Center for Comfort Care & Healing Celebrates 1st Anniversary

Cynthia Emiry Roy, George Jepsen, Joseph Walkovich

Pictured left to right: RHHC President & CEO, Cynthia Emiry Roy; CT Attorney General, George Jepsen; and Joseph Walkovich, ‎President of Walkovich Associates

(Danbury, Conn.)— On February 17, 2015 an ambulance pulled up to the entrance of Regional Hospice and Home Care’s new Center for Comfort Care & Healing with a patient whose family had waited days in another facility for the Center to officially open on 30 Milestone Road in Danbury. That was exactly one year and 774 patients ago for Western Connecticut’s premier hospice home care agency.  Since then, the Center has been selected as one of only 70 out of 5,500 hospices nationwide to participate in the five-year Medicare Care Choices Model Project and as the exclusive hospice provider for Yale’s Smilow Cancer Center.

The Center celebrated its first anniversary on Wednesday evening, February 17th honoring legislators, donors and volunteers whose commitment made the Center for Comfort Care & Healing possible. More than 145 guests reveled along with the evening’s speakers which included Connecticut Attorney General, George Jepsen; Danbury Mayor, Mark Boughton;  Regional Hospice and Home Care President & CEO, Cynthia Emiry Roy and Volunteer Board Chairman, John Royce.

Regional Hospice and Home Care’s team of experienced clinicians have been providing physical, emotional, spiritual and bereavement support to children, adults and their families through our palliative and hospice care program for the past 30 years. Regional Hospice and Home Care is a nonprofit, state-licensed and Medicare-certified home health care and hospice agency. Now, with the opening of our new private-room, specialty hospital for palliative and end-of-life care — the Center for Comfort Care & Healing — Regional Hospice and Home Care can bring that same hope and compassionate care close to home and under one roof.
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