Pathways Hospice to Participate in SVGives

Sunnyvale, CA — May 5, 2014 – Pathways Home Health & Hospice will participate in Silicon Valley Gives (SVGives) on Tuesday, May 6, 2014. SVGives is the first-ever one day of giving sponsored by the Silicon Valley Community Foundation and is designed to raise money for local nonprofits through a 24-hour online campaign. SVGives provides Silicon Valley and the high-tech communities that thrive in the region the opportunity to support nonprofits that make a difference in people’s lives in Santa Clara, San Mateo and San Benito counties.

SVGives-logo-medTo encourage SVGives donors to support Pathways Hospice, physicians at Pathways have generously pledged $10,000 to match gifts made to Pathways. These physicians are part of our multi-discipline hospice teams who care for patients and families who are facing the end- of life. A hospice care team often includes a doctor, nurse, pharmacist, social worker, home health aide, spiritual care counselor and a volunteer. Pathways Hospice cares for over 800 patients a day in the Bay Area region and is essentially a hospital without walls providing 24/7 hour care and support for our patients.

“We can’t change that our patients are facing the end of their lives, but we can be there to make whatever time they have a little bit better,” said Dr. Brown, Medical Director Pathways Hospice. “By donating to Pathways during SVGives you can be sure that your support will go to helping someone who needs it.”

View a video of Physicians for Pathways speaking about caring for Pathways hospice patients and donate to Pathways Hospice as part of the SVGives philanthropy day.

About Pathways Home Health & Hospice

Pathways Home Health & Hospice is a non-profit, community based organization which has served the Bay Area for over 37 years. Pathways was founded in 1977 by a group of Stanford physicians who saw the community’s need for professional care at home. That first year Pathways served 12 patients. Pathways now serves over 5,000 families a year in San Francisco, Alameda, Santa Clara, San Mateo and Contra Costa counties.

Affiliated with El Camino and Sequoia Hospitals since 1986, Pathways Home Health & Hospice is accredited by The ACHC, and is a member of the Visiting Nurse Association of America, California Hospice & Palliative Care Association, and the California Association of Health Services at Home. Pathways Home Health & Hospice is a designated 2013 HomeCare Elite Agency for Quality Care.

For more information about Pathways services, grief workshops, volunteering, or making a donation in support of Pathways’ families, call 1-888-755-7855 or visit