Healthcare Professionals

Hospice Women of Philanthropy Honor LifePath Hospice Care Coordinator with Dandelion Award

Awarded during group’s sixth annual Spring Soiree

The Chapters Health Foundation, celebrated Flossie Manora, RN, the first recipient of the Hospice Women of Philanthropy Dandelion Award.

The Dandelion Award signifies LifePath Hospice’s unwavering gratitude for the sacrifices of frontline hospice workers and its commitment to recognize excellence. The qualities required of the winner are a healing presence, humility, warmth, strength and endurance.

“The job to me is truly a calling. We want you to feel good that you made the best possible choice for your loved one,” said Manora, care coordinator with LifePath Hospice. “We slow the families down so sons can be sons and daughters be daughters. I’m honored to be recognized for doing what I love.”

“I have worked with Flossie Manora for over 15 years, the expertise of the work that Flossie performs is driven by her empathy and compassion in caring for hospice patients and families,” said Matthew Skairus, clinical manager for LifePath Hospice.

Through the unprecedented challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, Manora, and many other Chapters Health team members have shown incredible resilience and compassion.

“These team members have overcome hardships by standing strong and proud. I am in awe of their fortitude and dedication,” said Trish Melech, founding member of the Hospice Women of Philanthropy and LifePath Hospice board member.

Manora received the award during this afternoon’s Spring Soiree event. Event proceeds support LifePath Hospice services and programs. Olympic Figure Skating Champion and Cancer Survivor/Activist, Scott Hamilton was a featured speaker.

The Hospice Women of Philanthropy is a group of local women who participate in building and strengthening hospice-related programs through joint contributions. The group also provides women with opportunities for education in an effort to foster and develop their capacities for philanthropic leadership.

About LifePath Hospice

LifePath Hospice, an affiliate of Chapters Health System, is a community-based, not-for-profit organization that supports more than 7,300 patients each year in Hillsborough County as they face the challenges of advancing age and illness. Healthcare professionals and trained volunteers embrace the LifePath Hospice mission to make the most of life by relieving the suffering of patients and their families affected by serious health issues. Since 2008, the organization has been accredited by The Joint Commission, the nation’s premier healthcare accrediting body and in 2017 was awarded deemed status. Learn more at, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest  and LinkedIn.

About Chapters Health Foundation

Chapters Health Foundation is a 501(c)(3), not-for-profit organization committed to supporting Chapters Health System, a progressive leader in home health, palliative care, hospice and grief support. Chapters Health Foundation provides more than $2.5 million annually in charity care in order to continue to meet the needs of patients and families who cannot afford hospice services. Chapters Health Foundation also provides $1.3 million in funding for the provision of grief support across Chapters Health and more than $1 million to assist with underfunded pediatric and adult palliative care services.

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Austin Mudd

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Chapters Health System

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