Tracy received a liver transplant on August 16, 1996, his donor was a first responder that was struck by a car. Tracy has thrived since his transplant and often shares his story of hope with passion and a strong desire to bless others in our community with the gift of life he’s been given. Mr. Taliaferro has had a very successful law practice, returned to the Fire/EMS field where he served as Executive Officer, Legal Advisor, and Trustee; and volunteers by empowering abused children with Bikers Against Child Abuse. He was also a long time volunteer with Crater Community Hospice where he now serves as Chief Executive Officer.
“Every morning I wake up and remember how blessed I am to live during a time where organ transplantation is not only possible but almost routine. I also remember that for me to live another passed and to him and his family I am forever indebted.”
….from the CEO’s desk
Much has changed during the past year, but one thing has remained constant: our commitment to providing excellent care to our patients and their families. We have built a dynamic and experienced team to include Dr. Sajid Naveed, M.D. as our Medical Director, Karin Blankenship, RN, CHPN, as our Director of Clinical Services, Cindy Hamlin as our Director of Development, Father Thierry Hakpon as our Spiritual Counselor, and a number of both clinical and administrative staff to carry on the mission of Crater Community Hospice. We have also implemented new technology to improve our team’s communicationand ability to share information.
This past year hospice became personal to me as one of my closest friends became a patient with Crater Community Hospice. I am thankful that I was a part of a team of people that made sure my friend and her family felt supported and that we were given the opportunity to spend time together sharing stories, memories, concerns, and ultimately, our grief.
With Special Thanks and Gratitude to the ladies of the Hospice Craft Group at Lifelong Learning Institute in Chesterfield.
Every month these ladies work hard to make special, hand-made gifts for our hospice patients and their caregivers. It means so much to our families to know that others are thinking of them and caring for them in such a generous fashion.
Thank You Ladies! You’re Amazing!!
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