Mesa, Arizona — Pacific Coast Hospice announces Mobile Credential support for Staff ID cards in Apple Wallet and Android Wallet, which brings staff the ability to add their Credential on iPhone, Android and Apple Watch. Mobile Credential support creates a seamless experience for staff by offering secure access to facilities, verified agency verification and more. Starting today, Staff will enjoy the ease and convenience of carrying their Employee IDs on their smartphones. This easy-to-use mobile Employee ID badge program was engineered to provide a digital copy of an employee’s secure ID badge and important information for facility access. Best of all, [Read More]
Mesa, Arizona — Lisa was the first Pacific Coast Hospice frontline health care worker in Arizona to receive the COVID-19 vaccine today as Maricopa County Public Health opened its COVID-19 vaccination clinics in Gilbert. Following her overnight shift as a triage nurse at Pacific Coast Hospice, Lisa pulled into the drive-through vaccine lane at 10 a.m. at Chandler Gilbert Community College. Lisa has worked at PCH since founding and said she feels honored to receive the vaccine. After completing the 15 minute observation period, Lisa reported, "It felt just like the flu shot." Dignity Health, which operates multiple hospitals in Arizona, [Read More]
Mesa, Arizona — We're excited to announce that Pacific Coast Hospice has passed our Federal Medicare Survey with no deficiencies! The CMS San Francisco Regional Office has accepted the State's recommendation for approval and Pacific Coast Hospice is now Medicare Certified. When an organization receives a deficiency-free survey you can expect high quality of care. It means that, during a hospice's most recent inspection, surveyors found no deficiencies in patient care, services, or the environment of care. Inspections like this are conducted by the Arizona Department of Health Services in accordance with strict guidelines set by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid [Read More]
Mesa, Arizona — Pacific Coast Hospice joins leading Arizona providers in co-signing an Open Letter to State Leadership. Dear Governor Ducey, Since the reopening of Arizona’s economy, our health risk has drastically increased. The sad fact is that nothing has changed regarding COVID-19 since the Stay at Home Executive Order was put into effect on March 31. Since the Executive Order was lifted, many Arizonans believe something has changed, and it is somehow now safe to resume normal life. Sadly, this is far from the truth. There is no vaccine and no treatment for COVID-19, and it is just as contagious [Read More]
Mesa, Arizona — Pacific Coast Hospice has joined the Arizona Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (AHPCO). Pacific Coast joins hospice and palliative care providers and healthcare organizations throughout the state. "We are honored to serve alongside AHPCO," said Lisa Hunt, Executive Director. "We are committed to ensuring that all hospice providers, for-profit and nonprofit alike, have the necessary resources to increase quality and improve patient and family experience. Hospice is about bringing healthcare to wherever the patient calls home; which hospice has been doing for over forty years." Kate Gagne, Representative from APHCO, welcomed Pacific Coast Hospice, "...we would like to [Read More]
Mesa, Arizona — Pacific Coast Hospice, provider of end-of-life care, is the first approved Arizona hospice provider to be connected to FirstNet – the nationwide broadband network dedicated to public safety. The company's access to FirstNet enables Pacific Coast Hospice employees to use the highly secure and reliable communications tool for patient care and assistance in any circumstance while in the field. FirstNet is designed to improve communications across public safety entities nationwide, allowing first responders to communicate with one another easily and quickly during everyday situations, big events or emergencies. This capability is integral to solving communications roadblocks that [Read More]
Mesa, Arizona—It may surprise many people to learn that 25 percent of those who die every year in the U.S. are Veterans. To help provide care and support that reflect the important contributions made by these men and women, Pacific Coast Hospice has become a national partner of We Honor Veterans, a pioneering campaign developed by National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization in collaboration with the Department of Veterans Affairs. As a We Honor Veterans Partner, Pacific Coast Hospice will implement ongoing Veteran-centered education for their staff and volunteers to help improve the care they provide to the Veterans they proudly [Read More]
Mesa, Arizona — We're excited to announce that we've just completed our initial licensing survey by Arizona Department of Health Services and that we're able to begin serving the community. We'd like to thank our Surveyor, as well as the entire Medical Facilities Licensing team, for working with us expeditiously during this time of COVID-19.
Mesa, Arizona — Public notice: Upon guidance from public health officials, we have instituted a moratorium on non-essential guests and visitors to our office until further notice. We kindly ask that you contact us via our website pchusa.org or by telephone at (480) 637-4100. Everyone can do their part in preventing the spread of illness! Please visit cdc.gov to learn more about what you can do in your community. Thank you and a special thanks to all of the members of the community working on the front lines.
Mesa, Arizona — At this time, Pacific Coast Hospice facilities do not have a confirmed case of 2019 Novel Coronavirus. At no time have our emergency operations been disrupted, and we continue to provide all levels of care to our community. Pacific Coast Hospice has taken all appropriate and necessary precautions for the safety and well-being of our community. In compliance with our infectious disease protocols, we will remain vigilant and continue to follow the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Arizona Department of Health guidelines. To contain the spread of a contagious illness, public health authorities rely on many strategies. [Read More]