What’s Happening

Meeting & Greeting at our new La Pine Office

P1060857To our communities south of Bend, please join us Friday, November 21 for fun and refreshments as we celebrate our newly relocated La Pine office on Huntington Road. Throughout the past 30 years, our home health and hospice clinicians have cared for patients and families in the area. Now, along with a new work space for our nurses and social workers, we plan to bring our Community Education Series to the community as well. First off is a presentation on our Transitions program at the La Pine Senior Center January 13. To learn more about our services and programs, to meet our staff and community partners, and even consider a volunteer role within our organization, gather with us noon to 4 pm, November 21 and enjoy Bad Boys BBQ and music from KSJJ radio!

New Partners in Palliative Care

Photo_BThrough a unique partnership with Bend Memorial Clinic, Partners In Care has begun to perform palliative care consults within BMC’s oncology clinic under the direction of our palliative care physician, Jenny Blechman, MD. The palliative care team at Partners In Care works closely with long-established Home Health, Transitions, and Hospice services to assure continuity of care.

Partners In Care was awarded a Community Health Excellence grant from PacificSource Health Plans for the launch of its palliative care program. Shown above are Greg Hagfors, CEO of BMC with Dr. Blechman and CEO, Eric Alexander. The organizations launched its program in late September with a palliative presentation by Dr. Janet Bull, Chief Medical Officer at Four Seasons Compassion for Life, Ashville, NC. Dr. Bull also holds a consultant assistant professorship in the internal medicine department at Duke University Medical Center and was named one of the top 30 visionaries in palliative care.

Bend Bulletin covered the partnership and community-based, palliative program. To read more, click: The Bulletin Health Section, October 16, 2014.





“Partners In Care has skilled health care professionals who provide the highest quality care with respect, compassion and dignity. I don’t know what we would have done without their loving care.”