Partnership expands hospice care in the midstate

Written by  Craig Layne
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(Lancaster) -- Two major midstate health care providers are joining together today to offer their services to more people. Hospice of Lancaster County and York County-based WellSpan Health are partnering to form "Hospice and Community Care."

hospice-partnershipSteve Knaub serves as its president. He says the affiliation will bring end-of-life care and grief counseling to an underserved population in York and Adams counties. "It gives a chance to reach people in a very specialized manner," Knaub says. "We have the ability to be specialized with pediatric hospice care, with dementia support, through wound specialization. All of those really can help."

Knaub says workers with WellSpan's VNA Hospice will become part of Hospice and Community Care. He says Hospice of Lancaster County currently cares for more than 500 people per day. Its services are now available in all of York and Lancaster counties, and parts of Adams, Berks, Chester, Lebanon, and Dauphin counties.

by Craig Layne, witf news

Last modified on Monday, 06 August 2012 04:47

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