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Bluegrass Care Navigators Marks Anniversary of Hospice Care Center in Hazard

This May, Bluegrass Care Navigators is celebrating the ten-year anniversary of the Greg and Noreen Wells Hospice Care Center in Hazard. Since its opening in 2011, more than 3,500 patients have benefitted from this inpatient facility for hospice care.

The care center provides a comforting place for patients and families when symptoms cannot be controlled in the home, or the family is unable to provide the care that is needed for a loved one at home. The center enables families to remain involved in the patient’s care while benefiting from the full-time nursing and physician services.

In 2011, Bluegrass Care Navigators was honored to receive a lead gift for the Hospice Care Center in Hazard. Today, the Greg and Noreen Wells Hospice Care Center provides end-of-life and respite care for patients who struggle to manage symptoms at home, in a setting designed to comfort both the patient and their loved ones.

“We are proud to celebrate ten remarkable years made possible by the generosity of Greg and Noreen Wells. We look forward to providing many more years of service to patients and families,” said Monica Couch, Associate Vice President of Eastern KY Operations for Bluegrass Care Navigators.

Located in Hazard to serve southeastern Kentucky, the hospice care center features 12 private patient suites with outdoor patios, and multiple family areas. Specially trained staff and volunteers carry out a patient-focused plan of care developed by the hospice team in collaboration with the patient, family and attending physician. Both patients and families can receive emotional and spiritual support from Bluegrass Care Navigator social workers and chaplains.

“Everyone deserves compassionate and expert care when facing a serious illness,” said Stephanie Greene, Chief Hospice Officer for Bluegrass Care Navigators. “Our care center allows us to extend that opportunity to patients who are unable to be cared for at home.”

Bluegrass Care Navigators provides hospice care in 32 counties across central, eastern and northern Kentucky. In addition, the agency supports those facing serious illness or chronic disease with private duty nursing, home primary care, transitional care, adult day health care, and palliative care services.

For more information, call 855-492-0812 or visit www.bgcarenav.org.

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