Monday, February 27, 2017

Friends of Hope Women’s Committee raises $104,000 for Joanne's House

The Friends of Hope Women’s Committee for Hope Hospice, led by chair Etta Smith, raised more than $104,000 for Joanne’s House at Hope Hospice at “Champagne Under the Stars.”

Approximately 150 guests enjoyed a champagne reception at the 1920s-themed event at Bonita Bay Club, which included a live auction featuring a stay at The Fitzgerald Suite at The Plaza New York.

Champagne Under the Stars was sponsored by Brown & Brown Insurance/Florida Blue; Louis and Najla Lataif; Northern Trust; American House Senior Living; Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Wynne; TWC Services; Carol Wood and Claire McMahon Team, John R. Wood Properties; CRAVE Culinaire/Venue Naples; Harriet Harnar and Scott Culbertson, Premiere Sotheby’s International Realty; Jim and Cathy McCormick, Premiere Sotheby’s International Realty; Mrs. Ross Roberts; Naples Fire Protection Inc.; and The Gulati Family Foundation.







Friday, February 24, 2017

Beckwith appointed to the National Quality Forum’s Care Coordination Standing Committee

Samira K. Beckwith, president and CEO of Hope Healthcare, has been appointed to the National Quality Forum’s Care Coordination Standing Committee.

A non-profit, independent organization, NQF leads national collaboration to improve health and health care quality through measurement and innovation. Beckwith joins national health care experts on the Care Coordination Standing Committee to review performance measures focused on patient experience, health information technology and transitions of care.

“Communication between clinicians and providers is essential when patients transition between care settings,” said Beckwith. “By standardizing measures utilized to assess quality of care coordination, health care providers will be better able to serve patients and their families.”

Thursday, February 2, 2017

“Weekend of 2,000 Dresses” at Hope Chest Resale Store


Shoppers will discover a delightful assortment of dresses – including many still with original tags – as they browse the racks at Hope Chest’s “Weekend of 2,000 Dresses.”

The special event will be held Saturday, Feb. 11 from 6 to 9 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 12 from 1 to 4 p.m. at Hope Chest, located at 13821 N. Cleveland Ave. in North Fort Myers.

Making their Hope Chest debut from a private donor’s collection, the dresses range from casual to formal and include cocktail and evening wear in women’s sizes 8 through 16, with a majority in size 12. Shoppers will recognize brand names including Badgley Mischka, Michael Kors, Max and Cleo, Nicole Miller, Jill Stuart, Donna Ricco, bebe and Forever 21, as well as designs from other stores. See examples in this photo collection.

Prices range from $10 to $200 based on dress style and formality. Fitting rooms are available but extremely limited, so shoppers should wear garments that will allow trying on dresses without access to a fitting room.

During these special store hours, only dresses in this collection, new shoes, and Chico’s jewelry will be sold. All other Hope Chest merchandise, including bargain clothing, home goods and furniture will not be available for purchase.

Cash and major credit cards will be accepted for payment. All sales are final, and no coupons or store discounts will apply for items in this special collection.