WHEN YOU NEED IT THE MOST
Bristol Hospice Foundation of CA exists to raise awareness of hospice, promote compassionate services in the community, and ensure access to quality services for families in the Bristol Hospice service area, regardless of their ability to pay.
The Foundation is a non-profit organization that encourages excellence in hospice care and other compassionate programs for families facing a life-limiting illness. Although most of the cost of hospice care is covered by insurance, some hospice families are uninsured or underinsured, so Bristol Hospice Foundation of CA steps in to assist. With relief from this financial burden, families can focus on their time together.
The goal of the Bristol Hospice Foundation of CA is to ensure families have access to hospice care, regardless of their ability to pay and is there to fill the gap for families who are uninsured or whose insurance benefits have run out. The foundation funding supports direct medical services to patients, spiritual and emotional support services for patients and their families, and a variety of community outreach and educational programs, including six sesssions of Kids Camp.
“What we have once enjoyed deeply we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.”
Foundation Board of Directors 2022
President: Michele Cooper – San Joaquin Valley Mortgage
Vice President: Kim Van De Venter – Kern Medical
Secretary: Jesse Soto – Kern River Holdings
Treasurer: Shanna LeViner – Pro Safety and Rescue, Inc.
Board Member: Jim LaMar – Greenlawn Funeral Homes
Board Member: Theresa Olson – Keller Wiliams Realty
Board Member: Suzi Beaty – Fidelity National Home Warranty
Board Member: Kris Simpson – Komoto Pharmacy
Board Member: Michele Herstad – Mistras Group
Board Member: Laronda Dillard-Smith – Kern Medical
Board Member: Bethane Banks – Houchin Community Blood Bank
Foundation Director: Cherie Shoemake