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Pathways Hospice Recognizes Sponsors of Bridge to Caring 2013

San Francisco, California (PRWEB) April 02, 2013

Pathways Hospice, a palliative care and hospice agency in the San Francisco Bay Area, is celebrating the success of Bridge to Caring 2013, a fundraising event held on March 12, 2013. Over $55,000 was raised to support Pathways Hospice at this annual event that included an afternoon of bridge, a wine and hors d’oeuvres reception, and an exclusive dinner followed by a talk by author, Laney Salisbury.

Pathways thanks its 2013 Bridge to Caring sponsors including Kayne Anderson Rudnick Wealth Advisors, Wells Fargo, Derk Hunter, Mr. & Mrs. Franklin P. Johnson, Jr., Brannons Medical, Littler Mendelson P.C., Moss Adams LLP, Ms. Beehaven, California Home Medical Equipment, Cole Hardware, Cypress Lawn Funeral Home, Foley & Lardner LLP, Kepler’s Books & Magazines, and Superior Healthcare Equipment & Services.

“With the critical support of our partners and sponsors, Pathways Hospice is able to provide comfort and care to our patients and their families night and day,” said Sandra Coolidge, Vice President of Admissions, Community Relations and Philanthropy at Pathways. “As a local, non-profit serving the community for over 36 years, our roots runs deep in neighborhoods and cities throughout the Bay Area.”

Proceeds from the 2013 Bridge to Caring benefitted the Dream Team, Pathways’ 24/7 on-call nursing team. When Pathways Hospice patients and families need help at night, on weekends, or on holidays that help is just a phone call away. If a visit seems necessary, a nurse is dispatched directly to the home to assess the situation, address medical issues, and assure the patient's comfort and safety, as well as reassuring and assisting the family members The Dream Team ensures a quick response to patient’s symptoms and often helps the patient avoid emergency room visits and hospitalization.

For more information about Pathways Home Health & Hospice’s future events, contact Holly Smith at 1.800.753.3071 or e-mail events(at)pathwayshealth(dot)org or visit

About Pathways Home Health & Hospice
Pathways Home Health & Hospice is a non-profit, community-based organization with more than 36 years of assisting Bay Area families. Pathways was founded in 1977 by a group of Stanford physicians and community members who saw the need for professional care at home. That first year, Pathways served 12 patients. Pathways now serves over 5,000 families a year in San Francisco, Alameda, Santa Clara, San Mateo and Contra Costa Counties.

Affiliated with El Camino and Sequoia Hospitals since 1986, Pathways Home Health & Hospice is accredited by The Joint Commission, and is a member of the Visiting Nurse Association of America, California Hospice & Palliative Care Association, and the California Association of Health Services at Home. Pathways Home Health & Hospice is a designated 2012 HomeCare Elite Agency for Quality Care.

For more information about Pathways services, bereavement services, grief workshops, volunteering, or making a donation in support of Pathways’ families, call 1.888. 755.7855 or visit

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