Mission Hospice & Home Care celebrates 39 years of service

by Contributed Content on January 31, 2018

On Sunday, January 28th, more than 200 people gathered at the Sharon Heights Golf & Country Club in Menlo Park to celebrate Mission Hospice & Home Care’s 39 years of service to the local community and the successful completion of its $6 million Hospice House Campaign.

In Fall 2015, Mission Hospice launched the campaign to fund the purchase, renovation, and opening of San Mateo County’s only hospice house. Mission Hospice reached its fundraising goal in January 2018, thanks to generous contributions from more than 1,000 donors, including leadership gifts from Sequoia Healthcare District, Mission Hospice Auxiliary, Mission Hospice Board of Directors, Peninsula Health Care District, and Mills-Peninsula Health Services.

Mission House, located in San Mateo, provides a peaceful, homelike environment specifically designed for patients in the last weeks of life who need intensive, round-the-clock symptom management that cannot be provided at home. Donations and grants will continue to support patients who are underinsured, and to enable a level of medical care above and beyond what insurance will reimburse.

The organization also honored Mary Chigos, RN, NP and the Peninsula Health Care District for their significant contributions to the organization.

Photo courtesy of Mission Hospice: Left to right: Mission Hospice Board Chair Dr. Steve Weller, Peninsula Health Care District Board Treasurer Dennis Zell, 2018 Lotus Award winner Mary Chigos, Mission Hospice CEO Dwight Wilson

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