News and Press Releases

On November 1, 2016, Pathways will become the first home health and hospice organization in the San Francisco Bay Area to launch the electronic medical record system Epic. This bold move–one year in the making–will enable Pathways to exchange patient records with local organizations like El Camino Hospital, Kaiser, and PAMF smoothly and easily.

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Internationally renowned author Alexander McCall Smith, CBE, FRSE was the featured speaker Thursday at the 26th annual One From the Heart Awards Breakfast in Palo Alto. He entertained the 550 guests with tales from his latest books, and discussed HIV/AIDS and hospice care in Botswana.

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Pathways will honor Glenna Vaskelis, retired president of Dignity Health Sequoia Hospital, with its Leadership in Healthcare Award at the 26th annual One from the Heart Breakfast fundraiser on Thursday, October 13.

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By Robin Chapman Best-selling author Alexander McCall Smith was so warm and kind in our recent video chat—using Skype to connect our Pathways computer in California with his device in Scotland—that he not only showed us around his Edinburgh study, he was about to introduce us to his nine-month-old grandson and would have, except the […]

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Pathways—a Bay Area not-for-profit home health, hospice, and private duty organization—today announced the appointment of Scott Robinson RN, MSN, to the position of Chief Clinical Officer (CCO). In this new position for Pathways, Robinson will oversee all clinical areas to ensure program successes. Robinson is a successful healthcare leader with an extensive track record of […]

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SUNNYVALE, Calif.— June 19, 2016 – Pathways Home Health & Hospice thanks the many sponsors of its premier 4th annual Links to the Heart Golf Tournament, held Monday, July 11, 2016 at the Stanford University Golf Course in memory of Wayne Randolph Brown. Golfers at the tournament enjoyed the opportunity to play on the exclusive […]

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Sunnyvale, Calif.— May 10, 2016 – Pathways Home Health & Hospice recently announced the distinguished committee members and schedule for its premier 4th annual Links to the Heart Golf Tournament to be held Monday, July 11, 2016 at the Stanford University Golf Course in memory of Wayne Randolph Brown. Golfers at the tournament will have […]

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Sunnyvale, Calif. — Pathways Home Health & Hospice Golf Committee Co-Chairs Jim and Sally Young and Tito and Cameron Bianchi announced that Pathways’ 4th annual Links to the Heart Tournament at Stanford is dedicated to the memory of Wayne Randolph Brown. This dedication was initiated by a dear friend and longtime golfing partner of Wayne […]

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Sunnyvale, Calif. —The Pathways Home Health & Hospice Links to the Heart Committee has announced the date of its premier golf tournament to be held Monday, July 11, 2016 at Stanford University Golf Course. Golfers at the 4th annual Links to the Heart tournament will have the rare opportunity to play the exclusive Stanford University […]

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The Silicon Valley Business Journal awarded Pathways Chief Strategy Officer Georgia Rock a Women of Influence Award for 2016. Rock oversees strategic partnerships as well as Pathways Sales and Marketing departments. Rock has more than 30 years of operational experience in home health and hospice. Since she joined Pathways 20 years ago, she has been […]

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Pathways—A Bay Area not-for profit—is pleased to announce that it has received a $15,000 grant from the Peninsula Health Care District’s (PHCD) Community Grants Program. This grant will support Pathways’ mission to provide high-quality home health, hospice, private duty, and geriatric care management with kindness and respect, promoting comfort, independence, and dignity. “The Peninsula Health […]

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Pathways Private Duty today announced that it has received the Best of Home Care Provider of Choice Award from Home Care Pulse. The Provider of Choice Award is granted only to the top ranking home care providers, based on client satisfaction scores gathered by Home Care Pulse. Pathways is now ranked among a select few […]

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Sunnyvale-based Pathways Private Duty today announced that it has received the Best of Home Care Provider of Choice Award from Home Care Pulse. Awarded to only the top ranking home care providers based on client satisfaction scores, Pathways is now ranked among a select few home care providers across the country who have proven their […]

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Sunnyvale, Calif. — December 16, 2015. The El Camino Healthcare District (ECHD) awarded a grant for $45,000 to Pathways as part of its community benefit program for 2015-2016. Continuing its long-standing partnership with Pathways, the ECHD grant supports the services Pathways provides to uninsured or underinsured home health patients within the District. “Pathways is very […]

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Pathways announced today its latest partnership with shiva.com–an online resource for learning about Jewish mourning. Shiva.com provides a compilation of tools and articles covering all aspects of Jewish shiva, along with guidance on expressing appropriate condolences to Jewish individuals and families observing shiva. The site also provides links for purchasing appropriate gifts–from gift baskets to […]

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Pathways announced today its latest partnership with eCondolence.com–an online resource for grieving individuals, families, and their loved ones. eCondolence.com’s Learning Center provides a compilation of tools and articles, covering topics such as grief, coping, bereavement and loss, along with guidance on expressing appropriate condolences. A joint press release can be found online. NOTE: This link […]

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The AARP Bulletin published a feature story by Paula Spencer Scott entitled “10 Facts You Need to Know about Hospice.” The article shows the benefits of hospice care for anyone who has been diagnosed by their doctor as having six months or fewer to live, and the support available to their caregivers and family members. […]

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Pathways Medical Director Ellen Brown, M.D. is featured heavily in a recently published Lifescript article on metatastic breast cancer. The article highlights the physical and emotional tolls that cancer patients face, and how palliative care can help provide physical, emotional, and spiritual relief. You can read the full story on Lifescript’s website, www.lifescript.com. NOTE: Clicking […]

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Pathways today announced that it received a generous $7,500 grant from the Intero Foundation to support severely ill or dying children and their families. The Pathways KIDS program provides professional home visits, grief counseling and support, and training to families on providing care at home. “This generous grant from the Intero Foundation will help many […]

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Pathways Foundation is proud to announce that our One from the Heart Committee was recognized as Distinguished Volunteer Fundraisers by AFP Silicon Valley in honor of the $5 million raised at the One from the Heart Awards Breakfasts over the past twenty-five years. Accepting the award on behalf of the committee were current event co-chair, […]

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Pathways Director of Rehabilitation Services Renetta Henault will speak this week about a unique collaboration that Pathways has with Walk Joy—a new tool aimed at improving the lives of seniors through technology. Henault is speaking at the Aging 2.0 AgeTech Expo in San Francisco on November 19. Walk Joy consists of bands worn just below […]

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History of Hospice The word “hospice” (from the same word root as “hospitality”) goes back to medieval times when it meant a place of shelter and rest for weary or sick travelers. The term was first applied to specialized care for dying patients by Dame Cicely Saunders. She became first a nurse, then a social […]

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Sunnyvale, Calif.— Pathways today announced that it has been named a Top Agency of the 2015 HomeCare Elite™, a recognition of the top-performing home health agencies in the United States. Now in its tenth year, the HomeCare Elite identifies the top 25 percent of Medicare-certified agencies and highlights the top 100 and top 500 agencies […]

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Pathways Home Health & Hospice executive Sandra Coolidge was recently named president of the non-profit organization’s foundation. This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Pathways Foundation. During that time the foundation has raised more than $25 million to support programs and services for Pathways patients. As president of the fundraising arm of Pathways, Coolidge […]

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On October 29, 2016, at the Silver Anniversary of its signature fundraising event, the One from the Heart Awards Breakfast, Pathways will honor Foundation Board Chair Mark Kelsey’s years of service with the Leadership in Healthcare Philanthropy Award. Mark and Kathy Kelsey were introduced to Pathways in 2001 when they became caregivers for a beloved […]

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Nationally renowned radio broadcaster Michael Krasny will be the featured speaker for the October 29th breakfast honoring leadership in healthcare and philanthropy SUNNYVALE, CA. September 15, 2015 – Pathways Home Health & Hospice today announced it will hold its 25th annual One From the Heart Awards Breakfast to raise vital funds for healthcare services and […]

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SUNNYVALE, Calif.–Sunnyvale-based Pathways today announced it started delivering family-friendly, home-like hospice care in the quiet Williamsburg wing of ManorCare Health Services – Sunnyvale, a skilled nursing and rehabilitation center. The new Pathways Hospice at ManorCare serves an unmet need in the care continuum and represents collaboration between Pathways, El Camino Hospital, and ManorCare, three leading, […]

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SUNNYVALE, CA— August 4, 2015 – Sunnyvale-based Pathways today announced the appointment of Georgia Rock, a highly experienced home and hospice care executive, as the agency’s new Chief Strategy Officer (CSO). Rock, who formerly served as Pathways Chief Operating Officer and Vice President for Hospice, has been with the non-profit since 1996. “Georgia is a […]

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SUNNYVALE, CA— July 20, 2015 – Pathways Home Health & Hospice celebrated the success of its 3rd Annual Links to the Heart Golf Tournament, which was held on July 13, 2015. A full field of golfers came out to support hospice and home health care in the San Francisco Bay Area and enjoy a day […]

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SUNNYVALE, CA— May 29, 2015 – Pathways Home Health & Hospice recently announced the distinguished committee members and schedule for its premier 3rd annual Links to the Heart Golf Tournament to be held Monday, July 13, 2015 at the Stanford University Golf Course. Golfers at the tournament will have the rare opportunity to play on […]

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Sunnyvale, CA—May 20, 2015—Sunnyvale-based Pathways Home Health and Hospice received a prestigious award this week for its trailblazing willingness to try new things. Pathways was awarded the Pilot Pioneer Award by Aging2.0 at their Global Innovation Summit. Aging2.0 is a worldwide “start-up accelerator” with a mission to fast-track innovations for improving the lives of older […]

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Sunnyvale, CA— May 15, 2015—The Pathways Home Health & Hospice Links to the Heart committee has announced the date of its premier golf tournament to be held Monday, July 13, 2015 at Stanford University Golf Course. Golfers at the 3rd annual Links to the Heart tournament will have the rare opportunity to play the exclusive […]

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For Immediate Release: 3.13.15 National Healthcare Decisions Day (Sunnyvale, CA) – Sunnyvale based non-profit Pathways Home Health & Hospice will be highlighting the importance of advance directive healthcare planning with an educational event at the Sunnyvale Senior Center on Wednesday April 15. This is part of a coordinated wave of events across the country for […]

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Media Contact: Linda Conti, 408.773.4368 or email lconti@pathwayshealth.org Sunnyvale, CA —March 11, 2015 – Pathways Home Health & Hospice is pleased to announce the launch of its newly designed website at http://pathwayshealth.org. The new website is user friendly with drop-down menus and rotating images. The goal of the new website is a fresh look and […]

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For Immediate Release: 3.11.15 (San Francisco, CA) – Non-profit Pathways Home Health & Hospice, in partnership with St. Francis Memorial Hospital, will present in Cantonese the importance of advance directive healthcare planning with an educational event at the hospital, Thursday April 16. This is part of a coordinated wave of events across the country for […]

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Media Contact: Linda Conti, Public Relations Manager, at 408.773.4368 or email lconti@pathwayshealth.org Sunnyvale, CA —January 13, 2015 – The El Camino Healthcare District (ECHD) awarded a grant for $45,000 to Pathways Home Health & Hospice as part of its community benefit program. The community benefit program was formed to fund organizations such as Pathways Home Health & […]

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Sunnyvale, CA —January 13, 2015 – The El Camino Healthcare District (ECHD) awarded a grant for $45,000 to Pathways Home Health & Hospice as part of its community benefit program.

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Sunnyvale, CA — December 24, 2014 – Holiday gatherings can be fun and stressful. These gatherings can be even more stressful when a family member suffers from dementia. Pathways Home Health, Hospice & Private Duty has a special program for their hospice patients who have dementia. As part of this program, Pathways has published seasonal […]

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Sunnyvale, CA — December 17, 2014 – Pathways hosted a Japanese health care research mission led by Dr. Toshiki Mano of the Taman University in Japan. This prestigious group of Japanese health-care professionals included thirteen physicians as well as a number of hospital administrators and attorneys. The purpose of this tour was to learn about […]

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Sunnyvale, CA — December 5, 2014 – Pathways Home Health & Hospice was named a 2014 HomeCare Elite Top Agency by the National Research Corporation, an organization that tracks quality of care metrics within the home health industry. The HomeCare Elite award identifies Medicare-certified agencies and highlights the top agencies overall. Pathways Home Health is […]

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Sunnyvale, CA — November 26, 2014 – Pathways Home Health & Hospice is joining #GivingTuesday on December 2, 2014. This national movement was created to encourage people to take action and improve their communities by giving to local charities and causes. This online event, celebrated the Tuesday after the Thanksgiving Holiday, coincides with the kickoff […]

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Sunnyvale, CA — November 13, 2014 – The general community is invited by Pathways Home Health & Hospice to its annual Celebration of Light Memorial Service on Sunday, December 7, 2014, 2:00-3:30 pm at Skylawn Memorial Park, off of Highway 92 at Skyline Boulevard, San Mateo, California. The dark of winter and the upcoming holiday […]

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Sunnyvale, CA — November 6, 2014 – Pathways Home Health & Hospice would like to thank Wells Fargo, headquartered in San Francisco, for its continued support of hospice care by sponsoring its highly successful 24th annual One from the Heart Awards Breakfast. This popular fundraising event was held October 9, 2014 and attracted over 500 […]

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Sunnyvale, CA — October 23, 2014 –Hospital and community leader, JoAnn Kemist was honored with the inaugural Pathways Award for Leadership in Healthcare at the home health and hospice agency’s 24th Annual One from the Heart Awards Breakfast held on October 9, 2014. Over 500 health industry professionals and community supporters of hospice care gathered […]

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Sunnyvale, CA — October 9, 2014 –The Intero Foundation has awarded Pathways Home Health & Hospice, a home health, palliative care and hospice agency, a $3,500 grant in support of their Pathways KIDS program. Pathways KIDS provides health care and home visits for children with serious illnesses. “Helping children in our communities is the primary […]

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Sunnyvale, CA — September 17, 2014 – Pathways Home Health & Hospice has promoted Dr. Ellen Brown to the position of Chief Medical Director. Prior to accepting the directorship, Brown served as Medical Director for several Pathways programs including Pathways KIDS, adult palliative care, and hospice teams that cared for patients in San Mateo and […]

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Sunnyvale, CA — August 28, 2014 – Roz Chast, New Yorker cartoonist and brilliant interpreter of everyday life through humor and wit, will be the featured speaker at the 24th Annual One from the Heart Awards Breakfast which is scheduled for Friday, October 9, 2014, 7:30-9:30 a.m., at the Crowne Plaza Cabana Hotel in Palo […]

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Sunnyvale, CA — August 25, 2014 – Pathways Home Health & Hospice is offering a new series of grief support groups beginning in the first week of September 2014. Individuals grieving the loss of a wife, husband, mother, father, step-parent, grandparent, sister, brother, child or friend are encouraged to attend. These grief support groups run […]

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Sunnyvale, CA — August 6, 2014 – Pathways Home Health, & Hospice and 102.9 KBLX Radio hosted an appreciation luncheon for Oakland Faith Leaders earlier this month. The first of several luncheons to be held throughout the year, this particular luncheon focused on the critical connection and care faith leaders bring to Oakland. It also […]

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Sunnyvale, CA — August 5, 2014 – Pathways Hospice celebrates the success of its 2nd Annual Links to the Heart Golf Tournament, which was held on July 14, 2014. One hundred forty golfers came out to support hospice care in the San Francisco Bay Area and enjoy a day on the picturesque Stanford University Golf […]

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Sunnyvale, CA — July 8, 2014 – Pathways Home Health, Hospice & Private Duty in collaboration with local members of the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO) will offer a panel discussion on how to organize, cope with overwhelming paperwork and time management within the context of losing a loved one. Helping Grieving & Overwhelmed […]

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Sunnyvale, CA — July 1, 2014 – Pathways Hospice welcomes U.S. Bank as a sponsor of its upcoming 2nd Annual Links to the Heart Golf Tournament. Scheduled for July 14, 2014, this benefit golf tournament will be held at the picturesque Stanford University Golf. “We are proud to support Pathways Hospice’s 2nd Annual Links to […]

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Sunnyvale, CA — June 9, 2014 – Pathways Home Health, Hospice & Private Duty will offer two separate workshops on Writing & Grief this summer in their South San Francisco offices. Led by bereavement counselor Dave Rutschman, these one and half hour workshops will encourage individuals who are grieving to explore their emotions and sadness […]

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Sunnyvale, CA — June 6, 2014 – Pathways Home Health, Hospice & Private Duty is offering a Meditation and Grief workshop on June 11, 2014, 6:30-8 pm at their Oakland offices. Led by bereavement intern Steve Waye, this workshop will encourage individuals to discover how to bring their mind, body and breathe together to find […]

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Sunnyvale, CA — June 5, 2014 – Pathways Home Health, Hospice & Private Duty is offering nine grief workshops this summer in Sunnyvale and the South Bay. The Pathways Summer Grief Workshops Series will provide a creative, supportive and reflective outlet for individuals who are grieving the death of a loved one. Workshop subjects range […]

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Sunnyvale, CA — May 20, 2014 – The Pathways Hospice 2nd Annual Links to the Heart Golf Tournament recently announced the community sponsors and schedule for its premier golf tournament. The 2nd Annual Links to the Heart golf tournament will be held Monday, July 14, 2014 at the Stanford University Golf Course. Golfers at the […]

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Sunnyvale, CA — May 7, 2014 – Pathways Home Health, Hospice & Private Duty invites individuals who are grieving to remember and honor a loved one in the company of others at an Evening of Remembrance Memorial Service, Sunday, May 18, 2014, 3-4 pm at Skylawn Memorial Park, Highway 92 at Skyline Boulevard, San Mateo, […]

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Sunnyvale, CA — May 5, 2014 – Pathways Home Health & Hospice will participate in Silicon Valley Gives (SVGives) on Tuesday, May 6, 2014. SVGives is the first-ever one day of giving sponsored by the Silicon Valley Community Foundation and is designed to raise money for local nonprofits through a 24-hour online campaign. SVGives provides […]

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Sunnyvale, CA — March 13, 2014 — The Pathways Links to the Heart committee has announced the date for its premier golf tournament. The 2014 tournament will be held Monday, July 14, 2014 at the Stanford University Golf Course. Golfers at the 2nd Annual Links to the Heart tournament will have the rare opportunity to […]

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Sunnyvale, CA — February 13, 2014 — Pathways Home Health, Hospice & Private Duty has adopted February, the month of Valentines, love and hearts, as Pathways Month. With its heart shaped logo, Pathways is celebrating its mission of caring for patients and families with kindness and dignity for over 37 years in the San Francisco […]

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Sunnyvale, CA — January 7, 2014 — Pathways Hospice will offer training for those interested in volunteering on Saturday, January 25, 2014 and Saturday, February 1, 2014 from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm. No previous hospice and health care experience is needed. Assignments are tailored to volunteers’ geographic preferences and schedule. Your time, talent, and […]

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