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25 07, 2019

Haven’s Make a Difference Fund Gives Family Peace of Mind

By | 2019-07-25T15:01:07+00:00 July 25th, 2019|News|0 Comments

A Haven RN called a patient’s phone again and again, unable to get in touch with him. Knowing the patient was nearing end of life, the RN decided to drive out to the patient’s home, which was in a very rural area with no cell service. Haven associates learned that this patient and his wife [...]

10 07, 2019

Veteran Recognized Posthumously in Lake City

By | 2019-07-10T15:04:58+00:00 July 10th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Veteran Recognized Posthumously in Lake City

William Jennings Hartman, Sr. recently received posthumous recognition from Haven’s We Honor Heroes program. Mr. Hartman— lovingly called “Jen” throughout his life— was a United States (U.S.) Navy veteran and spent a brief time at Haven’s Suwannee Valley Hospice Care Center in Lake City in November. His family participated in a veteran recognition ceremony on [...]

2 07, 2019

Area at E.T. York Hospice Care Center Honors Nation’s Heroes

By | 2019-07-02T08:31:26+00:00 July 2nd, 2019|News|Comments Off on Area at E.T. York Hospice Care Center Honors Nation’s Heroes

Haven recently dedicated an area in the E.T. York Hospice Care Center in Gainesville as a space to honor veterans and first responders. The "We Honor Heroes" space-- funded by the Thomas A. Plein Foundation-- includes a curio cabinet with memorabilia, an American flag, a writing desk and chair and a framed custom quilt created [...]

20 06, 2019

Haven Announces Interim President, Kathy Fernandez, BSN, MHA

By | 2019-06-20T09:37:38+00:00 June 20th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Haven Announces Interim President, Kathy Fernandez, BSN, MHA

Kathy L. Fernandez, BSN, MHA, was selected as Haven’s interim president, effective June 17, 2019. After over 20 years as an executive leader of Chapters Health System in Tampa, Kathy retired from her position as president and chief executive officer. Under her visionary leadership, Chapters experienced a significant increase in the number of patients under [...]

18 06, 2019

Haven Welcomes New CMO, Marie-Carmelle Elie, M.D.

By | 2019-06-18T10:27:40+00:00 June 18th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Haven Welcomes New CMO, Marie-Carmelle Elie, M.D.

Marie-Carmelle Elie, M.D. recently began her role as Haven’s Chief Medical Officer (CMO). A triple board-certified physician, Dr. Elie joins Haven’s executive leadership team with extensive experience in patient care, research and leadership.­­ “I am eager to join the Haven team because Haven’s reputation precedes itself; countless numbers of my patients and families have found [...]

8 05, 2019

Police Officer Visits Haven Patient Dressed as Spider-Man

By | 2019-05-08T15:25:36+00:00 May 8th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Police Officer Visits Haven Patient Dressed as Spider-Man

Officer Damon Cole, dressed as Spider-Man, recently traveled from Texas to Haven’s E.T. York Care Center in Gainesville to visit a young patient. Officer Cole’s goal is to visit any child battling illness that wants to see him. He comes dressed as their favorite superhero to inspire them to never give up, while also building [...]

4 03, 2019

Newberry Resident Donates Craft Proceeds to Haven

By | 2019-03-04T13:21:02+00:00 March 4th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Newberry Resident Donates Craft Proceeds to Haven

Holly Kraig Helton was deeply touched by a hospice experience last year and decided she wanted to contribute to Haven. After experiencing a hospice’s “wonderful care” for her mother-in-law in Mississippi, Holly traveled back to Alachua County and thought of a meaningful way she could honor her mother-in-law and give back: creating and selling stuffed [...]

27 02, 2019

Haven Director Recognized as Patriotic Employer

By | 2019-02-27T10:43:59+00:00 February 27th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Haven Director Recognized as Patriotic Employer

Chris Russell, Haven’s Hospice Director for the East Region, was awarded the Patriot Award by the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), a Department of Defense agency. The individual award is given to employers who are supportive of service members. An employee serving in the National Guard or Reserve can nominate his or [...]

22 02, 2019

Event Planner Donates Wedding Flowers to Haven

By | 2019-02-25T10:01:27+00:00 February 22nd, 2019|News|Comments Off on Event Planner Donates Wedding Flowers to Haven

St. Augustine event planner Karen Erwin has been coordinating with Haven for years to donate wedding flowers to hospice patients after events. Karen’s mother received someone’s wedding flowers when she was in hospice care in 2012, sparking Karen to implement flower donation in her own business. “I saw how excited the flowers made my mom [...]

7 02, 2019

Homeless Veteran Experiences Love and Respect at Haven

By | 2019-02-07T10:21:18+00:00 February 7th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Homeless Veteran Experiences Love and Respect at Haven

* * To protect the privacy of the deceased, we will be using the pseudonym “Joe” throughout this story.  Joe’s biggest concern was that his death wouldn’t mean anything. This Vietnam War veteran, who was in-and-out of homelessness his whole adult life and had no family, had not experienced much companionship in his life until [...]