July 25th – Peter Barcus – Director, Hospice of Alamance-Caswell
Brian Dement called the meeting to order and Ed Woodall led our prayer and pledge.
- Our District Governor, Lloyd Navarro, will be visiting our club next week. Board meeting at 10:45.
- Junior Police Academy graduation will be held Friday at 6:30 at the Ramada for anyone wanting to attend.
- Brian congratulated Randy Perkins on reaching Paul Harris Fellow + 7!
- Sang Ho just returned from a group trip to South Korea and Japan. He said they had a great trip and were happy to be home safe.
- Randy Perkins regrets missing next week’s meeting but he and Rita will be in Alaska!
Peter Barcus – Director, Hospice of Alamance-Caswell
Brian Dement owns Diversified Testing, a company focused on testing textiles and furniture. He graduated from UNC in 1999 with a degree in Biology. He has been married to his wife Patricia for 16 years and has one son who just celebrated his 15th birthday.
Peter shared with us the goal of Hospice is to help people live as fully and comfortable as possible. Alamance County Hospice admitted their first patient in 1982 and has cared for 20,000 patients since opening. In 2016, one half of all deaths in Alamance County received Hospice care. Most all insurance companies now offer Hospice coverage and insurance reimbursements account for 85% of Hospice’s revenue.
Hospice of Alamance-Caswell now competes with “for profit” Hospice groups. Alamance has 13 “for profit” Hospice providers but 92% of Hospice patients are served through Hospice of Alamance-Caswell despite the competition.
Hospice of Alamance-Caswell currently has 250 patients in private homes or other facilities with 13-14 at the Hospice Home. Coming soon – a new thrift store on Maple Avenue!
Julian Griffin did not pick the winning ticket. The pot continues to grow.
The meeting was adjourned and we all stood to recite the Rotary Four Way Test. Until next week…