VITAS Supports Doctors’ Goodwill Foundation Endeavors
By Space Coast Daily // September 7, 2014
MAKES $12,500 DONATION TO DGF Doctors Expo
ABOVE VIDEO: VITAS Innovative Hospice Care provides end-of-life care for adult and pediatric patients with life-limiting illnesses. Vitas works with patients and families to provide comfort and preserve dignity in the face of terminal illness.
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – VITAS Innovative Hospice Care has donated $12,500 to the Doctors’ Goodwill Foundation’s charitable endeavors as a sponsor of the Doctors Expo, set for Nov. 8 at the Hilton Melbourne Rialto Place.
Providing end-of-life care for adult and pediatric patients with life-limiting illnesses, VITAS works with patients and families to provide comfort and preserve dignity in the face of terminal illness
“VITAS Hospice is proud to support the Doctors’ Goodwill Foundation with it’s outstanding and longtime charitable work,” said Roger Seaton of VITAS Hospice in Melbourme.
VITAS has its roots in Florida, where in 1978 a Methodist minister and a registered nurse began talking about how people were being treated at the end of life. Today, VITAS has hospice programs from Jacksonville to the Florida Keys.
VITAS Hospice brings hospice home, caring for patients and their families in houses, apartments, nursing homes and assisted living communities — wherever they call home.
VITAS Intensive Comfort Care teams work in shifts if patients need continuous care to keep them out of hospitals and emergency rooms. When home care isn’t enough, the company offers round-the-clock care in homelike inpatient settings that welcomes families and encourage visits.
Because Florida is a part-time home for so many, VITAS cares for hospice patients who are also cared for in another part of the state, the country or the world. For more than 35 years, VITAS has changed the way Floridians think about what is important at the end of life and how they choose to die.
“On behalf of the Doctors’ Goodwill Foundation’s team of caring volunteers, we would like to thank and recognize VITAS Hospice for their tremendous support of our charitable work,” said Dr. Kanti Bhalani, Chairman of the Doctors’ Goodwill Foundation Board of Directors.
“VITAS Hospice is truly an organization that cares about others.”
One of Brevard’s most prolific philanthropic organizations, the Doctors’ Goodwill Foundation’s mission is to provide medical assistance in Brevard and around the world to those in need, and offer scholarships to students pursuing a career in health care.
Since it’s inception, the Doctors’ Goodwill Foundation has raised more than $1 million for charities both in Brevard and around the world.
The Doctors’ Goodwill Foundation’s exciting new “PASS” initiative is also being introduced to assist in the transfer and exchange of important information to help those in need.
Lead by some of the most active and philanthropically-minded members of the Brevard medical community the Doctors’ Goodwill Foundation executive officers include Kantilal Bhalani, MD (founder), Naren Shah, MS, SCORE (executive director), Kiran Modi, MD (treasurer), Sumant Pandya, MD (chairperson) and Denis Perez, MD (secretary).
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