cm_hospice2Hospice of the North Coast (HNC) has created a Global Partnership (GP) with Nkhoma Hospital in Malawi, Africa in an effort to respond to the desperate need for improved access to professional, compassionate hospice and palliative care. A four-person HNC team led by Executive Director Sharon Lutz traveled to Malawi in January to assess how Nkhoma Hospital provided care to more than 200 patients in remote villages. “We call our project ‘Mission Possible’ because we fervently believe we can and will make a difference,” said Lutz.

Furthermore, the GP represents a symbiotic relationship that will enhance and enrich HNC’s home community here in San Diego. Professionals and volunteers from each entity will complement each other in their approach to treating the terminally ill. “Through the resourcefulness of the Nkhoma Hospital staff and the developing palliative team,” Lutz said, “we can problem-solve together. Their creativity in managing symptoms will be a learning experience for HNC that will benefit our staff, clients, families, and the community at large.” Learn more at www.hospicenorthcoast.org.