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Sep 7 2018

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Heartland Hospice Serving Western Pennsylvania

Counties Served: Allegheny, Washington

750 Holiday Drive, Suite 110, Foster Plaza #9

Pittsburgh, PA 15220-2783

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  • Hospice of west alabama
  • Hospice of west alabama
  • Hospice of west alabama
  • Hospice of west alabama

750 Holiday Drive, Suite 110, Foster Plaza #9

Pittsburgh, PA 15220-2783

Agency Phone: 412-919-5600

Agency Fax: 412-928-2127

What Makes Us Different

  • You don’t have to give up hope to get hospice. Many patients and the loved ones who care for them say they wish hospice care had started sooner.
  • Treatments that provide our patients with comfort and relief may continue, uninterrupted, even after we’ve started providing hospice care.
  • We don’t require that advance directive choices be made such as a “do not resuscitate” order (DNR) or living will to begin providing hospice care.
  • When you need care, we’re ready to provide it. Any day of the year, any time of the day, we can initiate hospice care for you or your loved one.
  • Our heart stretches across the nation. At any given time, Heartland provides comforting care to thousands of patients in communities and neighborhoods across the country.
  • We’re fully accredited by Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC). We’ve chosen to follow their additional requirements in order to help advance the highest standards of community-based care.
  • Wherever you are in your health care journey, we’re there to meet you.
  • As mutual care providers, we work closely with your health care professionals to make sure specific protocols are followed closely.

In Addition We Offer

  • Referrals and admissions 24-hours a day, 7-days a week
  • Admission follow-up phone call within 24-48 hours after admission
  • Home IV therapy
  • Encouragement for patients’ physician to be attending physician
  • Patient-focused care with patient/family maintaining control
  • Heartland clinicians sent to the Emergency Department to meet patients who have gone to the hospital
  • Onsite referral coordination
  • We Honor Veterans – Level 2
  • Pet therapy
  • Music therapy
  • Massage therapy
  • Alternative therapies
  • Vigil Volunteers for patients at end-of-life
  • Memorial services
  • Making Choices guide for end-of-life choices

Dr. Thomas R. DeGregory – Medical Director

  • Credentials: D.O.
  • Started Practicing: 1973
  • Medical School: Des Moines University – College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Medical Specialty: Family Medicine, Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Dr. Brian Everhart – Team Physician

  • Credentials: D.O.

Michele Swanhart – Nurse Practitioner

  • Credentials: MSN, CRNP – Board Certified through ANCC
  • Started in Hospice: 2013
  • Academic Degree and School: MSN – University of Pittsburgh, BSN – St. Francis
  • Medical Specialty: Family NP

Cynthia Roche – Director of Professional Services

  • Credentials: RN, BS
  • Started in Hospice: 2000
  • Academic Degree and School: St. Margaret’s Hospital, California University of PA

Florence Lewis – Administrator

  • Credentials: BSN, MSN
  • Started in Hospice: 2005
  • Academic Degree and School: BSN – Duquesne University, MSN – University of Pittsburgh

Heartland Hospice Care Team

  • Patients and families
  • Heartland’s Medical Director
  • The patient’s physician
  • Registered nurses
  • Hospice aides
  • Social worker
  • Spiritual care coordinator
  • Bereavement counselor
  • Dietitian
  • Pharmacist
  • Physical, occupational and speech/language therapists
  • Volunteers

Outcomes

The Heartland Experience means trying to exceed your expectations in every way. As part of our commitment to excellence, we measure the level of our service so that we can enrich the lives of our patients and the people who love them by delivering services that best meet their needs. *

Pain Controlled Within 48 Hours:

* Source: Strategic Healthcare Programs (SHP) 2016

Partners in Care

Heartland Hospice collaborates with a variety of health care partners and organizations within our community to help improve access to high-quality care. Some of our Partners in Care include:

Contracted Facilities

Other Health Care Providers

Success Stories

Every day, our hospice agencies receive recognition for the care they have provided to a patient or someone’s loved one. Many tell us they don’t have the words to describe their appreciation and simply say “Thanks.” Below are comments and letters from patients and family members sharing their gratitude.

“Thank you all at Heartland Hospice for everything you have done for my mom and also now for continuing to keep in touch with your sincere understanding of my loss. The nurse, aides and all involved are always in my thoughts, and I really mean that!”

Daughter of a hospice patient, Pittsburgh, PA

As the Heartland Hospice team works closely with their patients and families, they often learn many personal thoughts and feelings of their patients. Deb, a Social Worker at Heartland Hospice Serving Western Pennsylvania, learned about her patient’s faraway family and was able to bring about a long-awaited reunion.

“Every single one of our volunteers gives a piece of their heart along with their time whenever they visit our patients. Hospice is a beautiful gift that we are blessed to be a part of. With so many hearts beating as one for others, it is impossible not to be inspired.” To read more, click here.

Autumn, Volunteer Coordinator for Heartland Hospice, Pittsburgh, PA

Volunteering

At Heartland, we consider our involvement with patients a sacred opportunity and a privilege to be in their lives. We depend on our hospice volunteers to help us provide the love, respect and care our patients and their families need.

Our volunteers help enrich the lives of our patients by:

  • Running errands for patients and families
  • Staying with patients so family members can get a much-needed rest
  • Reading or providing a comforting touch
  • Playing or singing soothing music to patients
  • Keeping vigil with patients in their final hours
  • Helping with office support tasks at the agency
  • Providing a friendly visit to lift a patient’s spirits
  • Providing special veteran volunteer support to patients who are veterans

To become a hospice volunteer, click here to download and complete the volunteer form on a desktop computer. Once completed, save and email the form to our Heartland staff (if you use Microsoft Outlook, please use this link instead). You may also print out the form and complete it by hand, then fax it to 412-928-2127 or mail it to our agency. We will contact you once the form has been received. If you have any questions, please call our agency.

Join Our Team

Become a part of our team and join us on our mission to provide patient-centered care. Click on the link below for a list of current openings at this location. You can also register for our job alerts and get up-to-the minute notifications of positions as they become available.


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