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Hospice employee makes donation

PORTHENRY - High Peaks Hospice & Palliative Care, Inc. has received a donation from Alison Williams, administrative services director of Hudson Headwaters Health Network, in honor of her co-workers.

"Alison's gift highlights the admiration and collaboration that exists between our agencies, as well as her commitment to her own staff, and we are extremely grateful," said Sunday Conine, development coordinator with High Peaks Hospice & Palliative Car. "Alison also recognizes Debbie Bardin, her supervisor George Purdue and her counter-part at HHHN Donna Gorton, the director of nursing ."

The following are the staff of HHHN, recognized:

Office managers Durna Caldwell of Queensbury, Susan Gill of Chester-Horicon, Jennifer Baker of Fort Edward-Kingsbury, Beth Williams of Glens Falls, Laurel Dixon of Moreau, Candy King of Moriah, Barb Galusha of Schroon Lake-North Creek, Melissa Frasier of Ticonderoga, Deb Lawson of Warrensburg, Michelle Aubin of Warrensburg Dental,

Office coordinator Carol Johnson of Indian Lake, reference specialist Lisa LaPointe and document specialists Jennifer Morehouse, Amanda Johnson, Marjorie Rosen, Rita McCarthy and Kyle Anderson.

"Hospice guides and supports the patient and their loved ones through their final journey inside an inclusive circle of care, sheltering them from an otherwise isolated and lonely journey," said Gail Herman of hospice. "We provide dignity, comfort and peace at the end of life. We do this in cooperation with local health and human services organizations such as Hudson Headwaters Health Network.

"In 2009, we cared for 366 patients and their families," she added. "Patients and families benefit from our patient-centered team approach, finding peace at the end of their days."

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