Lisa is joined by Executive Director of the Nipissing Serenity Hospice Gil Pharand to talk about how the impact the hospice has on their patients and the community.

Gil shares the difference between a hospital environment vs a hospice environment and how the hospice tries to make the experience for the patients and families as positive as they can. He shares how the hospice came to be in the North Bay community and how the funding works and the cost for using their services.

  • Gil joins the show to talk about the Nipissing Serenity Hospice 2:50
  • What does community minded mean for Gil? 7:10
  • The process for entering the hospice 9:40
  • Why did it take so long for our community to open a hospice? 16:11
  • The environment the hospice tries to create for their patients 20:00

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Production Credits:

  • Host: Lisa Boivin
  • Producer: Ben Sargent
  • Content Director: Dave Dale
  • Produced by Story Studio Network & Clark Communications


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