Pathways Hospice Recognizes Wells Fargo as Diamond Sponsor Continued Support of Hospice Care in San Francisco Bay Area

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 community leaders, medical professionals, and philanthropists who support local hospice care.

“Wells Fargo is proud to support organizations such as Pathways Home Health & Hospice as it works to strengthen our communities and provide care for neighbors in need,” said Mark Kelsey, Senior Vice President of Learning and Development at Wells Fargo, and Chairman of the Pathways Foundation Board. “Wells Fargo is committed to supporting our local communities so that we can all be strong together.”

Left to right:  JoAnn Kemist reciptient of the inaugural Pathways Award for Leadership in Healthcare and Mark Kelsey Chairman of the Pathways Foundation Board.

Left to right:  JoAnn Kemist reciptient of the inaugural Pathways Award for Leadership in Healthcare and Mark Kelsey Chairman of the Pathways Foundation Board.

“We are extremely grateful to Wells Fargo’s support of the One from the Heart Awards Breakfast and Pathways,” said Sandra Coolidge, Pathway’s Vice President of Admissions, Public Relations, & Philanthropy. “With their continued help, we are able to provide care and comfort to patients and their families who are facing the end of life and serious illness.”

A highlight of the One from the Heart Awards Breakfast was featured speaker Roz Chast, New Yorker cartoonist and brilliant interpreter of everyday life through humor and wit. Chast spoke about her recent graphic memoir, Can’t We Talk about Something More Pleasant. She shared entertaining and poignant moments about her relationship with her aging parents, their final years, and how she, as an only child, learned to be their caregiver.

Another highlight of the breakfast was the presentation of the inaugural Pathways Award for Leadership in Healthcare to JoAnn Kemist for her leadership and donation of countless hours of volunteer service in support of Pathways. Kemist’s acceptance speech gave a brief history of her experience serving on the non-profit’s boards as it expanded its care programs and geographic service area. She described how her experience with Pathways moved from the professional to the personal when Pathways Hospice cared for a close relative.

The 25th Annual One from the Heart Awards Breakfast will be held on October 29, 2015. For more information, call (408) 730-1200 or email events@pathwayshealth.org.

About Pathways Home Health & Hospice

Pathways Home Health & Hospice is a non-profit, community based organization which has served the Bay Area for over 37 years. Pathways was founded in 1977 by a group of Stanford physicians who saw the community’s need for professional care at home. That first year Pathways served 12 patients. Pathways now serves over 5,000 families a year in San Francisco, Alameda, Santa Clara, San Mateo and Contra Costa counties.

Affiliated with El Camino and Sequoia Hospitals since 1986, Pathways Home Health & Hospice is accredited by The Joint Commission, and is a member of the Visiting Nurse Association of America, California Hospice & Palliative Care Association, and the California Association of Health Services at Home. Pathways Home Health & Hospice is a designated 2014 HomeCare Elite Agency for Quality Care.

For more information about Pathways services, grief workshops, volunteering, or making a donation in support of Pathways’ families, call 1-888-755-7855 or visit https://www.pathwayshealth.org/