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Hospice of Queen Anne's Approved for Service in Kent and Caroline Counties

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CENTREVILLE, Md. – Hospice of Queen Anne's was approved as the sole provider of hospice services in Queen Anne's, Kent and Caroline Counties Thursday.

The Maryland Heath Care Commission approved the facility, in an agreement with University of Maryland Shore Regional Health, to provide services formerly offered by Shore Home Care and Hospice and Chester River Home Care and Hospice.

“I want to thank our colleagues at Shore Regional Health for working with us over the past several months to make this transition go smoothly,” said Hospice of Queen Anne's Executive Director Heather Guerieri.

The non-profit organization raised funds for services in Queen Anne's County, and will begin to fund raise for hospice services in Kent County.  The Caroline Hospice Foundation will sponsor fundraisers to help offset HQA's costs for services in Caroline County.

HQA will enter a partnership with Talbot Hospice Foundation to provide services in Talbot County until THF gets its full-service license.  

The six-bed facility, located in Centreville, is licensed for general inpatient care for hospice patients who need around the clock attention and provides services in private homes, nursing homes and assisted living facilities.

“We help patients and families access a team of nurses, nursing assistants, social workers, grief and spiritual counselors, financial advisors and volunteers who step in to provide care that meets the needs of each family,” said Guerieri.

The organization will continue to work with Shore Regional Heath, according to Guerieri.

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