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Director of Finance

September 14, 2017

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities: The Director of Finance and Retail Services will build and manage an effective and streamlined administrative/financial system, including financial, accounting, legal, and information technology (IT). He or she is responsible for organizing, developing, implementing and monitoring the annual operating and capital budget, financial services, general accounting, patient business services, data […]

Visit Nurse, LVN

July 7, 2017

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:  Provides direct care to patients under the supervision of a Registered Nurse (RN) in accordance with Medical Director Orders and plan of care. Primary Department: Outpatient Unit   Reporting Relationship:  Clinical Care Manager Position Type:   Non-Exempt / Wage Range Start $ 25.44 to End $ 33.19 Job Details and […]

A Search Begins

June 29, 2017

In March 2014, my 36-year nursing career led me to Nevada County and Hospice of the Foothills.  I was initially a consultant and then hired as a contract employee to fill the role of interim Director of Patient Care Services.  By September, I was asked to accept the role of interim Executive Director.  Then, in […]

Nevada County Juvenile Hall Presents a Donation

June 9, 2017

Thank you to everyone at Nevada County Juvenile Hall for donating the proceeds of the Will Bill Poker Tournement to Hospice of the Foothills. Representatives came by the office to personally present their gift! We are honored to receive this annual donation in memory of Bill Blackwell.  

Don’t Let Hospice Myths Get in the Way

September 27, 2016

As healthcare and insurance coverage in this country evolves, it is more important than ever that we inform ourselves about our healthcare choices and take a proactive role in the decision-making process.  End-of-life care should be an integral part of a life-long, personalized plan of care for everyone. So why do we delay conversations with […]

A Summer Blessing

August 30, 2016

On any given day at the Hospice of the Foothills campus, you may see 2 or 3 people slowly navigating the walkways, stopping frequently, and always looking intently at the ground. It may be puzzling to some, but the explanation is simple and quite touching. Most of the walkways and adjacent planting areas are lined […]

Transitions Palliative Care Program Provides Whole Patient Care

July 26, 2016

Each year, millions of people in the United States are diagnosed with a life-limiting illness. Unfortunately, too many of those patients will suffer needlessly from pain, nausea and other symptoms of their disease. Many times the treatment of the disease is the focus, and symptoms or side effects are not always addressed, or could be […]

The End of Life Option Act is Now Law

June 28, 2016

by Carolynn Peterson RN, MSN, AOCN, CHPCA, Executive Director  Californians have been debating physician assisted suicide, euthanasia, right to die, and death with dignity for well over 20 years.  In 1997, Oregon, Washington, and Vermont were the first states to approve laws that supported a patient’s right to die.  With the governor signing Assembly Bill […]

All Hospices Are NOT The Same

June 7, 2016

Did you know hospice is a philosophy of care rather than a place? It’s not uncommon for people to think that all hospices are connected, but hospices from town-to-town and state-to- state are different entities.  Some are ‘for profit’, corporate run enterprises.  Others, like Hospice of the Foothills, are nonprofit organizations with a grass roots […]

Still Here and Going Strong

February 11, 2016

Hospice of the Foothills’ Board of Directors and executive leadership are committed to making sure our community has the highest quality end-of-life care now, and for many years to come. While we made the difficult decision to close our Compassionate Care Home, the 12-bed in-patient facility, our core business and mission is unchanged; caring for […]

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