PUBLISHED: 4:50 PM on Tuesday, August 22, 2006
Hospice care center receives donation
Hospice and Home Care of Juneau has been serving the community for the past 26 years.

HHCJ's team is comprised of skilled nurses, therapists, social workers, home health aides and many volunteers who provide patients and their families with the latest in palliative (comfort) and end of life care including pain management, emotional and spiritual support, connections to central community resources, and valuable education. On Friday, July 28, an unexpected gift of various medical supplies were donated to Hospice and Home Care of Juneau from one of Juneau's newest residents, Norvin Perez, MD.

Dr. Perez, a board certified emergency physician from New York, is the new owner of Juneau Urgent Care and Family Medical Clinic. After learning about the unfortunate closing of Geneva Woods and the loss of service that office has provided to Juneau residents for the past several years, he felt urged to step in and purchase the majority of the remaining inventory in an effort to keep such benefits close to home and disperse back into the community to those in need. On behalf of Hospice and Home Care of Juneau, Program Director, Kim Redifer, gratefully accepted the generous donation of medical supplies and equipment from Dr. Perez.

Redifer said that all of the donated items will be put into good use for both patient care and community members who access equipment through the HHCJ loan program. Hospice and Home Care of Juneau would like to thank Dr. Perez for his benevolence and consideration in giving.