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September 17, 2015

Hospice launches new cable show, "Timing is Everything"

To air on Danvers Cable Access TV in September

Care Dimensions staff have teamed up to produce Timing is Everything, a new cable show about healthcare planning, hospice and palliative care. Pictured in the DCAT studios are (l-r): Mary Crowe, Education Coordinator; Jim Feldman, Provider Relations Coordinator; Wendy DeFelice, Administrative Assistant; Lyn Skarmeas, VP of Business Development and Stephanie Patel, MD, VP and Chief Medical Officer.
 

DANVERS, MA – Care Dimensions, formerly Hospice of the North Shore & Greater Boston, is producing a new cable TV show titled, Timing is Everything to educate the public on living with an advanced illness and the benefits of hospice and palliative care. The show will air on Danvers Cable Access TV (DCAT) and is a part of Care Dimensions’ community education and outreach program which works to dispel the myths surrounding hospice care and to empower individuals dealing with an advanced illness to access these services sooner so there is more opportunity to improve their quality of life. 

The format of the new show will feature interviews with experts in the healthcare field, beginning with Care Dimensions VP and Chief Medical Officer Stephanie Patel, MD as the first guest. Timing is Everything will air on DCAT (Danvers Cable Access TV) on September 21 at 8p.m. with additional show dates on September 22, 24, 26 and 28 on Channels 99 (Comcast) and 36 (Verizon) or you can watch the video on demand at www.danverstv.org. The program will also be made available to the cable access stations in other communities.

Mary Crowe, LICSW, ACHP-SW, Education Coordinator for Care Dimensions will act as the host for the new show. For the last nine years Crowe has led the organization’s professional and community educational outreach, coordinating and delivering hundreds of programs each year, many with continuing education credits for healthcare professionals. She has extensive experience presenting to healthcare professionals, families and community groups and holds a Master’s degree in Social Work from Boston College Graduate School of Social Work, and post graduate certificates in gerontology and alcohol counseling. Crowe has worked as a medical social worker for over 25 years in acute care, rehabilitation, skilled nursing and adult day health settings caring for individuals and families with advanced illness or at end of life. She is also an Adjunct Professor at North Shore Community College, a Visiting Professor at Salem State University and a member of the National Association of Social Workers. For more about Care Dimensions services visit www.CareDimensions.org.


Care Dimensions Employees Celebrate Circle of Life Award 
 

In celebration of winning the prestigious national 2015 Circle of Life award honoring innovation in hospice and palliative care, the staff of Care Dimensions took to song "performing" (with vocal assistance from the Mormon Tabernacle Choir) the iconic Circle of Life song. Enjoy! 

To view photos from our Circle of Life Award celebration, click here

Since 1978, Care Dimensions has provided comprehensive and compassionate care for individuals and families dealing with life-threatening illnesses. As the non-profit leader in advanced illness care, we offer services in more than 90 communities in Eastern Massachusetts.