Hospice gets a new name


Hospice & Palliative Care of Cape Cod announced Monday that it had changed its name to HopeHealth.

“The HopeHealth name reinforces the non-profit’s mission of enhancing the quality of life for people experiencing serious illness and loss, while also reflecting an expansion of services and footprint across six Eastern Massachusetts counties,” the organization said in a press release.

“We are excited about launching HopeHealth, a name that is authentic to our history and mission, while also reflecting our growth and evolution,” said David Rehm, HopeHealth president and CEO. “As HopeHealth, patients and families can rest assured that our trusted care and support remains consistent with what they’ve come to expect for more than 30 years. This legacy of care continues as we provide hope for patient-defined quality of life to more people than ever before.”

In recent years the Hyannis-based nonprofit organization expanded hospice services to Martha’s Vineyard, Brockton, and greater Boston

In December 2009, Hospice & Palliative Care of Cape Cod began operating on Martha’s Vineyard as Island Hospice, in collaboration with Hospice of Martha’s Vineyard. About the same time, the Vineyard Nursing Association (VNA) announced that it had signed a staffing agreement with Island Hospice.

Hospice of Martha’s Vineyard is a separate volunteer-based, private nonprofit that provides emotional, spiritual, physical, and medical support for people with life-ending illnesses free of charge and without many of the encumbrances associated with Medicare or other insurers’ rules.

For more information on HopeHealth, call 508-957-0200 or go to HopeHealthCo.org.