Oakland, California (EastBayDaily) — Pathways Home Health, & Hospice and 102.9 KBLX Radio hosted an appreciation luncheon for Oakland Faith Leaders earlier this month. The first of several luncheons to be held throughout the year, this particular luncheon focused on the critical connection and care faith leaders bring to Oakland. It also provided an opportunity for attendees to be introduced to hospice and other health care services available to their respective congregations and communities.
Well-known radio personality, Nikki Thomas, presided over the program which included a presentation about hospice by Oakland-based Pathways staff, Dr. Charleston Cone, Medical Director; Lisa Price, RN, Director of Patient Care Services; and Kate Andrews, RN, Community Relations Liaison Nurse. Oakland City Councilperson Lynette Gibson McElhaney also spoke at this event about community programs including jobs development, business expansion, safety and service.
“KBLX and Pathways understand the significant contributions of faith leaders in our community,” said Nikki Thomas, KBLX Morning host. "There is a multitude of services available in Oakland, such as hospice, but frequently individuals don’t know how to access these services. This appreciation luncheon was an effort to educate community leaders so they can provide knowledgeable guidance to their congregation and families.”
“We are pleased to partner with KBLX to host the Faith Leaders Appreciation luncheon,” said Dr. Charleston Cone, Medical Director, Pathways Hospice. “Hospice is a critical time in any family’s life because it is so hard when a family member is dying. Pathways is committed to the Oakland community, and we appreciate the chance to explain what hospice care is, and how we can help those in need.”
102.9 KBLX is owned by Entercom Communications which operates four San Francisco area radio stations: 96.5 KOIT-FM; 98.5/102.1 Classic Rock KFOX; 95.7 The GAME, the Bay Area’s only FM sports station; and R&B 102.9, The New KBLX.
About Entercom Entercom Communications Corp. (NYSE: ETM), led by President and CEO David Field, is one of the largest radio broadcasting companies in the United States, with a nationwide portfolio of over 100 stations in 23 markets, including San Francisco, Boston, Seattle, Denver, Portland, Sacramento and Kansas City.
Known for developing unique and highly-successful locally programmed stations, Entercom is home to some of radio’s most distinguished brands and compelling personalities. The company also is the radio broadcast partner of the Boston Red Sox, Buffalo Bills, Buffalo Sabres, Kansas City Royals, Memphis Grizzlies, New Orleans Saints, New Orleans Pelicans, Oakland Athletics, Oakland Raiders and San Jose Sharks.
Entercom focuses on creating effective multi-platform marketing solutions for its customers, incorporating the company’s audio, digital and experiential assets. Additionally, the company has a long-standing commitment to responsible corporate citizenship and environmental stewardship. Entercom stations play a vital, hands-on role in improving their communities, providing over $100 million in annual support for local charitable organizations.
The company’s radio stations have received numerous awards, including multiple Edward R. Murrow Awards for excellence in broadcast journalism as well as the National Association of Broadcasters’ (NAB) Marconi Award for excellence in radio broadcasting. In 2012 and again in 2013, Entercom was named one of the top 500 technology innovators in the United States by InformationWeek. http://www.entercom.com/executive_profiles/david-field/radio/radioindustry
About Pathways Home Health & Hospice Pathways Home Health & Hospice is a non-profit, community-based organization with more than 37 years of assisting Bay Area families. Pathways was founded in 1977 by a group of Stanford physicians and community members who saw the 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 Joint Commission, 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, bereavement services, grief workshops, volunteering, or making a donation in support of Pathways’ families, call 1.888.755.7855 or visit http://www.pathwayshealth.org/.