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St. Joseph Hospice to Open The Carpenter House Location in Shreveport

Shreveport, LA – St. Joseph Hospice is slated to soon open the doors of their newest inpatient hospice house, located at 8950 E Kings Hwy in Shreveport. The Carpenter House of St. Joseph Hospice will serve as a place of peace for hospice patients with symptoms not well managed at home. Offering sixteen home-like rooms… Read more about St. Joseph Hospice to Open The Carpenter House Location in Shreveport

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Talks with Knox “The Therapy Horse”

Pet therapy has a proven ability to bring joy and comfort to hospice patients while also reducing their levels of stress and anxiety. The Carpenter House in Baton Rouge, LA, an inpatient hospice program of St. Joseph Hospice, offers several animal-assisted therapy programs including one that almost seems a bit magical…a miniature horse named Knox!… Read more about Talks with Knox “The Therapy Horse”

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Carpenter Conversations: Dr. Carl Spears, First President of the St. Joseph Hospice Foundation and Korean War Veteran

Dr. Carl Spears holds a special place within the history of The Carpenter Health Network. He was the first President of St. Joseph Hospice Foundation (2003) and led the organization in its founding mission to provide quality care and meaningful assistance to hospice patients and their families. Now retired from his service, Dr. Spears remains… Read more about Carpenter Conversations: Dr. Carl Spears, First President of the St. Joseph Hospice Foundation and Korean War Veteran

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St. Joseph Hospice Receives 2018 Premier Performer Award for Caregiver Satisfaction

Monroe, LA – St. Joseph Hospice and Palliative Care of Monroe has been recognized by Strategic Healthcare Programs (SHP) as a “Premier Performer” for achieving an overall caregiver and family satisfaction score that ranked in the top 5% of all eligible SHP clients for the 2018 calendar year. The annual SHPBest™ award program was created to… Read more about St. Joseph Hospice Receives 2018 Premier Performer Award for Caregiver Satisfaction

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St. Joseph Hospice of Southwest Louisiana Named Top 5% in SHP National Caregiver Satisfaction Survey

Kinder, LA – St. Joseph Hospice of Southwest Louisiana, LLC has been recognized by Strategic Healthcare Programs (SHP) as a “Premier Performer” for achieving an overall caregiver and family satisfaction score that ranked in the top 5% of all eligible SHP clients for the 2018 calendar year. The annual SHPBest™ award program was created to acknowledge… Read more about St. Joseph Hospice of Southwest Louisiana Named Top 5% in SHP National Caregiver Satisfaction Survey

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St. Joseph Hospice Bayou Region Awarded 2018 SHPBest “Superior Performer” Caregiver Satisfaction Award

Thibodaux, LA – St. Joseph Hospice Bayou Region, LLC has been recognized by Strategic Healthcare Programs (SHP) as a “Superior Performer” for achieving an overall caregiver and family satisfaction score that ranked in the top 20% of all eligible SHP clients for the 2018 calendar year. The annual SHPBest™ award program was created to acknowledge hospice providers that… Read more about St. Joseph Hospice Bayou Region Awarded 2018 SHPBest “Superior Performer” Caregiver Satisfaction Award

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Sage Wound Care Holds Grand Opening

BATON ROUGE, LA – Sage Rehabilitation Hospital and Outpatient Services, part of The Carpenter Health Network, has opened Sage Wound Care: A Center for Restoration and Healing, to serve the Greater Baton Rouge area. Located at 8000 Summa Avenue in Baton Rouge, Sage Wound Care offers comprehensive and holistic outpatient wound care services for treatment… Read more about Sage Wound Care Holds Grand Opening

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St. Joseph Hospice Launches “Hospice Matters for Physicians”

St. Joseph Hospice is pleased to announce the launch of our new quarterly publication, “Hospice Matters for Physicians.”  The publication offers the latest clinical findings and news related to serious illness and palliative care. “Hospice Matters for Physicians” serves to assists physicians and other healthcare to keep abreast of the latest studies and care recommendations reported in… Read more about St. Joseph Hospice Launches “Hospice Matters for Physicians”

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Sage Wound Care Opens in Baton Rouge

BATON ROUGE, LA – Sage Rehabilitation Hospital and Outpatient Services, part of The Carpenter Health Network, has opened Sage Wound Care: A Center for Restoration and Healing, an outpatient clinic, at 8000 Summa Avenue in Baton Rouge, to serve the Greater Baton Rouge area. Sage Wound Care offers comprehensive and holistic outpatient wound care services… Read more about Sage Wound Care Opens in Baton Rouge

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Pat Mitchell Named 2019 Public Citizen of the Year

Pat Mitchell, CEO of The Carpenter Health Network, was named the 2019 Public Citizen of the Year by the National Association of Social Workers, Louisiana Chapter (NASW-LA). Mitchell was honored at the NASW-LA Annual Conference, held at the Baton Rouge Hilton on March 20, 2019. The award recognizes an outstanding member of the community who… Read more about Pat Mitchell Named 2019 Public Citizen of the Year

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The Carpenter Health Network Announces New Vice President of Governmental Affairs

Baton Rouge, LA – The Carpenter Health Network (TCHN), a Louisiana-based post-acute health care network, announced that James “Jimmie” Benoit has been named as Vice President of Governmental Affairs. “Jimmie will perform exceptionally in this new role” said Ron Hogan, Chief Operating Officer. “He has established deep, positive relationships with many leaders and providers across the State and region and demonstrates the ability… Read more about The Carpenter Health Network Announces New Vice President of Governmental Affairs

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Sage Rehabilitation Outpatient Services Celebrates 10th Anniversary

On October 19, 2018, Sage Outpatient celebrated its 10th anniversary of providing services to individuals in the Greater Baton Rouge Area. Originally located in a 6,000 square foot building on Dijon Drive, near Our Lady of the Lake Reginal Medical Center, and treating 10-20 patients a week, the program has seen significant growth Today, Sage Outpatient… Read more about Sage Rehabilitation Outpatient Services Celebrates 10th Anniversary

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St. Joseph Hospice of CENLA Receives “Best Superior Performer” Award

Alexandria, LA – St. Joseph Hospice of CENLA, a division of The Carpenter Health Network (TCHN), recently received the “2017 Best Superior Performer” award from Strategic Healthcare Programs (SHP) for ranking in the Top 20% of hospice agencies for quality outcomes and overall patient satisfaction. “It’s an honor to be selected as a 2017 Best Superior Performer by Strategic Healthcare… Read more about St. Joseph Hospice of CENLA Receives “Best Superior Performer” Award

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307th Bomb Wing Honors St. Joseph Hospice

St. Joseph Hospice was recently honored by the 307th Bomb Wing at Barksdale Air Force Base. Mary Buckels, Hospice Administrator, and Kenneth Brown, Hospice Chaplain and Air Force Reservist, attended this special event. Hear from Mary in the paragraphs below as she reflected on this unique experience and honor. “A Day of Reflection” Saturday, June 2, 2018… Read more about 307th Bomb Wing Honors St. Joseph Hospice

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National Nursing Assistants Week

National Nursing Assistant Week is June 14-21, 2018. The Carpenter Health Network extends our deepest appreciation and gratitude to nursing assistants all across the country. We especially honor and recognize our network’s family of Certified Nursing Assistants. Thank you for the compassionate, gentle care you provide day and night to patients at home, nursing facilities,… Read more about National Nursing Assistants Week

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Ronald “Ron” E. Hogan to Join The Carpenter Health Network as New Chief Operating Officer

Baton Rouge, LA – The Carpenter Health Network, a Louisiana-based healthcare company, announced today that Ronald “Ron” E. Hogan will join the company as Chief Operating Officer. As COO, Hogan, a healthcare industry veteran, will provide visionary leadership and management to ensure operational efficiency, excellence and financial strength across the company. He will also oversee… Read more about Ronald “Ron” E. Hogan to Join The Carpenter Health Network as New Chief Operating Officer

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Pat Mitchell, CEO Named Public Citizen of the Year

Baton Rouge, LA –  Pat Mitchell, CEO of The Carpenter Health Network, was honored March 7, 2018 by the Baton Rouge Region of the National Association of Social Workers, Louisiana Chapter as 2018 Public Citizen of the Year. The annual award recognizes an outstanding member of the Greater Baton Rouge community who is not a social worker… Read more about Pat Mitchell, CEO Named Public Citizen of the Year

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TCHN Welcomes Hope Himel-Benson as Communications Director

Baton Rouge, LA – The Carpenter Health Network is pleased to announce that Hope Himel-Benson, LCSW has joined the organization as Communications Director. Himel-Benson brings with her more than ten years of communications and marketing experience from the healthcare and aging sectors. As Communications Director, Himel-Benson is responsible for the planning, development, and successful implementation of internal… Read more about TCHN Welcomes Hope Himel-Benson as Communications Director

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Shrimp boil honors Pulse shooting first responders

Volunteers from St. Joseph Hospice in Gulfport, Miss., drove more than 11 hours to Orlando with the freshly caught shrimp from the Gulf of Mexico to honor first responders from the June 12 Pulse nightclub shooting, where 49 people were killed and more than 50 others injured.

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Carpenter Health Network Names Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Stephen Speeg Named Chief Medical Officer Dr. Stephen W. Speeg serves as chief medical officer of The Carpenter Health Network. A certified hospice medical director, Speeg has more than 23 years of hospice, palliative, and post-acute care service. Previously, he ran his own private internal medicine and pediatrics practice in Baker. He also has… Read more about Carpenter Health Network Names Chief Medical Officer

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