Tidewell reaccredited by National Institute For Jewish Hospice

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Tidewell Hospice is based in Sarasota, Florida.

Tidewell Hospice received reaccreditation from The National Institute For Jewish Hospice (NIJH) during its annual conference (Nov. 14, 2019) at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel, Newark International Airport in Newark, N.J. Senior Coordinator of Social Work Barbara Miller, MSW, LCSW, and chaplain Galen Surlak-Ramsey represented Tidewell at the conference.

Tidewell earned its initial NIJH accreditation in 2006 and has been reaccredited every year since. The new accreditation covers calendar year 2020, which is a special year for Tidewell Hospice. Tidewell will mark its 40th anniversary with a yearlong celebration, thanking colleagues, donors, volunteers and community partners for their role in helping provide unparalleled care, comfort and compassion.

“Tidewell Hospice is proud of its long-standing commitment to the Jewish community to ensure that Jewish traditions and customs are respected based on patient and family wishes,” Tidewell President and CEO Jonathan Fleece said.

Since its inception in 1980, Tidewell has cared for Jewish patients and provided emotional support for their families. The accreditation links Tidewell with NIJH, the national accrediting organization for hospice programs and organizations across the country caring for the Jewish terminally ill. Through its relationship with NIJH, Tidewell accesses staff training, updates on new Jewish insights in treating Jewish terminally ill and aid in answering questions on Jewish customs and practices. Tidewell is one of approximately 50 hospices nationwide accredited by NIJH.