Tag: hospice

Phil AmmannApril 20, 2015

A Lakeland hospice threatened with closing by the state, could be saved by a bill making its way through the Legislature. On Tuesday, Estero Republican Rep. Ray Rodrigues will introduce an amendment to HB 441, with legislative language to help Compassionate Care Hospice on Drane Field Road to continue serving terminally ill patients. This year, the […]

Phil AmmannMarch 27, 2015

Florida may be known for its warm weather, but lately a cold wind has been blowing from the state bureaucracy. A Lakeland hospice ordered to close over a “disputed clerical error” has lost its initial appeal for a hearing with the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration. Last week, Compassionate Care Hospice on Drane Field Road filed a […]

Peter SchorschMarch 21, 2015

Time after time, hospice has proven to be a godsend for patients, families and loved ones. Hospice allows individuals to die with dignity, to finish lives without the pain, loneliness and fear that often accompanies death. Outside the sterile environment of a hospital, hospice patients are free from the regimen of invasive procedures typically associated […]

Christine Jordan SextonFebruary 24, 2015

A decision by the Agency for Health Care Administration to award a new hospice program in Hillsborough County to a hospital-affiliated hospice program could draw a challenge from the longstanding existing provider, LifePath, if a Christmas Eve letter to the state is any indication. Nine applications were submitted to provide new hospice services in Hillsborough […]


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