The Gilchrist County Board of Commissioners read a National Hospice and Palliative Care Proclamation into the meeting minutes on November 5 to assist Haven Hospice in reaching out to Gilchrist County citizens to raise awareness of end-of-life care.

Chairman of the Gilchrist County Board of Commissioners Todd Gray presented the proclamation to Haven Hospice Chiefland Administrator Anita Howard who accepted the presentation of the proclamation on behalf of Haven Hospice.

“Haven appreciates the support of the Gilchrist County Board of Commissioners and the citizens of Gilchrist County throughout the year,” said Haven Hospice Chiefland Administrator Anita Howard. “Proclaiming November as National Hospice and Palliative Care month demonstrates the board’s willingness to help raise awareness about hospice care as well as the services Haven provides to the community. It is our honor and pleasure to provide comfort, care and compassion to those we serve and the continued support by this community allows us to do that.”

Haven reaches out to the Tri-Counties and the surrounding communities on a consistent basis to raise awareness for end-of-life care; however, during National Hospice and Palliative Care Month, Haven seeks to amplify these efforts.  The proclamation celebrates and affirms local government commitment to hospice during November’s National Hospice Palliative Care Month. This proclamation is based on the document issued by the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO).