Hospice of the Valleys- Voted 1st Place in The Press-Enterprise’s Top Workplaces!

Top Workplaces 2019: Hospice of the Valleys has a mission from the heart

We’ve got your back is Hospice of the Valleys’ motto, according to Nursing Director Maria Sarver-Martinez, left, and Chief Administrative Officer/CFO Lynette Cvar at the Murrieta office on Friday, Nov. 1, 2019. The organization is the small category winner of the Top Workplaces Award. This softly-lit room is a calm space were they can discuss hospice care with families. (Photo by Cindy Yamanaka, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)


HOV Recognized as ‘We Honor Veterans’ Partner

It may surprise many people to learn that 25% of those who die every year in the U.S. are Veterans. To help provide care and support that reflect the important contributions made by these men and women, Hospice of the Valleys has become a national partner of We Honor Veterans, a pioneering campaign developed by National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization in collaboration with the Department of Veterans Affairs.

As a We Honor Veterans Partner, Hospice of the Valleys will implement ongoing Veteran-centered education for their staff and volunteers to help improve the care they provide to the Veterans they proudly serve.  The nation is seeing many of the Veterans who served in World War II and Korean pass away—and the number of deaths of Vietnam Veterans is beginning to rise.

By recognizing the unique needs of our nation’s Veterans who are facing a life-limiting illness, Hospice of the Valleys is better able to accompany and guide Veterans and their families toward a more peaceful ending. And in cases where there might be some specific needs related to the Veteran’s  military service, combat experience or other traumatic events, Hospice of the Valleys will find tools to help support those they are caring for.

“It’s been an honor to work with Hospice of the Valleys to help build their We Honor Veterans program,” states Marine Chief Warrant Officer 5, Anthony Christopher.  CWO5 Christopher provides Pinning Ceremonies to Veteran patients of Hospice of the Valleys and says he  feels a connection with the Veteran patients and hopes that someone would do this for him when his “time comes.”

HOV Receives Hospice Honors Elite Award

Murrieta, CA May 2, 2018 — Out of 1,900 hospices surveyed nationwide by HEALTHCAREfirst, Hospice of the Valleys has been named the only hospice in California to receive the 2018 Hospice Honors Elite award. HEALTHCAREfirst is the leading provider of Web-based home health and hospice software, billing and coding services, CAHPS hospice surveys, and advanced analytics. Hospice Honors is a prestigious program that recognizes hospices providing the highest level of quality as measured from the caregiver’s point of view. “We are excited to recognize the 2018 Hospice Honors recipients for their hard work and dedication to providing exceptional care,” said J. Kevin Porter of HEALTHCAREfirst. “I congratulate Hospice of the Valleys on its success in achieving this highest of honors.”

Dr. Leslee Cochrane, Hospice of the Valleys Executive Medical Director, and Lynette Cvar, Chief Administrative Officer/CFO, credits “our incredibly dedicated and skilled employees and volunteers for treating each patient and their families as if they were their own family members. This is truly an incredible honor to receive since this award is based purely on the perspective of the families we have had the honor to serve.”

Award criteria were based on the Center of Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) post death family caregiver Hospice Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) survey to systematically assess the patient and family experience with hospice care. Award recipients were identified by evaluating performance on a set of 24 quality indicator measures. Performance scores were aggregated from all completed surveys and were compared on a question-by-question basis to a National Performance Score calculated from the 1900+ partnering hospices contained in the HEALTHCAREfirst’s Hospice CAHPS database. HEALTHCAREfirst holds a special recognition, Hospice Honors Elite, to honor hospices scoring above the HEALTHCAREfirst National Performance Score on all 24 of the evaluated questions.

Hospice of the Valleys Benefits From Group’s Gift

Dear supporter,

The end of the year is an important time to show your support. Read about a recent gift from the Southwest Riverside County Young Professional Network that’s making a difference for patients and their families at Hospice of the Valleys and how you can make one too.

Gina O’Bryant
Director of Development

Southwest Riverside County Young Professional Network

Your Support Makes a Difference

Hospice of the Valleys provides caring, compassionate care to patients and families because of the generosity of others. A recent gift from SRCYPN is a great example of that.

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Give a Holiday Gift in Their Name

Make a tribute gift to honor someone who appreciates the work we do at Hospice of the Valleys.

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Show Your Support With Just One Sentence

Learn how to include a gift to us in your will, which can be done in a single sentence.

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Plan for your Future


This time of year offers the perfect opportunity to reflect on the year so far. Perhaps you're using this time to make vacation plans, cross some things off your to-do list or even plan ahead for the coming months. Whatever you choose, we at Hospice of the Valleys hope supporting our mission is still among your 2017 priorities.

In this edition of our eNewsletter, we'll tell you about a new documentary and planning resource that are helping people better prepare for end-of-life issues. In the articles below, we'll also put you on a path toward making your final charitable wishes a reality and teach you not only how to simplify and organize your efforts, but also how to pass that knowledge to others.

If you have any questions about the ways that you can make a difference at Hospice of the Valleys, please contact me to discuss your giving options. I'm always happy to help.

Gina O'Bryant
Director of Development

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Being Mortal: Your Health Matters
Planning for the end-of-life is difficult. A new documentary and planning tool can help start the kind of conversations you need to have to be better prepared. Read about how Hospice of the Valleys is making these tools accessible to the public.
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Where's the Key to Your Digital Diary?
Documenting your online footprint and including it in your estate plan is an important step in not only protecting your digital assets and identity, but also your loved ones after your passing.
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The Upside of Downsizing
We could all use a little less at times—less stress, less stuff, less worry. Read about how you can downsize to a simpler life.
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Where's the Key to Your Digital Diary?
Passing away without a will can be stressful for your loved ones. Here are the key reasons to have a will.
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Director of Development
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