The Star Hospice House Welcomes First Patients

Star Hospice House great room showing easy chairs, table with seating for 10, couch, and filled with sunlight.

Chautauqua Hospice & Palliative Care is proud to welcome the first patients to The Star Hospice House (TSHH). The culmination of a three year capital campaign, TSHH is a 5 patient facility with guest house, expected to serve around 200 patients per year. TSHH will admit its first patients on Tuesday, July 5. While most […]

Rotary supports Star Hospice House

Submitted photo Front row: Andrew Dickson, VP Community Engagement at CHCP; Ellen Luczkowiak, Rotary member and CHPC board member; Jefferson Westwood, Rotary member; Diane Hannum, Executive Director of Northern Chautauqua County Foundation and President-Elect of the club; Michele Starwalt-Woods, Rotary member and District 7090 Assistant Governor; Jennifer Vahl, Rotary member; Irene Strychalski, Rotary member; and Alison Dengler, wife of Rotary President David Degler.

The Dunkirk-Fredonia Rotary Club challenged its members to support the Star Hospice House and they came through to the tune of $10,925. From its treasury, the club matched the first $2,500 in contributions from its current and former members, quickly surpassing it original goal. “We are so grateful to the club and members who contributed […]

What is Palliative Care?

What is palliative care? Palliative care is comfort care intended to keep patients comfortable, in control and out of the hospital. Unlike hospice care, palliative care is appropriate for individuals who are pursuing curative treatment. In this video our medical director, Dr. Thomas Putnam, and three of our patients share their insights with our community-based […]

Take It to the Box

HOPE Chautauqua, CHPC and other collaborators are working to promote the disposal of unwanted and unused medications to prevent them from being diverted and abused. Take It To The Box, a network of secure and confidential drug disposal sites, is an important outgrowth of the collaboration. Below is a list of permanent and secure medication […]