A brief history of Anchors Programs for Children.
Our Hospice Physicians
James B. Fahner, MD, FAAP
Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital
Founder, James. B. Fahner Pediatric Hospice Program
Bradd Hemker, MD, Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital
Kenneth Pituch, MD, FAAP C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital
Elizabeth Rocha, RN, BSN, CHPPN – Associate Vice President, Chief Clinical Officer
Chantal Curell, RN, BSN, CPN, CHPPN – Statewide Operations Manager, Pediatrics
Sarah Butters, RN, BSN – Pediatric Nurse, West
Erica Baumann, RN – Pediatric Nurse, West
Sheila Schindler, LMSW – Social Worker, West
Nancy Mowery, LLMSW– Social Worker, West
Rebecca Urbanski, LLMSW – Social Worker, West
Cheryl Lamport, D.Min, MA, BCC – Spiritual Care Advisor, West
Ashley Blaser, RN – Pediatric Nurse, Southeast
Amy Ellison, RN – Pediatric Nurse, Southeast
Jennifer Graskewicz, RN, BSN – Pediatric Nurse, Southeast
Nicolette Kowal, RN, BSN – Pediatric Nurse, Southeast
Bridget Marshall, RN – Pediatric Nurse, Southeast
Tara Derby, LMSW – Social Worker, Southeast; Asst Operations Mgr, Compass, Asst Mgr, Perinatal Hospice
Nicole Johanson, LMSW – Social Worker, Southeast
Cierra Aguirre, LLMSW – Social Worker, Southeast
John Warnshuis – Spiritual Care Advisor, Southeast
Ray Maurer – Spiritual Care Advisor, Southeast
Pediatric Bereavement Services
Focused on each family’s individual needs, our pediatric hospice team offers bereavement services at no charge to patients who have been served by any of our pediatric programs. We can also speak to schools, places of worship and community organizations supporting children and families experiencing loss or interested in learning more about pediatric hospice services.
Further Reading and Resources
We have a series of brochures focused on helping children and young adults who are experiencing the loss of a loved one. Please contact us at 888-247-5704 for ordering information. Additional resources may be found online, such as this article from Still Standing, a website for parents who have suffered the loss of a child.
Patient and Family Rights and Responsibilities
Hospices are required to provide information regarding the rights and responsibilities of patients/families and the hospice that is caring for the patient.
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