counties, where the number of patients continues to grow. There’s a special need for patient companions to help provide socialization and companionship to HOM patients or caregivers, through activities such as playing cards, listening to music or simple conversation. Those with pets are also encouraged to donate their time via the pet therapy program.

The rewards of becoming a hospice volunteer are underscored by the engagement of Petoskey locals Janet and Dan Lisonbee. The couple has been visiting patients about once a week for five years – often together, which they say helps facilitate conversation. They find the time they spend with hospice patients intrinsically rewarding. “It’s really fun to get to know some of our local elderly people, many of whom have spent their whole lives in Michigan,” said Janet, “They have interesting stories to tell. They light up when we come to visit and we know that they appreciate the company. Friendships are made.”

Gaylord resident and two-year hospice volunteer Dorothy Tarbell provides relief for caregivers in patients’ homes, supports patients’ families and visits patients in long term care facilities. Tarbell knows there are many ways to contribute as a volunteer, but no matter what, the most important thing to remember is love. “I sit down and visit with them, read to them,” Dorothy remarked, “I show them love and compassion. I volunteer to see a smile. It’s so rewarding to hear a patient say thank you, and I’m blessed if I’ve brightened their day.”

Those looking for an experience like the Lisonbees should contact Kathy Lietaert, volunteer program manager HOM’s north region at 231.779.5409 or klietaer@hom.org to learn more about working with patients, general information about the nonprofit hospice organization and its patients and the benefits that active volunteers may experience. All volunteers receive training, with sessions currently being scheduled for February. More information about Hospice of Michigan and volunteering is also available at www.hom.org.

About Hospice of Michigan
A nationally recognized leader in end-of-life care, Hospice of Michigan (HOM) is the original – and largest – hospice in the state. A founding member of the NorthStar Care Community, the nonprofit delivers the highest quality of care, raising more than $5 million each year to cover costs for the uninsured and underinsured. HOM offers a broad range of services to enhance the quality of life at the end of life. HOM also provides grief support and counseling, as well as caregiver education and support. A member of the NorthStar Care Community, HOM also provides palliative care through NorthStar Palliative Care, pediatric hospice care and compassionate support services through Jo Elyn Nyman Anchors Programs for Children, and education programs for physicians and health care professionals through the NorthStar Institute. The NorthStar Care Community also includes Arbor Hospice. In total, NorthStar Care Community members serve more than 1,500 patients daily across Michigan’s Lower Peninsula. For more information, call 888.247.5701

Hospice of Michigan to host support group series for men dealing with grief

Four-part “Men and Grief” seminar open to all

MUSKEGON, Mich. (Jan. 12, 2018) – Hospice of Michigan is hosting “Men and Grief,” a four-part seminar and discussion series focused on supporting men dealing with loss. The series will occur biweekly at 10 a.m. beginning Monday, Jan. 22 at the Hospice of Michigan building on 1930 E. Apple Ave. in Muskegon.

Men grieve differently from women, and the differences will be explored in this series and discussion led by Will Gasper, Hospice of Michigan grief support services manager. Gasper will provide helpful insights to assist participants in moving through the grief process. This series is offered at no cost and is open to all members of the community.

Those interested may contact Will Gasper at 231.444.3350 or Bonnie Chasseur at 616.340.7363. To learn more about grief support services offered by Hospice of Michigan, please visit www.hom.org/our-services/.

About Hospice of Michigan
A nationally recognized leader in end-of-life care, Hospice of Michigan (HOM) is the original – and largest – hospice in the state. A founding member of the NorthStar Care Community, the nonprofit delivers the highest quality of care, raising more than $5 million each year to cover costs for the uninsured and underinsured. HOM offers a broad range of services to enhance the quality of life at the end of life. HOM also provides grief support and counseling, as well as caregiver education and support. A member of the NorthStar Care Community, HOM also provides palliative care through NorthStar Palliative Care, pediatric hospice care and compassionate support services through Jo Elyn Nyman Anchors Programs for Children, and education programs for physicians and health care professionals through the NorthStar Institute. The NorthStar Care Community also includes Arbor Hospice. In total, NorthStar Care Community members more than 1,500 patients daily across Michigan’s Lower Peninsula. For more information, call 888.247.5701

Hospice of Michigan Needs Musical Volunteers

Nonprofit hospice agency seeks passionate patient companions

TRAVERSE CITY, MI. Jan. 8, 2018 – Hospice of Michigan is seeking caring and compassionate patient companions, particularly those with musical ability who can play an instrument – piano, guitar, harp, vocals etc. – for one or more patients. The nonprofit hospice organization will hold a volunteer training session from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 12 at 10850 E. Traverse Hwy. in Traverse City.

Hospice of Michigan incorporates popular past and present day music in comforting and entertaining patients. Volunteers with varied interests are welcome to attend the training session, regardless of musical ability. Those who choose to donate their time will learn about working with patients, as well as information about the nonprofit hospice agency and the benefits that active volunteers may experience. The session will be led by Hospice of Michigan’s volunteer program manager, Kathy Lietaert.

The Hospice of Michigan volunteer program shapes each contributor’s experience to accommodate individual availabilities and preferences. The training session offers the opportunity to build relationships, develop new skills, and ultimately make a difference in the community.

The training session is open to the public. Please call Kathy Lietaert at 231.779.5409 to register. To submit an online application prior to the session, please visit www.hom.org/volunteer-application/. Paper applications will also be available the day of the session.

For more information about Hospice of Michigan, visit www.hom.org

About Hospice of Michigan
A nationally recognized leader in end-of-life care, Hospice of Michigan is the original – and largest – hospice in the state.  The nonprofit cares for nearly 1,800 patients each day, raising more than $5 million each year to cover the cost of care for the uninsured and underinsured.  HOM offers a broad range of services to enhance the quality of life at the end of life, including community-based palliative care and pediatric care programs. HOM provides grief support and counseling, caregiver education and support, and education programs for physicians and health care professionals through its research, training and education arm, the Hospice of Michigan Institute. In January 2016, HOM joined forces with Arbor Hospice and Palliative Care, strengthening the mission of nonprofit hospice in Michigan to ensure patients and their caregivers receive the highest quality of care. For more information, call 888.247.5701.

Hospice of Michigan needs volunteers in central Michigan

Nonprofit seeking patient companions in Canadian Lakes, Alma, and Mt. Pleasant

BIG RAPIDS, MI. Jan. 8, 2018 – Hospice of Michigan is seeking caring and compassionate volunteers interested in donating their time as patient companions in Alma, Canadian Lakes, Evart and Mt. Pleasant. Those who have a passion for patient companionship are encouraged to submit a volunteer application. Partners or couples are welcome to apply and serve together.

Volunteer companions help provide socialization and companionship to patients or caregivers, through activities such as playing cards, listening to music or simple conversation. Interested individuals will be invited to a training session to learn about working with patients, as well as general information about the nonprofit hospice organization, its patients and the benefits that active volunteers may experience.

Interested volunteers can contact Claire Fisher at 616.481.1536 or cfisher@hom.org for more information. To submit an online application, please visit www.hom.org/volunteer-application/.

About Hospice of Michigan
A nationally recognized leader in end-of-life care, Hospice of Michigan (HOM) is the original – and largest – hospice in the state. A founding member of the NorthStar Care Community, the nonprofit delivers the highest quality of care, raising more than $5 million each year to cover costs for the uninsured and underinsured. HOM offers a broad range of services to enhance the quality of life at the end of life. HOM also provides grief support and counseling, as well as caregiver education and support. A member of the NorthStar Care Community, HOM also provides palliative care through NorthStar Palliative Care, pediatric hospice care and compassionate support services through Jo Elyn Nyman Anchors Programs for Children, and education programs for physicians and health care professionals through the NorthStar Institute. The NorthStar Care Community also includes Arbor Hospice. In total, NorthStar Care Community members serve 1,800 patients daily across Michigan’s Lower Peninsula. For more information, call 888.247.5701

Hospice of Michigan Seeks Volunteer Patient Companions

Nonprofit hospice organization looking for volunteers in Alpena, Alcona Counties

ALPENA, MI, Jan. 4, 2018 – Hospice of Michigan is seeking caring and compassionate volunteers interested in donating their time as patient companions in Alpena and Alcona Counties, especially in Alpena’s outlying communities (25+ miles from the city). Those who have a passion for patient companionship are encouraged to submit a volunteer application. Partners or couples are welcome to apply and serve together.

Volunteer companions help provide socialization and companionship to patients or caregivers, through activities such as playing cards, listening to music or simple conversation. Interested individuals will be invited to a training session to learn about working with patients, as well as general information about the nonprofit hospice organization, its patients and the benefits that active volunteers may experience.

Interested volunteers can contact Kathy Lietaert at 231.779.5409 or klietaer@hom.org for more information, or visit www.hom.org. To submit an online application, please visit www.hom.org/volunteer-application/.

About Hospice of Michigan
A nationally recognized leader in end-of-life care, Hospice of Michigan (HOM) is the original – and largest – hospice in the state. A founding member of the NorthStar Care Community, the nonprofit delivers the highest quality of care, raising more than $5 million each year to cover costs for the uninsured and underinsured. HOM offers a broad range of services to enhance the quality of life at the end of life. HOM also provides grief support and counseling, as well as caregiver education and support. A member of the NorthStar Care Community, HOM also provides palliative care through NorthStar Palliative Care, pediatric hospice care and compassionate support services through Jo Elyn Nyman Anchors Programs for Children, and education programs for physicians and health care professionals through the NorthStar Institute. The NorthStar Care Community also includes Arbor Hospice. In total, NorthStar Care Community members serve 1,800 patients daily across Michigan’s Lower Peninsula. For more information, call 888.247.5701.

Jo Elyn Nyman Anchors Programs for Children Launches Pilot Program To Enhance Healthcare for Children with Chronic Complex Conditions

$500,000 Michigan Health Endowment Fund Grant Establishes Initiative

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (Dec. 7, 2017) – The Michigan Health Endowment Fund has awarded $500,000 to Jo Elyn Nyman Anchors Programs for Children at Hospice of Michigan to launch a pilot program for children living with complex chronic conditions.

The Pediatric Chronic Complex Care program will provide family-centered, sustainable service to children living with medical challenges and complications that currently are not adequately coordinated through their multiple specialist providers. The program is designed to minimize the amount of time youngsters with life-long serious conditions spend in hospital emergency rooms and as in-patients. The program provides 24/7 home-based support to pediatric patients through teams of professionals outside of the hospital, including a medical director, nurse practitioners, social workers and other specialists, based on each child’s specific needs.

Anchors Programs for Children will partner with CS Mott Children’s Hospital in Ann Arbor for the Pediatric Chronic Complex Care program’s pilot year, with the intention of adding another Michigan children’s hospital in the second year to expand the geographic reach of patients served.

“Simply having a child with chronic, complex health issues is emotionally and physically challenging for families,” said Kenneth Pituch, MD, professor of pediatrics and medical director of the Pediatric Palliative Care Program at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital. Dr. Pituch also serves as the pediatric medical director for the Anchors Programs for Children.

“Navigating health care through multiple sources adds an additional set of difficulties that we are looking to ease through the Pediatric Chronic Complex Care program. We are dedicated to reducing the stress families’ face and helping to enhance quality of life for these fragile children by decreasing their emergency room visits and hospital stays. The Anchors Programs for Children is grateful to receive generous support through the Michigan Health Endowment Fund to establish this home-based care program.”

For more about the Pediatric Chronic Complex Care program, call 888-247-5704.


ABOUT jo elyn nyman anchors programs for children AT HOSPICE OF MICHIGAN With a focus on maximizing the quality of life for every child in its care, Jo Elyn Nyman Anchors Programs for Children is privileged to offer a wide range of pediatric services to families throughout Michigan. The Anchors Programs for Children, funded through a generous gift from Jo Elyn Nyman and her parents, via the Samuel & Jean Frankel Foundation, includes Compass Support Services, The James B. Fahner MD Pediatric Hospice Program and The Anchors Perinatal Program. For more, visit https://www.hom.org/our-services/anchors-pediatric-programs/.


ABOUT THE MICHIGAN HEALTH ENDOWMENT FUND

The Michigan Health Endowment Fund works to improve the health and wellness of Michigan residents and reduce the cost of healthcare, with a special focus on children and seniors. More information about the Health Fund can be found at www.mhealthfund.com.

Author Chris Van Allsburg to make Jumanji book signing appearance

Nicola’s Books to host event in advance of Ann Arbor movie premiere

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (Nov. 29, 2017) – Children’s author and illustrator, and Caldecott Medal honoree, Chris Van Allsburg will sign copies of his award-winning 1981 book, Jumanji, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 18 at Nicola’s Books, located in the Westgate Shopping Center at 2513 Jackson Ave. in Ann Arbor.

To help expedite the signing for guests, the event will be ticketed and open to the first 250 people to pre-purchase a copy of Jumanji, online at www.nicolasbooks.com.

In addition to signing the new copies of Jumanji, Van Allsburg will also sign an additional two volumes of any of his works, either pre-owned or purchased on-site at the signing. Photographs will be allowed.

The appearance of the renowned author of Jumanji , The Polar Express and Zathura, precedes the Ann Arbor premiere of the new Sony movie Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, slated for Tuesday evening, Dec. 19 at the Michigan Theater. With a simultaneous showing at the Celebration! Cinema North in Grand Rapids, the statewide movie premiere is a fundraiser for Jo Elyn Nyman Anchors Programs for Children at Hospice of Michigan and Arbor Hospice.

VIP and general admission tickets for the Ann Arbor premiere can be purchased online at www.Jumanji4Anchors.org.

For more information about the book signing and to pre-purchase Jumanji, visit www.nicolasbooks.com. For more about the statewide Jumanji premiere, visit www.Jumanji4Anchors.org.


About Chris Van Allsburg

Chris Van Allsburg is the winner of two Caldecott Medals, for Jumanji and The Polar Express, as well as the recipient of a Caldecott Honor Book for The Garden of Abdul Gasazi. The author and illustrator of numerous picture books for children, he has also been awarded the Regina Medal for lifetime achievement in children’s literature. In 1982, Jumanji won the National Book Award and in 1996, it was made into a popular feature film. Chris Van Allsburg was formerly an instructor at the Rhode Island School of Design. He lives in Rhode Island with his wife and two children.


About Nicola’s Books

Nicola’s Books is part of Schuler Books & Music, a chain of three bookstores across Michigan formerly known as Schuler Books. Schuler’s first store was founded in Grand Rapids in 1982 by Bill and Cecile Fehsenfeld. The current flagship store at, 2660 28th Street SE in Grand Rapids, includes The Chapbook Cafe and expanded offerings of music and other items. The other stores are located at the Meridian Mall in Okemos and the Eastwood Towne Center in Lansing. In the summer of 2014, Schuler’s bought Nicola’s – an independent bookstore at 2513 Jackson Ave. in Ann Arbor – which it continues to operate by its original name.


About Jo Elyn Nyman Anchors Programs for Children

With a focus on maximizing the quality of life for every child in its care, Jo Elyn Nyman Anchors Programs for Children is privileged to offer a wide range of pediatric services to families throughout Michigan. The Anchors Programs for Children, funded through a generous gift from the Samuel & Jean Frankel Foundation, includes Compass Support Services, The James B. Fahner MD Pediatric Hospice Program and The Anchors Perinatal Program. For more, visit https://www.hom.org/our-services/anchors-pediatric-programs/.