I Remember Tommy: Coffee, Cigarettes, Harley Davidson and Hospice

I remember the first time I saw Tommy. He came for a tour of the Hospice with his aunts. He sat on the couch in the first floor family room where he nodded off several times while I answered the many questions his aunts asked. When we walked down the hall of the first floor, Tommy made […]

Experiencing The Other Side Of Hospice Care: A Hospice Nurse And Her NFL Husband

I graduated from nursing school relatively late in life, at age 42, with the intention of working for Houston Hospice. My father had been on service in 2010 and, like so many with whom I work; I was inspired by this painful, albeit beautiful experience, and felt called to be a hospice nurse. I volunteered for […]

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Houston Hospice Nurses: Every Word, Every Action A Gift

I was surprised that within my first two months of working at Houston Hospice, a childhood friend contacted me to say that her grandmother was being admitted to our inpatient unit. She was 96 and very much beloved from a long life. After emergency brain surgery to remove a blood clot, she continued to have […]

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Houston Hospice Nurses: Life Matters And This Is What It’s All About

As I walk the halls of Houston Hospice’s inpatient unit, whispers can be heard coming from multiple patient rooms. Peering into one room, a nurse is seen comforting an elderly man wondering what life might be like when his wife of 54 years will no longer be at his side. Across the hall, a nurse […]

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The Joy of Living as Shared by a Hospice Patient

  April 10, 2012—Another Hospice volunteer and I sit at the bedside of an animated, talkative 97-year-old African American woman whom I’ll call “Louise.” Her thin face is haloed with a white cotton turban, and her eyes sparkle with good humor. She tells us that she fell in her home and broke a hip, the […]

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Lessons from a Butterfly Family: Parenting a Dying Child

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Thuy Hanh Trinh, MD Earns Fellow Status from the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Thuy Hanh Thi Trinh, MD, MBA, FAAFP, WCC, of Houston, TX, recently earned the designation Fellow of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. The Academy is the professional organization for physicians who care for patients with serious illness.  Advancement to fellowship status within the academy honors dedication to and scholarship in the field […]

Expansion of the Margaret Cullen Marshall Hospice Care Center Becomes Reality

Ribbon Cutting in Spring 2014 The expansion of the Margaret Cullen Marshall Hospice Care Center became a reality in 2013 with the build out of the third floor. The groundbreaking ceremony was held at the end of April and construction on the third floor began in May. Forney Construction, the primary contractor of the project, […]

Houston Hospice Capital Campaign Video: Dianne Gilbert, RN, PCM

  Construction is well under way on the Houston Hospice Margaret Cullen Marshall Hospice Care Center, but we still need your support. Twelve patient rooms are being added to our third floor to allow us to provide inpatient hospice care for additional patients. In the clip above, Mark Howard, Houston Hospice Financial Development Committee Member, […]

National Hospice Month: Kathy Flinn and Tiffany Livanec

Featured for National Hospice Month for the week of November 26 are Tiffany Livanec and Kathy Flinn. Tiffany is a Professional Relations Liaison and has been working at Houston Hospice El Campo office for five years. Kathy Flinn is the RN, PCM-IPU and has been working with Houston Hospice at the Texas Medical Center location […]