Beth O’Malley, Community Outreach Specialist for Empath Health (formerly Suncoast Hospice), was the featured speaker at the August 21 breakfast meeting of the Kiwanis Club of Largo/Mid-Pinellas. Suncoast Hospice was established in 1977 by a group of volunteers who realized the value of hospice care and wanted to bring it to their community. In order to better reflect the complete range of services for addressing the growing and changing needs of those facing a chronic or advanced illness, their integrated network of care is now known as Empath Health, which will continue to bring medical expertise as well as emotional and spiritual support to those it serves. Some of the additional services include Suncoast Pace (all inclusive senior care), Empath Home Health (palliative home health care), ASAP (HIV services), Empath Health Choices for Care (advance care planning), Suncoast Hospice, Suncoast Hospice Foundation, Suncoast Hospice Institute, and Suncoast Solutions. For more information contact Beth O’Malley at 727-735-8781, or visit their website at www.EmpathHealth.org.
The Kiwanis Club of Largo/Mid-Pinellas is actively seeking new members who are interested in community service, networking, and fellowship. For more information on how you can make a difference contact Club Pres. Bruce Blazej at 727-536-0412.