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Auburn Mayor Honors National Hospice and Palliative Care Month

Posted by on Nov 6, 2017 in Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital | 0 comments

Auburn – Auburn Mayor Matthew Spokely presented a proclamation to Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital’s Mark Knoble, M.D., medical director,  Jacklyn Whitson, R.N., Hospice clinical supervisor and Patricia Mandrup, clinical manager at the Oct. 23 city council meeting. The proclamation recognizes November as National Hospice and Palliative Care Month, encouraging citizens to understand and become aware of the services and programs available at the end of life.

From left: Mayor Matthew Spokely, Dr. Knoble, Patricia Mandrup and Jacklyn Whitson

“It’s an honor for the city of Auburn and members of the community to recognize and support our efforts to increase the awareness and importance surrounding end-of-life care,” said Dr. Knoble. “Our services are about making meaningful and memorable moments for our patients and their loved ones, even at the most difficult times.”

Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital’s VNA & Hospice programs provide care management and emotional support to patients and their families to enable them to live out their lives with dignity and comfort, surrounded by the people and things they love. The hospital’s bereavement program is generously supported by the Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital Foundation.

“We offer a model of high-quality care that enables patients and families to remain in control of their care while finding comfort and peace,” said Patricia Mandrup, clinical manager at SAFH VNA & Hospice. “Our staff and volunteers are highly trained to assist with all patient needs and to provide support, encouragement and bereavement resources.”

To honor National Hospice and Palliative Care Month, the hospice team will distribute homemade gift baskets to local providers and physician groups in the community to thank them for working alongside hospice to care for those in need.

“Hospice has always been an integral part of serving those in our community who are managing the final chapter of their lives,” said Mandrup. “It is an honor and a privilege to be invited into a family’s life at this most precious of moments.”

The hospice team will also host the annual Light Up a Life ceremony on Nov. 30 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the Ridge Golf Course and Event Center.

Light Up a Life is an evening of remembrance and celebration for those who have experienced the death of a loved one. This is a free event that all members of the community are invited to attend. For more information or to RSVP, please call 530-886-6650.

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