Eighth Annual Perry G. Fine, M.D. Pain Lecture Series MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — The Eighth Annual Perry G. Fine, M.D. Pain Lecture Series will be held on Monday, September, 28, 2015, at the WVU Erickson Alumni Center in Morgantown, West Virginia. The lecture series will address a critical topic for end-of-life care entitled, “Pain Medicine and Palliative Care: Bridging the Gap”. This continuing education lecture series will inform medical professionals about cost-effective and efficient ways of optimizing care for patients with advanced medical illnesses. In addition, participants will be able to integrate their expertise in interventional pain care using an interdisciplinary team approach for providing care. The series will also feature new evidence-based strategies for opioid rotation that will improve therapeutic outcomes for patients with chronic pain. Presenters include: • Perry G. Fine, M.D., professor of Anesthesiology at the University of Utah’s Pain Management Center and former professor of Anesthesiology at the WVU School of Medicine. He also serves as strategic advisor for Capital Caring in Washington, D.C.; • Michael G. Byas-Smith, M.D., medical director for the Adler Center for Caring and the Center for Pain and Palliative Care for Capital Caring in Washington, D.C.; • Ms. Malene Smith Davis, M.B.A., M.S.N., Chief Executive Officer of Capital Caring and Founding President for Hospice Care Corporation. The series is hosted by Hospice Care Corporation and the WVU Health Sciences Office of Continuing Education. This event is free to the public and provides continuing education units for physicians, nurses and social workers. It also provides an opportunity for networking among healthcare professionals from around the region. Networking will begin at 5 p.m. with light refreshments and opening remarks promptly at 5:25 p.m. To register, please contact Wendy Kerekes at Hospice Care Corporation at 304-599-4200, or email her at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Hospice Care Corporation reaches Level IV, the highest level,  in the We Honor Veterans Program, ensuring quality end-of-life care for veterans.

We Honor Veterans (WHV) provides resources to: promote Veteran-centric educational activities; increase organizational capacity to serve Veterans; support development of strategic partnerships; and increase access and improve quality.

Our staff and Veteran Volunteers understand the unique needs and challenges of Veterans; and, we are meeting the specific issues that Veterans and their families may face at the end of life.

Our Veterans deserve the highest level of hospice care, respect and gratitude for the sacrifices they have made in serving us. And, we believe it is never too late to say thank you, honor and give them a hero’s welcome home.

Hospice Care’s Veteran Volunteer Program

This important Veteran Volunteer Program matches patients with Veteran volunteers that share similar histories to improve the patient’s quality of life with psychosocial, emotional and spiritual issues at end of life.

Much can be done to serve and honor those Veterans who gave of themselves and sacrificed for us. This important patient care experience is invaluable for both the patient and the Veteran volunteer because it:

  • Creates a bond and camaraderie through their code of conduct and honor
  • Builds trust through common life experiences
  • Resolves cultural and societal issues of war experiences – survivor’s guilt
  • Dissolves the stoicism and secrecy of the past unresolved issues
  • Supports sharing of life review and healing for better outcomes

Veteran Volunteer Program Opportunities…so many ways to serve

  • Companionship, socialization, letter writing, playing games
  • Light housekeeping, transportation, and running errands
  • Life Review and telling stories for family legacy
  • Provide caregivers with a much needed break
  • Participate in pinning ceremonies
  • Education and assistance with Veteran Benefits
  • Assist in replacing medals and final wishes
  • Visit Veterans at Hospice Care’s Inpatient Unit
  • Participate in Memorial Services

For more information on how to participate or volunteer, please contact Kim Riley at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Hospice Care’s 19th Annual Camp Nabe

Last Call for Campers


Hospice Care Corporation is now interviewing campers to attend its Annual Camp Nabe Bereavement Camp to be held at the Camp Roy Weller, Bruceton Mills, WV during the weekend of June 26 - 28, 2015.  Camp Nabe is designed to help children, ages 7 – 17, which have experienced the death of a loved one in the past year.  Campers do not have to have an affiliation with Hospice Care, nor did their loved one have to have been patients of Hospice Care.


Today, Camp Nabe has given hundreds of children from around the state a sense of understanding and comradery that continues to feed into their lives today.  The Camp is provided free of charge to any qualified child.  Hospice Care, a non-profit hospice, funds the camp through donations, grants, and sponsorships.  Staff for the weekend is a combination of employees and community volunteers who not only help attendees to learn coping skills, but have a lot of fun too.


The camp provides children with tools to deal with death and grief.  In the time after a death, questions, confusion, and worry can take over for not only the adults, but even more so for the children that are often “shielded” from the bereavement process.  This reality, and the fact that timely support can replace these fears with faith and coping skills, is what prompted Hospice Care Corporation to hold the first Camp Nabe Bereavement Camp for children.



If you have questions, would like more information, or would like to make a donation to, or sponsor a child to Camp Nabe call Kadie Baker with Hospice Care Corporation at 1-304.599.4200 or email her at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .