Caldwell Hospice Recipient of SECC Contributions

LENOIR, NC (April 10, 2017)…Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care will receive nearly $4,500 from the 2016 State Employees Combined Campaign (SECC). Since 1985, SECC has raised more than $100 million dollars for employee-designated not-for-profit organizations.

The donations will be used to aid Caldwell Hospice in its commitment to serve anyone who needs and desires its care regardless of ability to pay. “We appreciate the current and retired state employees who pledged their contributions to our organization,” said Caldwell Hospice CEO Cathy Swanson. “It is this kind of generosity and support that has allowed Caldwell Hospice to thrive as a not-for-profit community hospice for nearly 35 years.”

Caldwell Hospice offers a full complement of enhanced services in addition to basic hospice services, including a palliative care program; cardiac and pulmonary care at home for patients with heart/lung disease; a dementia care program; and community bereavement services, which are open to anyone who needs them, not just hospice patients and families.

While Medicare, Medicaid and most insurance companies cover basic hospice services, Caldwell Hospice provides enhanced services without reimbursement because of the belief that these services improve quality of life, and can do so because of the generosity of the communities they serve.

Serving about 800 patients a year, Caldwell Hospice is a leader among non-profit hospices statewide. It operates North Carolina’s oldest patient care unit with its Kirkwood facility in Lenoir. While the majority of patients receive care at home, Caldwell Hospice also has a second patient care unit at the Robbins Center in Hudson.

To learn more about Caldwell Hospice, its services, programs or volunteer opportunities, call 828.754.0101, or visit or Facebook.