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Hospice of the Foothills hires marketing manager

  

Stacy Drake-Robinson

Nevada City Advocate


On June 17, Mary Anne Davis stepped into the role as Marketing and Events Manager at Hospice of the Foothills.


Mary Anne is well known to the area for her work as a radio advertising consultant with KNCO for eight years and her role at the Union as their event manager for eight years where she oversaw the annual Home, Garden & Lifestyle Show, Chocolate Infusion, Healthy You, The Best of Nevada County Awards Luncheon and helped produce several Golden Stories of our Past video documentaries. She has also owned her own event marketing business, Occasionally Yours, worked at the Grass Valley Group and Sonic Technology Products and Citizen’s Bank and her husband’s business TechniQuest, as well as Past President of the 49er Breakfast Rotary Club in Nevada City. 


As Marketing & Events Manager for Hospice of the Foothills, Mary Anne will be promoting their mission and raising awareness about this valuable resource available to anyone in Nevada County. “I will manage of all the fundraising events, our next big one is the 40th Anniversary of Hospice in the Foothills called Moonlight Magic on September 13. This is the biggest fundraiser of the year that we have right now” says Mary Anne. “I look forward to working with the dedicated team here in developing other fundraisers throughout the year.” 


Hospice of the Foothills offers a variety of support services free of charge to patients facing a life-limiting illness and also for the families of those patients. “The general belief about hospice care is that it is only for the last days or weeks of someone’s life, when actually, we want patients and families to start with hospice at least 6 months earlier. We can do so much to help the patients and families make the most of the time left and to prolong the quality of life for the patient” explains Mary Anne. “there are even cases where someone “graduates from hospice” meaning they no longer are at the end stages of life.” 


Services offered at Hospice of the Foothills include palliative care, community seminars, home compassionate care but they will travel to wherever the patients are, massage, nurses, social workers, spiritual care, bereavement services for any one, whether they’ve been in hospice or not. We basically provide comfort care.” She adds, “People on average live 29 days longer under hospice care because their emotional, spiritual and medical needs are being met.” 


So how to bridge the gap in the public perception of hospice and the reality? “My role and personal goal here is to make the community more comfortable with the words Hospice of the Foothills, people typically come too late because they think they are giving up or saying there’s nothing more we can do. It doesn’t have to be a scary word or a scary thing, it’s actually a very kind, compassionate group. The clinical and volunteer staff here are angels on earth. I’m really excited about the mission here, it really connects with me”.


For more information about the Hospice of the Foothills and volunteering and donating opportunities, visit the website at www.hofo.org, call 530-272-5739 or visit their location at 11270 Rough & Ready Hwy, Grass Valley. 


About the photo: 

Mary Anne Davis started her new job on June 17. “I’m really excited about the mission here. It really connects with me,” she said of the Hospice of the Foothills.




Learn More

For more information about the Hospice of the Foothills and volunteering and donating opportunities, visit the website at www.hofo.org, call 530-272-5739 or visit their location at 11270 Rough & Ready Hwy, Grass Valley.