Hospice honors its supporters

Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice marks 37th year


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  • Jeanette and Willard Klemm at a 2016 fundraiser for the hospice.



NEWTON — In 1980 Julia and Joseph Quinlan founded Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice in loving memory of their daughter. April 15, 2017 marked the 37th year as the preeminent hospice for Sussex, Warren and Pike counties. As the only local, non-profit hospice the mission of Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice has remained strong and been carried by many to ensure the best possible care is extended to patients and their family members in need of hospice support.

To recognize the efforts of those individuals whose work has advanced the cause of hospice, the organization has planned a Hospice Honors Banquet to be hosted on Thursday, April 27 at the Panther Valley Golf and Country Club in Allamuchy, NJ at 6:30 p.m. Presenting sponsor, Lakeland Bank, invites guests to enjoy this special evening that will commemorate the honorees dedication, spirit and selfless dedication to decades of hospice support. The evenings festivities will include: a social hour, dinner, award presentations, music provided by RC Mixers Entertainment and a enticing silent auction. Additional sponsorship support has been provided by Newton Medical Center, Regional Cancer Care Associates and Smith-McCracken and Wood Funeral Homes.

Since the Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice opened their doors to the community, the personal connection between the organization and the area residents has been the cornerstone of its growth and development. From the famous court battle and landmark decision that opened the Quinlans’ eyes to the need for end-of-life care for patients and families; to the creation of the Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice; to the staff and volunteers that work diligently to help so many; to the community business leaders that reach out to the organization to help their mission. For these people, Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice proudly announces the 2017 Hospice Honors recipients:

Ambassador Award

Robert E. McCracken

Owner/Manager, Smith-McCracken and Wood Funeral Homes

Statesman Award

Reverend Ernest M. Kosa

Chairman, Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice Professional Advisory Committee

Excellence in Leadership Award

Marlina R. Schetting, MSW, LCSW, CT

Administrator, Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice

Excellence in Care Award

Cathy A. Shane, RN, BSN

QAPI & Education Manager, Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice

Heart of Hospice Award

Friends of Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice

Volunteers committed to raising funds and awareness for Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice

Spirit of Hospice Award

Willard and Jeanette Klemm

Hospice Volunteers and Supporters

“This memorable evening is designed to highlight where we are now and to honor the people who have helped us get there,” noted John Quinlan, director of Foundation for Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice. For more information about the Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice Honors Banquet, please reach out to Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice at 973-383-0115 or visit www.karenannquinlanhospice.org.

The Karen Ann Quinlan Memorial Foundation is passionately dedicated to providing Hospice care for the terminally ill and bereavement counseling for those who have lost loved ones. Serving Sussex and Warren Counties NJ and Northeast PA; please call 800-882-1117 to reach any of our services at either office; Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice, 99 Sparta Ave., Newton, NJ and Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice, 104 Bennett Ave., Milford, PA. Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice is an independently owned hospice program and proud to be the preferred hospice provider for Newton Medical Center and area Atlantic Health Care System. The award-winning Home for Hospice is located in Fredon, NJ. The Joseph T. Quinlan Bereavement Center recently opened their doors to a permanent home at 5 Plains Rd. in Augusta with satellite offices in Pike and Warren Counties. For hospice programs, events, and more information visit www.karenannquinlanhospice.org or <URL destination="http://Facebook.com/KarenAnnQuinlanHospice.org. ">Facebook.com/KarenAnnQuinlanHospice.org.

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