November Caregiver Excellence Award

The BEINHAUER CAREGIVER EXCELLENCE AWARD for November 2018 was presented to Dr. Tim Campbell, Chief Medical Officer at Gallagher Hospice on December 12th. The award was presented to him during the Gallagher Hospice office Christmas party and a big cheerful group was there to show their appreciation.
 
On the Right, the star of the month, Dr. Tim Campbell, with Diane Karcz, the president of Gallagher hospice, and Marla Caplan, the one who made nominated Dr. Campbell with so much gratitude for what he does. On the left, Ana Kniess, the outreach coordinator with Beinhauer Family who presented the award to him.
 
 

                     

 

Here is an excerpt from his nomination:
 
“Dr. Campbell is one of the most gentle, passionate, and dedicated souls to his patients, his family and his community. A dedicated humanitarian, Dr. Campbell co-founded the Light of Life Mission’s Free Medical Clinic and volunteers with Allegheny County’s HAZMAT and HMMR Teams. He also serves as a Medical Officer for the Federal PA-1 Disaster Medical Assistance Team. Dr. Campbell has had numerous deployments for humanitarian medical missions throughout the world with the American Red Cross, Christian Medical Missions, LDS Charities and the US Navy. He has provided care to underserved around the world; has served in 29 countries in the last 3 years. He volunteers with the American Red Cross and the Pennsylvania Medical reserve Corps; he is co-founder and President of the PA Keystone Search and Rescue Team.
Dr. Tim Campbell is serially distinguished as one of “America’s Top 100 Physicians”, and is the recipient of numerous awards for his innovative, quality and compassionate care. He is recently retired from his very successful thriving private, internal medicine practice that he co-founded, spanning almost thirty years at UPMC Mercy Hospital; however, currently serves Full Time as the Chief Medical Officer for Gallagher Home Health Services leading the Palliative Care Team.

Dr. Campbell was one of the first physicians in Southwestern Pennsylvania to become boarded in and to practice in hospice and palliative care medicine; currently serving as the Medical Director for Gallagher Hospice. A life-long learner and educator, he has taught inpatient and outpatient primary care medicine to thousands of medical students, residents, physician assistants and nurse practitioners…”


Beinhauer’s is proud to give this award to such a compassionate man who impacts so many lives wherever he goes! Thanks for everything you do Dr. Campbell! Your work is exceptional!
 
Take a minute NOW to nominate that special someone for the next Caregiver Excellence Award! Nominations arriving after December 31st will be considered for the Award for January 2019….a new winner is chosen each month!!
Nominations can easily be made in one of three ways –
By mailing in a hard copy of the nomination form found at your facility to Ana Kniess, Beinhauers FFS, 2820 Washington Road, McMurray PA 15317
OR
By filling in a nomination form ONLINE on our website (click here- https://www.beinhauer.com/caregiver-excellence-award/).
OR
By providing the info requested on the nomination form in an email sent to amk@beinhauercares.com
The Beinhauer Caregiver Excellence Award consists of a $50 gift card and a certificate, along with an entry into the drawing for the Caregiver Excellence Award Winner of the Year.

Stockings for Soldiers 2018

The 2018 Beinhauer Family Funeral Homes 4th Annual Stockings for Soldiers Program will begin on October 15th and conclude on November 30th.  Any stockings donated after November 30th will be given to local veterans charities.  For more information, please see the flier or call Amanda at 724-969-0200.

Beinhauer Photo Booth Fundraiser Information

On behalf of Peters Township Character Counts, Shelly Belcher of the PT School District, and Jocelyn Lynch of PT Character Counts, received a check with the funds the Beinhauer Photo Booth raised during the Peters Township Community Day this summer. This donation will be used to prepare for the September 25 Kickoff event for “Rachel’s Challenge” being implemented in the Peters Township School District in the 2018/19 school year.
 
Rachel’s Challenge is a peer mentoring initiative for students, which is named after Rachel Scott, the first student to be shot at Columbine, but remembered and honored for her theory that “if one person can go out of their way to show compassion, then it will start a chain reaction of the same.” The program seeks to make schools safer, more connected places, where bullying and violence are replaced with kindness and respect.
 
The Kickoff event for our school district will feature Rachel’s father, Mr. Darrell Scott, who will talk about his daughter’s life, death, and the impact her words can have on our community. He will speak at the South Hills Bible Chapel on September 25 at 6:30 pm. The event is free and open to the public.

Caregiver Excellence Award Winner – May 2018

She was presented her award by Katie Brandt, Beinhauer’s Community Outreach Director.

The BEINHAUER CAREGIVER EXCELLENCE AWARD for May was presented to Karen Miyares, a retired clinical social worker, and current Hospice and Palliative Care  volunteer at Family Hospice. 

 
Karen has made a big impact, because she has brought her therapeutic skills to help many who are coping with the loss of a loved one. It is a very difficult and solitary journey that you go through when you lose someone that means the world to you, but Karen is always willing to walk this difficult journey with each the bereaved whom she meets.

Also present was Family Hospice Volunteer Coordinator Nick Petti. 
 
Currently, she runs two bereavement support groups for Family Hospice, and is in the process of starting a third. All these groups are open to anyone who has had a loss. Neither rain, sleet or snow could keep Karen from providing this valuable service. She is also helping with Family Hospice’s Camp Healing Heart, which is a day camp for children between the ages of 6-12 who have lost a loved one. Karen has a huge heart, and Family Hospice is grateful for all her great work. 

April Caregiver Excellence Award

Also pictured, to the left, is Louise Carlson, Clinical Director at Three Rivers Hospice.
 
The BEINHAUER CAREGIVER EXCELLENCE AWARD for April was presented to Karen Lash, bereavement counselor at Three Rivers Hospice, on May 25.
Karen is considered a “traveling angel”, or also a “life enhancement specialist”. She is well known for being there for patients, family members, staff and others in large portions of Western Pennsylvania – from Cheswick to Apollo, from Kittanning to Grove City, from New Castle to Mercer. She gives of herself one hundred and fifty percent, often on her own time, and on her own dime. She is a light and support to all she sees, including her peers – in other words, she is, without a doubt, everything that an excellent caregiver should be, and more!
She was presented her award by Katie Brandt, Beinhauer’s Community Outreach Director. 
 
Take a minute NOW for you to nominate that special someone for the next Caregiver Excellence Award! Nominations arriving after June 4th will be considered for the Award for June….a new winner is chosen each month!!
Nominations can easily be made in one of three ways –
By mailing in a hard copy of the nomination form found at your hospice to Katie Brandt, Beinhauers FFS, 2820 Washington Road, McMurray PA 15317
OR
By filling in a nomination form ONLINE on our website (click here- https://www.beinhauer.com/caregiver-excellence-award/).
OR
By providing the info requested on the nomination form in an email sent tokdb@beinhauercares.com.
The Beinhauer Caregiver Excellence Award consists of a $50 gift card and a certificate, along with an entry into the drawing for the Caregiver Excellence Award of the Year.

2018 March Caregiver Excellence Award Winner

 
The BEINHAUER CAREGIVER EXCELLENCE AWARD for March was presented to Beth Hamill, Office Coordinator and Volunteer Coordinator at Interim Hospice, on April 25.

Beth, known as a most patient, caring and resourceful person to her coworkers, is a calming force for the patients and the staff.

She always has time for the hospice patients and their families. She learns individual patients’ likes and dislikes, and then not only makes sure they have all the supplies and all the answers they need, but also that they get treats and surprises on days special to them, and on holidays.  Most of the gifts she will provide are handmade on her own time and with her own resources.

She truly makes each patient feel heard and special, making this hospice feel like an extension of the patient’s family.



Beth was presented her award by Katie Brandt, Beinhauer’s Community Outreach Director.  —  Congratulations, Beth!
The Beinhauer Caregiver Excellence Award consists of a $50 gift card and a certificate, along with an entry into the drawing for the Caregiver Excellence Award of the Year.
 
Make your nominations for April now! 
Nominations can easily be made in one of three ways
By mailing in a hard copy of the nomination form found at your hospice to Katie Brandt, Beinhauers FFS, 2820 Washington Road, McMurray PA 15317
OR
By filling in a nomination form ONLINE on our website (click here- https://www.beinhauer.com/caregiver-excellence-award/).
OR
By providing the info requested on the nomination form in an email sent to kdb@beinhauercares.com.

Westminster Presbyterian Grief Recovery Program Spring 2018

Our friends at Westminster Presbyterian Church are hosting the Spring edition of their Grief Recovery Support Program.  The program is faith-based and comprised of friendly, caring people who will walk alongside each other through one of life’s most painful experiences, grief.  The group is led by a team of trained facilitators.  The next session:

Wednesdays, April 4 – May 2, 2018

6:45 – 8:00 P.M.

Memorial Parlor

Westminster Presbyterian Church

2040 Washington Road

Pittsburgh, PA 15241

To register and for more information, contact Peg Kinsey (412-835-6630 or Kinsey@westminster-church.org). To help defray the cost of materials, a donation of $10.00 is suggested, but not required.