Finding Support and Hope

Melissa Dolan, LCSW-C, a bereavement counselor at BridgingLife, reflects on how to find hope during the grieving process.
 
On a recent morning while walking my dog, I was reflecting on hope. Overhead came the honk and response of 31 Canada geese. Their calls filled the air as I looked up and saw the identifiable “V” formation. Many years ago, I learned why they fly in this pattern.

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My Why Wednesday: Claire Floyd, RN

Each April, BridgingLife honors Hospice Heroes at its annual Taste of Carroll presented by M&T Bank. These individuals, nominated by their peers, are recognized for their dedication for quality hospice care in our communities.

Claire Floyd, RN, is a nursing informatics specialist at BridgingLife. She has supported the team for two years by helping her colleagues in effectively utilizing technology to enhance their workflows and patient care. Read More

My Why Wednesday: Pam Naumann

Each April, BridgingLife honors Hospice Heroes at its annual Taste of Carroll presented by M&T Bank.

These individuals, nominated by their peers, are recognized for their dedication for quality hospice care in our communities.

Registered nurse Pam Naumann has been a BridgingLife team member since 2008. In 2015, she wanted to be more of an asset to the organization, so she became a part of triage, visits, liaison, admissions and whatever else was needed. “I want to ensure that anyone who needs my assistance, and I am available, that I am there for them—whether it be day, night or weekend,” she says.

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My Why Wednesday: Chaplain Mia Amos

Each April, BridgingLife honors Hospice Heroes at its annual Taste of Carroll presented by M&T Bank.

These individuals, nominated by their peers, are recognized for their dedication for quality hospice care in our communities.

Chaplain Mia Amos has worked at BridgingLife for the past three years. As such, Mia provides spiritual support and counseling to address the significant emotions that arise near the end of life.

She is a part of the Home Hospice East Team and supports patients and families in Baltimore County, Baltimore City and areas on Carroll/Baltimore County line.

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My Why Wednesday: Marty & Carolyn Burns

Each April, BridgingLife honors Hospice Heroes at its annual Taste of Carroll presented by M&T Bank.

For more than two decades, Community Hospice Heroes Marty and Carolyn Burns have been deeply involved with supporting hospice care in our community.

Marty, president of Visiting Angels, has been a community partner with BridgingLife for more than 21 years. Carolyn, who has been on the Taste of Carroll committee since the early 2000s, worked as a physical therapist for Carroll Home Care/Carroll Hospice for four years and Northwest Hospital for seven years.

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My Why Wednesday: Sarah Bakewell

Each April, BridgingLife honors Hospice Heroes at its annual Taste of Carroll presented by M&T Bank. These individuals, nominated by their peers, are recognized for their dedication for quality hospice care in our communities.

For the past two years, Sarah Bakewell, executive assistant, has worked in BridgingLife’s administrative office at Dove House in Westminster. Learn what Sarah about she loves about her job and the care BridgingLife provides.

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