Heartland Hospice Serving Northern Virginia
Counties Served: Fauquier, Rappahannock, Culpeper, Stafford, Spotsylvania, Orange, Gainesville, Haymarket, City of Fredericksburg
What Makes Us Different
- You don’t have to give up hope to get hospice. Many patients and the loved ones who care for them say they wish hospice care had started sooner.
- Treatments that provide our patients with comfort and relief may continue, uninterrupted, even after we’ve started providing hospice care.
- We don’t require that advance directive choices be made such as a “do not resuscitate” order (DNR) or living will to begin providing hospice care.
- When you need care, we’re ready to provide it. Any day of the year, any time of the day, we can initiate hospice care for you or your loved one.
- Our heart stretches across the nation. At any given time, Heartland provides comforting care to thousands of patients in communities and neighborhoods across the country.
- We’re fully accredited by Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC). We’ve chosen to follow their additional requirements in order to help advance the highest standards of community-based care.
- Wherever you are in your health care journey, we’re there to meet you.
- As mutual care providers, we work closely with your health care professionals to make sure specific protocols are followed closely.
In Addition We Offer
- Patient-focused care with patient/family maintaining control
- Referrals and admissions 24-hours a day, 7-days a week
- Advanced staff certification
- Certified hospice and palliative care nurse
- Positive clinical outcomes
- Pain management
- Shortness of breath
- Comforting care and symptom management provided as part of plan of care
- Pleurx Catheter
- Tube feedings
- PCA pumps
- Tracheostomy care
- IV for hydration/antibiotic administration
- Other palliative treatments
- Encouragement for patients’ physician to be attending physician
- Onsite referral coordination
- Heartland clinicians sent to the Emergency Department to meet patients who have gone to the hospital
- Long tenure of leadership in the agency
- Strong customer service focus
- Tuck-in phone calls before weekends or holidays
- We Honor Veterans
- Vigil Volunteers for patients at end-of-life
- Positive patient satisfaction results
- Up to 13 months of bereavement services
- Home IV therapy
- Pet therapy
- Music therapy
- Art therapy
- Massage therapy
- Alternative therapies
- Admission follow-up phone call within 24-48 hours after admission
- Making Choices guide for end-of-life choices
- Memorial services
Dr. Sheila Chen - Medical Director
- Credentials: MD
- Medical Specialty: Internal Medicine
- Practice or Clinic: Internal Medicine of Manassas PC
Sarah Weber - Nurse Practitioner
- Credentials: FNP
Bernadette Focazio - Nurse Practitioner
- Credentials: FNP
Laurene Troxler - Nurse Practitioner
- Credentials: FNP
Martha Hughes - Director of Professional Services
- Credentials: RN, CHPN
- Started in Hospice: 2002
- College Attended: Shenandoah University
Amber Hawes - Administrator
- Started in Hospice: 2008
Heartland Hospice Care Team
- Patients and families
- Heartland’s Medical Director
- The patient’s physician
- Registered nurses
- Hospice aides
- Social worker
- Spiritual care coordinator
- Bereavement counselor
- Physical, occupational and speech/language therapists
The Heartland Experience means trying to exceed your expectations in every way. As part of our commitment to excellence, we measure the level of our service so that we can enrich the lives of our patients and the people who love them by delivering services that best meet their needs.*
Treating Family Member with Respect:
Heartland Hospice 92%
Virginia Average 91%
National Average 88%
Anxiety Controlled Within 48 Hours:
Heartland Hospice 88.9%
Virginia Average 66.4%
National Average 58.4%
Pain Controlled Within 48 Hours:
Heartland Hospice 88.3%
Virginia Average 57.8%
National Average 54.8%
Shortness of Breath Controlled Within 48 Hours:
Heartland Hospice 86.7%
Virginia Average 60.1%
National Average 57%
*Source: Strategic Healthcare Programs (SHP) 2016
Every day, our hospice agencies receive recognition for the care they have provided to a patient or someone’s loved one. Many tell us they don't have the words to describe their appreciation and simply say "Thanks." Below are comments and letters from patients and family members sharing their gratitude.
The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) has launched a "Moments of Life" campaign. This campaign educates the public about choices when facing life-limiting illness, and how choosing hospice is not "giving up." Nikita, Heartland's pet therapy dog, and her owner, Dave, Volunteer Coordinator/Veteran Coordinator for Heartland Hospice, were featured as part of their campaign!
To read the story and watch the video, click here.
Heartland Hospice serving Northern Virginia is pleased to announce their promotion to a Level Four status within the We Honor Veterans Program for their continued care and support of the Veteran population.
To read more, click here.
“Six months ago, Andrea walked through my door and my life was forever changed. I was so frightened to know that hospice would now be taking care of my dad. Hospice, to me, meant the end. Little did I know that it was really the beginning of an incredible journey..." To read more, click here.
-Heather, daughter of a hospice patient, Warrenton, VA
At Heartland, we consider our involvement with patients a sacred opportunity and a privilege to be in their lives. We depend on our hospice volunteers to help us provide the love, respect and care our patients and their families need.
Our volunteers help enrich the lives of our patients by:
- Running errands for patients and families
- Staying with patients so family members can get a much-needed rest
- Reading or providing a comforting touch
- Playing or singing soothing music to patients
- Keeping vigil with patients in their final hours
- Helping with office support tasks at the agency
- Providing a friendly visit to lift a patient's spirits
- Providing special veteran volunteer support to patients who are veterans
To become a hospice volunteer, click here to download and complete the volunteer form on a desktop computer. Once completed, save and email the form to our Heartland staff (if you use Microsoft Outlook, please use this link instead). You may also print out the form and complete it by hand, then fax it to 540-428-2851 or mail it to our agency. We will contact you once the form has been received. If you have any questions, please call our agency.
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