Monthly Archives: April 2017

Ensuring the Future of Solvay Hospice House

In 2007, the Miller-Dwan Foundation opened Solvay Hospice House. Since then 1,800 patients have been cared for in the home’s warm and comforting embrace, while families have gathered to share sacred moments at the end of loved ones’ lives. “Solvay House has been such an incredible experience for all in my family. The care for […]

Healing Touch Study Reveals Benefits for Patients

In a patient room at the Polinsky Medical Rehabilitation Center, a man lies in bed, acutely aware of the pain that is radiating through his body. He’s been here for 2 weeks following a car accident in which his spine was injured. A woman in medical scrubs stands next to him, but she’s not administering […]

A Special Conversation about Hope, Hospice and Healing

“After all, to the well-organized mind, death is but the next great adventure.” — Albus Dumbledore, from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (1998) Whatever our religious or spiritual beliefs may be, few of us talk much about death and dying. According to a 2014 study by the Institute of Medicine, less than 30 percent […]