October 18, 2021
For Spiritual Care Week, Care Dimensions Celebrates Hospice Chaplains
Danvers, MA – In celebration of Spiritual (Pastoral) Care Week, October 24 - 30, Care Dimensions recognizes our 16 chaplains—including Matia Angelou of Wayland, Laurence Atkins of Topsfield, Mary Ann Burnside of Lexington, Emily Chandler of Gloucester, Hilary Davis of Hamilton, Sharon Dunbar-Link of Peabody, Ruben Exantus of Salem (N.H.), Pamela Guerrieo of North Andover, Robert Hagopian of Peabody, Marshall Hawkins of Roslindale, Mangyangtemjen Imsong of Dracut, Elizabeth Loughhead of Beverly, Kathleen McAdams of Canton, Chloe Meadows of Medford, Michael Milman of Natick, Stephen Scarff of Ipswich, Donna Spencer Collins of Haverhill and Laura Zappala of Methuen — for the outstanding professional chaplaincy and pastoral counseling they provide patients at end of life. As part of our interdisciplinary teams, our chaplains care for patients wherever they live: in their homes, in skilled nursing facilities and assisted living communities, in hospitals, and at our inpatient hospice facilities in Lincoln and Danvers.
“Our chaplains are a very important part of Care Dimensions’ interdisciplinary team available to each hospice patient,” said Care Dimensions President and CEO Patricia Ahern. “They give ecumenical guidance and pastoral support in accordance with each family’s wishes and belief system. Our chaplains are the women and men who live our mission every day to deliver and coordinate spiritual support, comfort, strength and peace to patients and their families.”
About Care Dimensions
Care Dimensions is the largest hospice and palliative care provider to adults and children in Massachusetts. As a nonprofit, community-based leader in advanced illness care, Care Dimensions provides comprehensive hospice, palliative care, grief support in more than 95 communities in Eastern Massachusetts. Founded in 1978 as Hospice of the North Shore, Care Dimensions cares for patients wherever they live – in their homes, in skilled nursing facilities and assisted living communities, in hospitals, or at our two inpatient hospice facilities, the Care Dimensions Hospice House in Lincoln and the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers. Additionally, Care Dimensions HomeMD program provides in-home primary care to patients over age 65 in select communities on the North Shore and Greater Boston who have difficulty leaving home. The Care Dimensions Learning Institute educates more than 7,000 health care professionals and community members each year on advanced illness and end-of-life topics. Please visit www.CareDimensions.org to learn more about Care Dimensions.
Care Dimensions Hospice House Video Tour
The Care Dimensions Hospice House, located in Lincoln on the Waltham town line, is a gracious and private home-like setting for patients who need hospital-level care for complex pain and symptom management. To learn more, call our Referral Center at 888-287-1255.