Press Releases

Hospice to Present Spiritual Care Conference

(GREENSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA)–Members of all faith communities are invited to attend Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro’s (HPCG) second annual spiritual care conference. “Companions on the Journey: Deepening the Conversation” will be held on Thursday, September 28 from 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Lusk Center, located at 2501 Summit Avenue in Greensboro. Participants continue reading…

HPCG to Hold Presentation about Overdose Loss

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 (GREENSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA)–On Tuesday, August 22, Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro (HPCG) will host an evening presentation about the impact of losing a loved one to drug overdose.  The event will be held from 6 – 7 p.m. in the Lusk Center at 2501 Summit Avenue and will feature a continue reading…

HPCG Offers an Overdose Loss Support Group

Thursday, June 22, 2017 (GREENSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA)–Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro (HPCG) has started a free support group to help people who are grieving the overdose death of a loved one. As opioid abuse continues to escalate, an increasing number of local families are left reeling from the sudden death of a child, sibling continue reading…

New Hospice CEO Announced

December 14, 2016 (GREENSBORO, N.C.) – Following a six-month national search, Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro (HPCG), one of the largest nonprofit hospice and palliative care organizations in central North Carolina, today announced Kristen Wither Yntema, MBA, MHSA as its new president and chief executive officer.  Yntema will be the third CEO to lead continue reading…

Corks for Kids Path Marks Its 10th Year

November 17, 2016 (GREENSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA)– This coming March, Corks for Kids Path will celebrate a decade of bringing people together to support medically fragile and grieving children. Since its creation, the event has become Greensboro’s premier wine-tasting experience, generating more than $830,000! Eager to build on that success, volunteers are hard at work planning continue reading…

HPCG Elects New Board of Directors and Board of Trustees

October 12, 2016 (GREENSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA)—Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro (HPCG) proudly announces the election of two new board members. In addition, the Hospice Foundation of Greater Greensboro (HFGG) elected two new trustees. HFGG supports HPCG through sound investment management, fundraising engagement, donor cultivation and stewardship. HPCG Board of Directors Dr. Robin Remsburg has continue reading…

Hospice Presents Spiritual Care Conference in Greensboro

September 6, 2016 (GREENSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA)—Chaplains at Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro (HPCG) will provide an educational conference highlighting the role of spiritual care at end of life. “Companions on the Journey: Spiritual Care at End of Life” will be held on Thursday, September 22 from 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Lusk continue reading…

Pat Soenksen Receives the 2016 Peter Keese Leadership Award

August 29, 2016 (GREENSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA)—Pat Soenksen, president and CEO of Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro (HPCG) and the Hospice Foundation of Greater Greensboro (HFGG) was honored today at the 40th Annual Hospice and Palliative Care Conference in Charlotte. “I am excited to announce that Pat has been named the 2016 recipient of the continue reading…

Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro Completes Reaccreditation with ACHC

August 19, 2016 (GREENSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA)—Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro (HPCG) proudly announces its award of reaccreditation status by Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC) for hospice and home health with recommendation for continued deemed status. The services approved are hospice care services and hospice inpatient care services effective September 23, 2016 through September continue reading…

Triad Chevy Club Raises $24,000 for HPCG

July 29, 2016 (GREENSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA)—Triad Chevy Club and event sponsor, Bill Black Chevrolet, held its 22nd Annual Car Show on June 11, for the benefit of Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro (HPCG). The event raised more than $13,000, bringing the two-year total to $24,000. Chairing this year’s event were chapter president, Troy Loftis, continue reading…

The Lusk Center Wins 2016 NCASLA Award of Special Recognition

June 1, 2016 (GREENSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA)— The John A. Lusk, III MD Caregiving Education Center at Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro (HPCG) has received an Award of Special Recognition by the North Carolina Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects. This award recognizes excellence in landscape architecture and professional achievement. Landscape installations from continue reading…

Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro CEO to Retire

May 25, 2016 (GREENSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA)—Patricia A. Soenksen announced that she will retire as president and CEO of Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro (HPCG) and the Hospice Foundation of Greater Greensboro (HFGG) effective February 17, 2017.  Soenksen, who joined the organization in 2007, is retiring after a 40-year career in health care administration and continue reading…

Risa Hanau Presents Advance Care Planning Workshop

March 22, 2016 (GREENSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA)—Health care professionals are invited to attend an advance care planning workshop led by Risa Hanau, vice president of clinical services at Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro (HPCG), on Friday, April 15, from 8 – 9:30 a.m. at the Lusk Center, located at 2501 Summit Avenue, Greensboro, NC 27405. continue reading…

Pat Gibbons Transitions from Beacon Place, HPCG’s Hospice Home

January 21, 2016 (GREENSBORO, NC) – Pat Gibbons will transition out of her role as director of Beacon Place, Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro’s (HPCG) 14-bed hospice home, effective January 31, 2016. A registered nurse (RN), Gibbons has been the director of Beacon Place since it opened in June 1996. She plans to pursue continue reading…

Mother and Daughter Team-Up for Ninth Annual Corks for Kids Path

December 11, 2015 Mother and Daughter Team-Up for Ninth Annual Corks for Kids Path (GREENSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA)– Last March, Corks for Kids Path brought more than 600 people together and raised a record $115,845 (gross). Eager to build on that success, mother-daughter team Luck Davidson and Charlotte Davidson Quinn are hard at work on the next continue reading…

Photo Opportunity Available for Veterans Day

November 10, 2015 Photo Opportunity Available for Veterans Day (GREENSBORO, NC) – In honor of Veterans Day, the campus of Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro (HPCG) will be lined with American Flags on Wednesday, November 11. HPCG partners with the national “We Honor Veterans” program to recognize Veterans’ distinctive needs at the end of continue reading…

Thirty-First Annual Light Up A Life Guest Speaker Announced

September 30, 2015 (GREENSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA) – The 31st Annual Light Up A Life event will be held on Sunday, December 6 at 5 p.m. at First Lutheran Church, located at 3600 West Friendly Avenue in Greensboro. The event is free and open to the public. The Reverend Dolly Jacobs, associate pastor for congregational care continue reading…

Finding Hope After the Death of an Adult Child

August 14, 2015 (GREENSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA) – The Counseling and Education Center of Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro (HPCG) invites you to attend an event featuring guest speakers Lou Wallace, HPCG bereavement counselor, and Becky Kincaid, bereaved parent, on Monday, August 31, 2015, at 6 p.m. at the Lusk Center located at 2501 Summit continue reading…

Feldmann Achieves Hospice Medical Director Certified (HMDC) Credential

July 23, 2015 (GREENSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA) — Dr. John Feldmann, a staff physician at Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro (HPCG), has achieved his Hospice Medical Director Certified (HMDC) credential. This certification is granted by the Hospice Medical Director Certification Board. It identifies physicians who have demonstrated the knowledge and skills necessary to practice in continue reading…

HPCG Wins National Excellence Award from Allscripts

June 22, 2015 (GREENSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA)– Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro (HPCG) has been awarded the Allscripts Excellence Award for outstanding use of technology and innovation to drive quality care. HPCG is one of only four organizations, nationwide, to win the award. “I am proud of HPCG’s Allscripts core team and all employees who continue reading…

We Honor Veterans Initiative Launches Summer Awareness Campaign

May 29, 2015 (GREENSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA)– Six volunteers and patients from Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro (HPCG) who are Veterans and six active-duty U.S. Marines will be honored tonight following the Greensboro Hopper vs. Lakewood baseball game. As part of Military Appreciation Night, these military service representatives will receive game jerseys that have been continue reading…

National Healthcare Decisions Day Set for April 16

April 15, 2015 (GREENSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA)– Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro (HPCG), along with other national, state and community organizations, are leading a massive effort to highlight the importance of advance health care decision making – an effort that has culminated in the formal designation of April 16 as National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD). As continue reading…

HPCG Celebrates 35 Years of Excellence in Caregiving

March 25, 2015 (GREENSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA)– This year, Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro (HPCG) celebrates 35 years of service to the community. Since it began in 1980, more than 25,000 patients have been served and thousands more have been touched by its bereavement care. “We are extremely proud of what we have accomplished and continue reading…

Emma Merritt to Chair Eighth Annual Corks for Kids Path

January 19, 2015 (GREENSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA)– Last March, following an ice storm that left 80 percent of Greensboro residents without power, the Seventh Annual Corks for Kids Path had to be postponed for 24 hours. Despite this inconvenience, the event set a new fundraising record and in seven years has generated more than $575,000. Eager continue reading…

Jodi Flick Talks to Families about Coping with Suicide Grief

January 5, 2015 (GREENSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA) – The Counseling and Education Center at Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro (HPCG) will host Jodi Flick, clinical assistant professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, for an educational opportunity for family members coping with suicide grief on Monday, January 26, at 7 p.m. at continue reading…

New Hospice Foundation Established in Greensboro

November 21, 2014 (GREENSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA) – Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro (HPCG) has created a foundation that will enhance its financial stewardship and strengthen the organization’s ability to fundraise. “The impetus for our new foundation, the Hospice Foundation of Greater Greensboro (HFGG), grew out of our 2011 strategic planning process,” said Pat Soenksen, continue reading…

Hospice Dedicates New Caregiving Education Center

October 17, 2014 (GREENSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA) – Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro (HPCG) will host a dedication and ribbon cutting Sunday, October 19, 2014, at 2 p.m. for its new John A. Lusk, III, MD, Caregiving Education Center, located at 2501 Summit Avenue in Greensboro. More than 100 supporters are expected to attend. The continue reading…

We Honor Veterans Achieves Partner Level Three

July 15, 2014 (GREENSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA) – Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro (HPCG) announced today that it had achieved Partner Level Three status for its We Honor Veterans program. “As a Level Three Partner, HPCG is among only 260 hospices nationwide which have achieved this honor,” said Pat Soenksen, president and CEO. Today, one continue reading…

Stories from Families Show Hospice Is About More than Death

June 20, 2014 In celebrating the 40th anniversary of hospice care in the United States, the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) is excited to introduce a new national campaign, “Moments of Life: Made Possible by Hospice,” that will show all Americans that hospice focuses on living and enables special moments and memories at continue reading…

Lisa Duck Joins Board of Directors

May 16, 2014 Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro (HPCG) recently approved the appointment of Lisa Duck, MPH, MCHES, to the board of directors. Duck, elected as a community representative, is a mid-year replacement. Her term began on April 1, 2014. Duck serves as the executive director of Guilford Adult Heath, Inc. In her current continue reading…

More than $2 Million Raised for The Lusk Center

 April 23, 2014 Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro (HPCG) is pleased to announce that it now has cash and pledges totaling $2.18 million from 35 individuals, families, foundations and businesses for its new caregiving education and administrative center that will be named after hospice pioneer John Alexander Lusk, III, MD. “The early response to continue reading…

Seventh Annual Corks for Kids Path Raises $115,000

March 28, 2014 On March 8 more than 450 people came together to support grieving and medically fragile children by attending the seventh annual Corks for Kids Path, which generated $115,000 (gross) for Kids Path. This year’s corporate sponsors generated more than $45,000, while individual sponsorships grew 145 percent and raised more than $25,000. In continue reading…

Lusk Center to Honor Hospice Pioneer

February 12, 2014 San Antonio Fences broke ground in January on a new caregiving education and administrative center for Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro (HPCG) that will be named after the late Dr. John Alexander Lusk III. The HPCG Board of Directors approved the naming honor to celebrate Lusk’s pioneering role in hospice care continue reading…

Golf Tournament Raises $21,250

January 24, 2014 For the third consecutive year, Greensboro Elks Lodge #602 has named Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro (HPCG) as beneficiary of its annual golf tournament. Held on September 13, at Bryan Park’s Player’s Course, the event raised $21,250.   HPCG applauds the diligent efforts of Gary Selders, tournament director, and Ace Kirkman, continue reading…

2014 Chairs Announced for Seventh Annual Corks for Kids Path

December 5, 2014 On March 8, 2013, more than 600 people came together to support grieving and medically fragile children by attending the Sixth Annual Corks for Kids Path, which generated more than $106,000 (gross) for Kids Path services. “We couldn’t have done it without the generous support of our hosts and sponsors,” said Ashley continue reading…

November Is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month

November 15, 2013 November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month and hospices across the country are reaching out to raise awareness about important end-of-life care issues for people coping with a life-limiting illness. Every year, more than 1.65 million people living with a life-limiting illness receive care from hospice and palliative care providers in continue reading…

Light Up a Life Speaker Announced

September 30, 2013 The 29th Annual Light Up A Life event will be held on Sunday, December 8 at 5 p.m. at First Lutheran Church, located at 3600 West Friendly Avenue in Greensboro. The event is free and open to the public.  “This interfaith service offers guests a meaningful way to honor and remember special continue reading…

Tri for Hospice Hosts Gears and Steers Ride on October 27

September 13, 2013 In 2012, Tri for Hospice set a goal to raise $15,000 for Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro (HPCG). Thanks to generous support from the community, HPCG raised more than $34,000 for its programs and services. While last year’s fund-raising efforts were centered on the national stage of the New York City continue reading…

Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro Launches Vet to Vet Program

August 30, 2013 Thanks to many selfless volunteers, Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro (HPCG) began a Vet to Vet program in August. This program is part of HPCG’s collaboration with NHPCO and the Veterans Administration’s We Honor Veterans (WHV) initiative. Establishing a veteran to veteran volunteer program is a criterion for hospices accomplishing WHV continue reading…

Kids Path Awarded Grant for Expansion of CHAMP Camp

August 6, 2013 Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro (HPCG) has been awarded a grant in the amount of $4,900 to increase the participation and expansion of Kids Path’s CHAMP Camp. “A grant from the Future Fund of the Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro will expand our teen camper program (TC) for our annual CHAMP continue reading…

Greensboro Jewish Community Celebrates Mitzvah Day

July 23, 2013 More than 700 volunteers from the Greensboro Jewish community celebrated Mitzvah Day, by coming together to serve others in need of support. Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro (HPCG) was one of 40 organizations that benefitted from a “mitzvah” … an act of kindness. This year more than 40 adults, children and continue reading…

Kids Path Launches Music Relaxation Project

July 9, 2013 Kids Path has received funding from the Crescent Rotary Club of Greensboro to initiate its music relaxation project. The funds will be used to expand the library of audio-based relaxation tools by creating and recording a CD collection. The musical exercises and experiences will be incorporated into the therapeutic interventions offered to continue reading…

Cavanaugh Promoted to Director of Long-Term Care

June 28, 2013 Maureen Cavanaugh, RN, BSN, CHPN, has been promoted to director of long-term care. The position, previously held by Meghan Davis, will be the third promotion for Cavanaugh while working for Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro (HPCG). She will begin her new role on July 1. Cavanaugh began her career with HPCG continue reading…

Beacon Place Director Chosen as 2013 Triad Nurse of Distinction

May 17, 2013 Pat Gibbons, RN, BSN, has been awarded the 2013 Triad Nurse of Distinction by the North Carolina Nurses Association as part of National Nurses Week. “Nurses have more direct contact with patients than anyone else in all of heathcare. Simply put, they are the backbone of our healthcare delivery system, “said Pat continue reading…

Goldstein Seminars Raise Awareness About Palliative Care

May 6, 2013 Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro (HPCG) welcomed Dr. Nathan Goldstein, MD, associate professor in the department of geriatrics and palliative medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, to Greensboro as the guest speaker for a series of educational workshops on palliative care for patients with heart failure. The educational seminars continue reading…

Human Race 5k Run Benefits Patient Assistance Fund

April 16, 2013 The 2013 Human Race was held on Saturday, March 31 at the Greensboro Coliseum. This 5K run event, sponsored by the Greensboro Volunteer Center, raises funds for Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro’s (HPCG) patient assistance fund. The Human Race is a nationwide, community charity walk and run that allows participants to continue reading…

Sixth Annual Corks for Kids Pat Generates More than $100,000

March 20, 2013 On March 8 more than 600 people came together to support grieving and medically fragile children by attending the sixth annual Corks for Kids Path, which generated more than $100,000 (gross) for Kids Path services. “These results are especially significant because Kids Path relies on public support for 73 percent of its continue reading…

Endowed Funds for Kids Path Help Address Growing Counseling Need

February 28, 2013 Thanks to the combined support of eight named endowment funds, Kids Path counselors will receive expanded training to address grief that results from a traumatic loss such as an accident, homicide, suicide or sudden medical event. “We recently audited 1,247 charts of child clients who used our services between 2007 and 2011,” continue reading…

Sixth Annual Corks for Kids Path Tickets on Sale Now

February 15, 2013 Corks for Kids Path will take place on Friday, March 8, at the Regency Room at Elm Street Center in downtown Greensboro. “We’ve been so pleased with the community’s generosity and commitment to this wonderful cause,” said Ashley Watkins, 2013 chairperson. “With a volunteer committee that was eager to build on last continue reading…

New Website with Expanded Resources Launched

January 25, 2013 Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro (HPCG) has launched a new website that features resource-rich material for families and caregivers, as well as intuitive and user-friendly navigation. Resources on the new website cover the continuum of care needs.  Visitors who are exploring how HPCG’s care could benefit their loved one will find continue reading…

Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro Celebrates Pastoral Care Week

October 22, 2012 Organizations and institutions throughout the world will recognize the spiritual care given through professional chaplaincy and pastoral counseling within our communities October 21 through 27. Chaplains, pastoral care counselors, educators and care providers will share in this year’s theme, “Giving Voice” joining together to empower, express and educate! Regardless of faith tradition, continue reading…

Helping Bereaved Spouses Reinvest in Life

September 26, 2012 Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro’s (HPCG) Counseling and Education Center (CEC) will launch a support group for bereaved spouses and life partners in October. The concept evolved at the suggestion of several people who attended an initial support group for spouses. “Having navigated the early stages of loss, these individuals have continue reading…

New Visual Identity Campaign Launched at June Staff Meeting

June 5, 2012 For more than three decades, Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro (HPCG) has been the trusted provider of comprehensive end-of-life care services for adults and children in Guilford County. Focus group and market research conducted over the past year as part of its strategic planning process demonstrated that HPCG’s visual identity, including continue reading…