Hospice to Serve More Islanders with Medicare, But Donors Still Needed
More than 40 years after Hospice and Palliative Care of Martha's Vineyard began providing end-of-life services at no charge, the nonprofit is preparing to serve more Islanders by accepting Medicare.
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Making Meaning From Grief
Hospice and Palliative Care of Martha’s Vineyard will offer a specialized grief workshop for seven weeks beginning Sunday, Jan. 16.
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Hospice Director Departs for University Post in Iraq
Louisa Hufstader
Executive director Thomas Hallahan announced this week that he will step down in early May for the job of associate provost at the new American University of Iraq Baghdad.
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Hospice of Martha’s Vineyard Seeks Medicare Certification
Louisa Hufstader
Over nearly four decades of providing end-of-life support and grief counseling to Island families, Hospice of Martha’s Vineyard has proudly operated outside the Medicare system.
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MV Bank Awards $80,500 to Nonprofits
The Martha’s Vineyard Bank Charitable Foundation has awarded $80,500 in grants and donations to 10 nonprofits on Martha's Vineyard and in Falmouth.
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Hospice Donations Matched in May
Hospice of Martha's Vineyard has announced a dollar-for-dollar matching campaign for donations to the nonprofit during the month of May.
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Gazette Subscribers Help Send $11,000 to Hospice

The Vineyard Gazette’s annual holiday subscription drive has raised $11,085 for Hospice of Martha’s Vineyard.

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Hospice Confronts a Growing Need
Unlike almost every other hospice provider in the country, Hospice of Martha’s Vineyard is free. The unique model means that no qualified end-of-life patients are turned away.
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Easing and Honoring the End of Life Journey
Louisa Hufstader
Hospice of Martha’s Vineyard is a rarity among hospice providers because it charges no fees for its services and takes no insurance payments.
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Giving Back to an Organization That Gives So Much
Holly Pretsky
Hospice of Martha’s Vineyard is one of a handful of Hospice organizations around the country that supports people with a terminal diagnosis and their loved ones at no charge, and demand is growing.
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