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Community Hospice & Palliative Care Celebrates Social Work Month

March 4, 2024 (Jacksonville, Fla.) – Community Hospice & Palliative Care is proud to join the nation in celebrating Social Work Month this March, recognizing social workers' invaluable contributions in hospice care. As an organization committed to providing compassionate and comprehensive end-of-life care, we extend our heartfelt appreciation to our dedicated team of social workers who play a crucial role in enhancing the well-being of our patients and their families.

Social Work Month is an opportunity to highlight the impact of social workers in hospice care, emphasizing the essential support they provide to individuals facing life-limiting illnesses and their loved ones. Social workers are integral members of our interdisciplinary team, working collaboratively with other healthcare professionals to address patients' and their families' emotional, psychological, and social needs.

"Our social workers embody the heart of our organization, consistently demonstrating empathy, compassion, and expertise in navigating the complex challenges associated with end-of-life care," said Mary McElroy, Senior Vice President of Hospice Services at Community Hospice & Palliative Care. "Their dedication to enhancing the quality of life for our patients and families is truly commendable, and we are honored to celebrate their contributions during Social Work Month."

In hospice care, social workers provide emotional support, facilitating communication between patients and their families, and connecting them with community resources. They play a pivotal role in helping individuals cope with the emotional aspects of end-of-life transitions, ensuring that the care provided is not only medically sound but also sensitive to each patient's unique needs and preferences.

Community Hospice & Palliative Care is committed to fostering a supportive and inclusive environment for our social workers, recognizing the importance of their role in promoting holistic and patient-centered care. This Social Work Month, we express our deepest gratitude to our social workers for their unwavering dedication and commendable efforts in positively impacting the lives of those we serve.

For more information about Community Hospice & Palliative Care and the services provided by our compassionate team of social workers, please visit

About Community Hospice & Palliative Care

Established in 1979, Community Hospice & Palliative Care is an innovative national leader in palliative and hospice care, as well as providing programs and services to meet the diverse needs of the communities it serves. During its 45-year history, through the support of more than 1,000 employees and 1,000 volunteers, the organization helps approximately 1,600 patients per day to live better with advanced illness – at home, in long-term care and assisted living facilities, in hospitals and at its 10 inpatient care centers. No one is ever denied care due to an inability to pay. To learn more about the support and services of Community Hospice & Palliative Care, visit

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