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Press Releases

If you want to keep up-to-date on the latest news about Chapters Health System, Good Shepherd Hospice, HPH Hospice, LifePath Hospice, Chapters Health Palliative Care and HPH Home Health, you have come to the right place. Below you will find our current press releases as well as have the opportunity to read past press releases.

If you are a member of the media—traditional, online, blogger, and have an idea for a story that would feature any of the affiliates of Chapters Health, please contact Corporate Communications at 813.871.8111 or email the Department at media@chaptershealth.org.

Good Shepherd Hospice Welcomes New Executive Director Manfred “Kyle” Zenkner

LAKELAND, FL (August 16, 2017): Good Shepherd Hospice, an affiliate of Chapters Health System, welcomes Manfred “Kyle” Zenkner, as its new executive director. As a leader in hospice, he brings 15 years of experience to the organization. Zenkner will manage operations and business development for Good Shepherd Hospice, which provides expert hospice care and support services to about 4,000 patients and their loved ones each year in Polk, Highlands and Hardee counties.

 

Good Shepherd Hospice Awarded Deemed Status Accreditation from The Joint Commission

Lakeland, FL (August 4, 2017): Good Shepherd Hospice, an affiliate of Chapters Health System, announced today that it had earned The Joint Commission’s deemed status accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. Deemed status is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective care.

 

Jackie Kendrick Named Executive Director at HPH Hospice

Hudson, FL (May 2, 2017): HPH Hospice, an affiliate of Chapters Health System, named Jackie Kendrick its Executive Director. Kendrick will manage operations and strategic business development for the 33-year-old hospice organization, which provides expert hospice care and support services to about 500 patients and their loved ones each day in Pasco, Hernando and Citrus counties.

LifePath Hospice Accepting Applications for 25th Annual Camp Circle of Love

TAMPA, FL (March 31, 2017): The weekend of April 28 through April 30, 2017 marks the 25th annual Camp Circle of Love hosted by LifePath Hospice, an affiliate of Chapters Health System. Any child living in Hillsborough County, ages six to 16, who experienced the death of a loved one, can attend the camp taking place at the Lakewood Retreat in Brooksville.

HPH Hospice Hosts 23rd Annual Spring Children’s Camp

Brooksville, FL (March 31, 2017): The weekend of April 7 through 9, 2017 marks the 23rd annual spring children’s camp hosted by HPH Hospice. For 2017, the camp has a new name—Camp REACH OUT, which stands for Remembering Everything About Coping, Hope, Openness, Understanding and Trust.

Good Shepherd Hospice Offers 16th Annual Weekend Camp with a Purpose

LAKELAND, FL (March 3, 2017): Children and teens who experienced the death of a loved-one may feel as if they are alone in their grief. As a community service, Good Shepherd Hospice offers Camp Brave Heart, a weekend camp that helps children and teens learn to cope with the emotions and sorrow that accompany a death.

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