Camp NabeHospice Care Corporation is now interviewing campers to attend its 18th Annual Camp Nabe Bereavement Camp to be held at the Camp Roy Weller, Bruceton Mills, WV during the weekend of June 27 - 29, 2014.  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 comeradery 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 Chris Garbart with Hospice Care Corporation at 1-800-350-1161 or email her at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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Hospice holds tree-lighting ceremony

Just because a loved one has passed, it doesn’t mean the light and love of a memory can’t live on.

That was the intent of Hospice Care of North Central West Virginia’s tree-lighting ceremony Monday night at Morgantown Mall.

The nonprofit organization, which serves 12 counties across north-central and central West Virginia, stages the Light up a Life event every year to raise money for its operation that offers end-of-life care and other services for critically ill people.

“It’s important to know that 100 percent of the money we raise stays here in north-central West Virginia,” said Cynthia Woodyard, the organization’s vice president of public affairs and access.

Keepsake ornaments purchased by donation were placed on the tree near J.C. Penney, Woodyard said.


Light Up a Life Angel Ornament Light Up a Life Heart Ornament

Bob Gay/The Dominion Post


Lights may be sponsored for $5, she said. Heart-shaped ornaments in glass are $20, and porcelain keepsake angels are $35.

All donations are tax-deductible, Woodyard said. The organization is accepting donations through the holidays, she said. For more information, call 1-800-350-1161.

Hospice care, she said, doesn’t have to be sad. It can also be a celebration of a life.

“We ’re helping ease the passage,” she said.

“The beginning of life is such a joyous journey. The end of that journey can be just as meaningful.”


This story originally appeared in The Dominion Post.

This lecture was held on September 30, 2013. Reference materials have been added below. This lecture series will educate physicians, nurses, social workers, students, healthcare providers and others interested in the treatment of pain.

Interventional Therapies in the Management of Cancer Pain

Todd Sitzman

Todd Sitzman, MD, MPH
Medical Director, Advanced Pain Therapy, PLLC, Medical Consultant, Pain Management Program, Forrest General Hospital

At the end of this educational activity, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the objectives of interventional therapies in patients with cancer pain
  • Recognize basic nervous system anatomy of pain pathways
  • Identify therapeutic options available in the management of cancer pain
  • Describe benefits of intrethecal drug delivery in cancer pain management

Reference Materials: Presentation PDF

Cancer Pain: What Works?

Perry G. Fine, MD

Perry G. Fine, MD
Past President, America Academy of Pain Medicine, Professor of Anesthesiology, Pain Research Center, School of Medicine, University of Utah

At the end of this educational activity, participants should be able to:

  • Categorize the qualities of effective and ineffective pain management
  • List alternative evidence-based means of providing cancer pain control when conventional medical management is ineffective

Reference Materials: Presentation PDF

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of the WVU School of Medicine and Hospice Care Corporation. The West Virginia University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The WVU Office of CME designates this live activity for a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This continuing education activity has been provided by the West Virginia University School of Nursing for 2.5 contact hours. The West Virginia University School of Nursing is an approved provider of continuing education by the State of West Virginia Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses, Legislature Rule §19CSR11-4 under provider number WV1996-0120RN.

This program has applied for 2.5 continuing education hours with the WV Board of Social Work Examiners Provider #49080 and the WV Board of Examiners in Counseling #535. Determination pending.

Disclosure: It is the policy of the WVU School of Medicine Office of CME to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all its educational activities. All faculty/authors/planners participating in our programs are expected to disclose any relevant relationships they may have with commercial companies. For this conference, Dr. Stitzman has disclosed that he has received clinical research support as a Principal Investigator from Nevro Corporation.. All others have indicated that they have no significant interests to disclose.

These relationships, along with the educational content of this program, have been reviewed and any potential conflicts of interest have been resolved to the satisfaction of the WVU School of Medicine Office of CME prior to the activity.

Sponsored by: Hospice Care Corporation, WVU Health Sciences Office of Continuing Education and the WVU School of Nursing