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Press Releases

If you want to keep up-to-date on the latest news about Chapters Health System, Good Shepherd Hospice, HPH Hospice, LifePath Hospice, Chapters Health Palliative Care and HPH Home Health, you have come to the right place. Below you will find our current press releases as well as have the opportunity to read past press releases.

If you are a member of the media—traditional, online, blogger, and have an idea for a story that would feature any of the affiliates of Chapters Health, please contact Corporate Communications at 813.871.8111 or email the Department at media@chaptershealth.org.

Chapters Health System and Hospice of Okeechobee Announce Finalized Affiliation Agreement

TAMPA, FL (August 2, 2019): Chapters Health System and Hospice of Okeechobee jointly announce today the signing of their finalized affiliation agreement. With this agreement and a staff of more than 1,600 and approximately 1,200 volunteers, Chapters Health and its affiliates now combine to annually provide care to more than 20,000 Floridians residing in 11 Florida counties with an average daily census of more than 2,700.

 

Chapters Health System and Hospice of Okeechobee Sign Affiliation Agreement

TAMPA, FL (July 9, 2019): Chapters Health System, one of the nation’s premier not-for-profit community-based care organizations headquartered in Temple Terrace, with current affiliates including Good Shepherd Hospice in Polk, Highlands and Hardee counties; HPH Hospice in Pasco, Hernando and Citrus counties and LifePath Hospice in Hillsborough County and Chapters Home Care Connect and Palliative Care, today signed an initial agreement with Hospice of Okeechobee to collaborate. Hospice of Okeechobee is a not-for-profit provider of hospice and other end-of-life services for residents living in Okeechobee, St. Lucie and Martin counties.  Both organizations expect to finalize the affiliation effective September 1, 2019. With this agreement, Chapters Health and its affiliates will combine to provide care to more than 20,000 Floridians annually residing in 11 Florida counties.

 

HPH Hospice Receives Sam’s Club Grant in Support of Camp REACH OUT

Brooksville, FL (May 15, 2019): HPH Hospice received a $500.00 grant from Sam’s Club, store #4818 in Brookville to support Camp REACH OUT.

Camp REACH OUT is an annual weekend camp for children living in Pasco, Hernando and Citrus Counties, ages 5 to 17, who experienced the death of a loved one.
HPH Hospice offers a wide variety of services including home health, palliative care, hospice and bereavement support. If you would like to learn more about HPH Hospice, make a donation or volunteer, please contact us at 727-819-5923.

Chapters Health System Recognized Again by the Great Place to Work® Institute

Tampa, FL (April 11, 2019): Chapters Health System was certified for the second year in a row as a great workplace in the Aging Services category today by the independent analysts at the Great Place to Work® Institute. Chapters Health and its affiliates (Good Shepherd Hospice, HPH Hospice, LifePath Hospice, Chapters Health Palliative Care and HPH Home Health) earned this distinction based on extensive ratings provided by its team members in anonymous surveys. A summary of these ratings can be found at: LINK to report.

 

LifePath Hospice to Host 27th Annual Camp Circle of Love

TAMPA, FL (March 18, 2019): The weekend of March 22 through 24, 2019 marks the 27th annual Camp Circle of Love, hosted by LifePath Hospice. Children ages 6 to 18, who live in Hillsborough County and experienced the death of a loved one, attend the camp that emphasizes the development and building of trust, coping with and managing grief. Each year the camp takes place at the Lakewood Retreat in Brooksville. To date, nearly 2,500 campers have been helped through Camp Circle of Love.

 

Chapters Health System Partners with WellSky to Enhance Post-Acute Care Across the Continuum

LENEXA, Kan. — March 12, 2019 — WellSky, a leading health and community care technology company backed by TPG Capital, today announced a partnership with Chapters Health System to deploy and develop its web-based electronic health record (EHR) technology solutions. Chapters Health and its affiliates will implement hospice EHR and palliative care software from Consolo, a WellSky company, as well as WellSky Home Health software to enhance the continuum of post-acute patient care services provided across eight Florida counties.

 

Chapters Health Foundation Presents 7th Annual One Night of Gospel Event

TAMPA, FL (February 27, 2019): Presented by the Chapters Health Foundation, One Night of Gospel has been a welcome community event for the last six years. This year’s concert will take place at the Church at the Mall on Sunday, March 17, 2019 with doors opening at 5:30 p.m. for VIP seating. The benefit concert features Ernie Haase & Signature Sound with special musical guests, the Crossfire Quartet and begins at 6 p.m. One Night of Gospel supports the work of Good Shepherd Hospice and kidsPACK.

 

Chapters Health System Expands Resources to Provide Home Care in Seven Counties

TAMPA, FL (January 8, 2019): Chapters Health System (Chapters Health) announced the signing of a finalized purchase agreement for Achieve Home Care, LLC (Achieve), which expands its resources to provide home care in seven counties. Chapters Health is a not-for-profit organization headquartered in Temple Terrace, with current affiliates that include HPH Home Health in Pasco and Pinellas counties; Chapters Health Palliative Care in Hillsborough, Highlands and Polk counties; Good Shepherd Hospice in Polk, Highlands and Hardee counties; HPH Hospice in Pasco, Hernando and Citrus counties and LifePath Hospice in Hillsborough County. Achieve currently serves patients in Hillsborough and Polk counties, but is also licensed to provide home care in Highlands, Hardee and Manatee counties.  The integration of Achieve staff and patients will occur over the next three months to ensure continuity of care.

 

Good Shepherd Hospice Hosts Lights of Remembrance Events

TAMPA, FL (November  13, 2018): On three separate dates, Good Shepherd Hospice will host “Lights of Remembrance,” which are annual commemorative ceremonies for families and community members to acknowledge and appreciate cherished loved ones. The holiday memorial ceremonies are scheduled for Tuesday, November 27; Tuesday, December 4 and Thursday, December 6. Starting at 6 p.m., each holiday memorial ceremony, which is free and open to the public, will take place at several locations throughout Polk and Highlands counties.

 

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