Pathways Hospice Honors Yahoo! Employee Foundation With Frances C. Arrillaga Humanitarian Award, Community and Philanthropic Leadership Recognized

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The Yahoo! Employee Foundation was recognized for its community and philanthropic leadership by Pathways Home Health & Hospice with the Frances C. Arrillaga Humanitarian Award. In 2009 and 2011, the Yahoo! Employee Foundation provided grants that supported the Pathways Home Health & Hospice’s 24-hour nursing team, the "Dream Team," which provides telephone consultations and home visits within five Bay Area counties.

Yahoo! Employee Foundation Accepts Award from Pathways Hospice

(l-r) Mark Kelsey, Abby Speight, Steve Carney, Isa Cuevas, Barbara Burgess, Joel Buchwald

The Yahoo! Employee Foundation helps us provide a lifeline to our patients and families. Knowing there is help and that hospice care is only a phone call away in the middle of the night makes all the difference to our patients and their families.

The Yahoo! Employee Foundation was recognized for its community and philanthropic leadership by Pathways Home Health & Hospice with the Frances C. Arrillaga Humanitarian Award.

The Yahoo! Employee Foundation received the Frances C. Arrillaga Humanitarian Award for its ongoing commitment to community and support of Pathways Hospice. The award was presented to Steve Carney, Yahoo! Employee Foundation Grants Co-Chair, by Isa Cuevas, Yahoo! Employee Foundation Grant Champion for Pathways, at the Pathways Hospice Foundation’s 21st Annual One from the Heart Awards Breakfast, which was held last month in Palo Alto.

In 2009 and 2011, the Yahoo! Employee Foundation provided grants that supported the Pathways Home Health & Hospice’s 24-hour nursing team, the "Dream Team," which provides telephone consultations and home visits within five Bay Area counties.

When Pathways Home Health & Hospice patients and families call after hours, they are connected to a "Dream Team" nurse who provides answers to questions about their care. If a visit appears to be necessary, a nurse is dispatched directly to the home to assess the situation, address medical issues, and assure the patient's comfort and safety. The "Dream Team" enables a nurse to respond to a patient's symptoms quickly and often helps the patient avoid emergency room visits and hospitalization.

"Through their generous gift and community commitment, the Yahoo! Employee Foundation helps us provide a lifeline to our patients and families,” said Sandra Coolidge, Vice President of Community Relations and Philanthropy. “Knowing there is help and that hospice care is only a phone call away in the middle of the night makes all the difference to our patients and their families.”

The Yahoo! Employee Foundation provides Yahoo! employees with a way to give back to their communities and to support the causes they care about. The foundation is fully funded by Yahoo! employees and enables them to champion a grant or rally their colleagues to volunteer for an organization about which they are passionate. The Yahoo! Employee Foundation has given over $13 million in grants since it was founded in 1999 by Yahoo! founders Jerry Yang and David Filo.

The Frances C. Arrillaga Award was established in 2002 in honor of Frances C. Arrillaga, who was a major contributor to the Bay Area community as a leader, humanitarian, philanthropist, and dedicated volunteer. This award recognizes those whose philanthropic generosity and leadership in our community serve as an inspiration to others. Past recipients of the Frances C. Arrillaga Award include Roy Lave; Rambus Inc; Norma and Jack Melchor; Gloria, Steve and Betsy Rafael; Tig and Marilyn Tarlton; Martin Fenstersheib, M.D.; and Kingsley Jack.

For more information about the One from the Heart Awards Breakfast or The Frances C. Arrillaga Award, please call 408.730.1200 or visit http://www.pathwayshealth.org.

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