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Letters To The Editor

November 26, 2012

Letters to the Editor: Nov. 26, 2012

Making

a difference

TO THE EDITOR: Last year, I began my letter saying that Hospice of the North Country will assist a record number of individuals and their families.

Amazingly and with the staff, volunteers and physicians who refer, we will exceed our record number from last year. How grateful we are for your expression of confidence in our Malone and Plattsburgh staff members. They provide excellent and expert care from the heart and make a difference in every life they serve.

Nationally, November is a time to recognize hospice services. Our greatest strength is our staff and volunteers who provide not only clinical care but emotional support during end of life.

We thank our physician community for trusting us with their care and our Hospice leadership team for their continued support of their staff and volunteers. Undoubtedly, you or someone you know has had the opportunity to receive assistance from Hospice staff. You know firsthand the difference it makes for both the patients and their families. 

Soon, we will kick off of our Light Up a Life Campaign of giving. Please participate by remembering loved ones who have died. By doing so, you support the vital work being done by your local hospice. We exist because of people like you. People who know what it is to have comfort, care, dignity and compassion at the end of life. 

In my last year as president and chair of the board, I continue to be humbled and grateful to have had the opportunity to get to know this outstanding organization serving two communities. I want to thank our staff, volunteers, referring physicians, the leadership team and my fellow board members. You all make a difference at this most critical time of life.

CINDIE GARDNER

Board of Directors president

Hospice of the North Country

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