Feldman, Kleidman, Coffey & Sappe LLP (FKC&S) is excited to announce that Founding Partner Jeff Feldman was recently named first vice chairperson for the Hudson Valley Hospice Board of Directors. For more than 13 years, Jeff and the firm have been dedicated to supporting the non-profit health-care agency, which provides a full spectrum of compassionate care and support services to individuals, and their loved ones, who are faced with life-limiting illnesses.
“Hudson Valley Hospice makes an extraordinary difference for so many families in our region,” said Jeff. “It’s truly an honor to support the frontline work of the dedicated staff and volunteers, and to work with CEO Michael Kaminski, who has worked tirelessly to make the organization’s services more widely accessible.”
Over the years, Jeff has served on both the Hudson Valley Hospice Board of Directors and Hudson Valley Hospice Foundation Board of Trustees for the organization, helping grow and expand its ability to support individuals needing end-of-life care. In his new role as first vice chairperson, Jeff will work closely with Chairperson Helen Rinaudo, his fellow board members, CEO Michael Kaminsky and Hudson Valley Hospice staff to continue to bring the organization’s
One of the oldest hospices in New York State and the nation, Hudson Valley Hospice dates back to the 1970s and its range of services include pain relief, emotional and spiritual support, end-of-life planning, medical care management and grief support services for residents of Dutchess and Ulster counties. The non-profit also offers specialized support, such as end-of-life doulas, music therapy, pet adoption, a veteran’s program and complementary therapies including aromatherapy, pet therapy and energy therapy.
In April 2020, FKC&S published a Q&A with Jason Wertheim, MSN, RN, CHPN, vice president of patient services at the organization, which shed light on how the staff and volunteers are continuing their life-changing work in the face of pandemic-induced challenges. With extensive safety protocols in place, Jason and his team remain laser focused on their mission.
“Life-limiting illnesses do not wait, and they do not discriminate,” said Jason. “By providing physical, spiritual and emotional support, our physicians, professional nursing staff, home health aides, social workers, bereavement specialists, chaplains, music therapists, end of life doulas and volunteers help the patient and their loved ones through what will be one of their most challenging journeys.”