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Rankings Released for Best Places to Work: Central Valley

April 20, 2017

April 10, 2017 (Modesto)—Central Valley organizations with a strong workplace environment were recognized on Wednesday, April 19 at Dustbowl Brewery in Turlock. In front of a crowd of elite local businesses, the companies receiving the award for Best Places to Work: Central Valley were named.

The complete list of recipients is as follows:
• Ambeck Mortgage Associates
• Community Hospice
• DeHart Plumbing Heating and Air
• Grimbleby Coleman CPAs
• Huff Construction Company, Inc.
• Opportunity Stanislaus
• PMZ Real Estate
• Prime Shine Car Wash
• Warden’s Office Products

Best Places to Work: Central Valley is in its first year of program participation and expects double digit growth for the 2018 program, which will begin in November. “The organizations selected for this designation are leaders in their field without exception,” said David White, Chief Executive Officer of Opportunity Stanislaus. “Their cultures and emphasis on employee satisfaction are evident in their employee response and evidence shows prospective employees will look favorably on these rankings as they search for their next position.”

All companies that participated in the 2017 Best Places to Work: Central Valley program receive an in-depth evaluation identifying strengths and weaknesses according to their employees. In turn, this report can be used in developing or enhancing employee retention and recruitment

Best Places to Work: Central Valley is brought to you by Opportunity Stanislaus, Prime Shine Car Wash, and the Modesto Chamber of Commerce.

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Community Hospice Awarded BETA Healthcare Group Participant of the Year

March 28, 2017

For Immediate Release


Kristin Mostowski, Director of Public Relations | Community Hospice | | 209.578.6301

Community Hospice Awarded BETA Healthcare Group Participant of the Year

MODESTO, CA (March 28, 2017) – Community Hospice, the community’s oldest and largest nonprofit hospice provider serving the Central Valley, was awarded Participant of the Year by BETA Healthcare Group-Worker’s Compensation on February 23, 2017 at the Annual Participants’ Meeting held in Newport Beach, CA. BETA Healthcare Group formerly known as Alpha Fund, is the largest professional liability insurer of hospitals in California. Additionally, BETA provides workers’ compensation coverage for over 40,000 healthcare workers in the state.

Community Hospice takes pride in the Culture of Safety it has developed over the past years. Recognizing that culture isn’t built overnight, Community Hospice acknowledged that lacking this Culture of Safety would negatively impact its ability to deliver on the company mission of providing compassionate and quality care, education and support to terminally ill patients and their families, regardless of ability to pay. “Our staff is our most important asset in delivering our mission,” mentions Community Hospice’s Director of Human Resources, Jennifer Dunn. “If we were unable to provide a safe atmosphere for our staff to work in, we could not provide the education, support, training and patient care to our patients and families.”

With the leadership of President/CEO, C. DeSha McLeod and her team, Community Hospice has put into place measures to ensure employee and patient safety remain at the forefront of employees’ minds. “We take safety very seriously and upon ourselves and hold each other accountable to see safety risks and make corrections on our own to avoid potential problems” explained C. DeSha McLeod. From day one of employment, Community Hospice demonstrates to staff their commitment to this culture through extensive training, education and supportive programs all focused on health and safety. But the message doesn’t stop there; safety is woven into the fabric of their operations. Whether it be a vibrant and effective safety committee with members from every level of the organization, quarterly safety inspections of each facility, monthly safety presentations at all-employee meetings, or putting all employees through an extensive defensive driver training program, Community Hospice continually reminds employees of the importance of safety and how it fits into their daily tasks.

Community Hospice, Inc. serves as an outstanding example of what Commitment, Accountability, Responsibility and Engagement in a Culture of Safety can achieve. BETA Healthcare Group is proud to present this well-deserved award to Community Hospice, Inc.

About Community Hospice
Community Hospice is the largest and oldest nonprofit hospice agency in the Central Valley. Serving the community since 1979, Community Hospice has cared for thousands of friends and neighbors offering compassionate and quality care, education and support to terminally ill patients and families, regardless of ability to pay. Care extends to over 2000 patients each year in private homes, skilled nursing facilities, assisted living facilities and at the 16-bed inpatient Community Hospice Alexander Cohen Hospice House. Community Hospice also provides bereavement and grief support to anyone in the community. For more information, please call (209) 578-6300 or visit

About BETA Healthcare Group
BETA Healthcare Group is the largest professional liability insurer of hospitals in California, providing coverage to more than 200 hospitals and healthcare facilities. In addition, BETA provides workers’ compensation coverage for over 40,000 healthcare workers in the state. BETA also has a long-established and growing commitment to physicians with BETA providing medical professional liability coverage to nearly 6,000 physicians and more than 50 medical groups. Beyond primary liability and workers’ compensation coverage, BETA provides an entire suite of alternative risk and insurance services, including excess liability coverage, excess workers’ compensation coverage, third-party claims administration services, risk management consulting services and claims management consulting services. Whether with hospitals, medical groups, clinics or hospices, BETA has earned a reputation for financial strength, rate stability, quality service and breadth of coverage that is unparalleled in the industry. For more information, please visit
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Happy Holidays from Community Hospice Hope Chest Thrift Stores

November 29, 2016

You never know who you will run into at the Community Hospice Hope Chest Thrift Stores! Come by any one of our seven locations and find that perfect gift for that special someone. Visit for more daily deals, information and store locations. Happy Holidays from Community Hospice.

Community Hospice Hope Chest Thrift Store Turlock: Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

November 4, 2016

The Community Hospice Hope Chest Thrift Store location in Turlock, CA is now open and ready for business! Community Hospice is very thankful and appreciative of the warm and enthusiastic welcome we received from the Turlock community. Community Hospice would like to extend a special thank you to CareMore for providing refreshments for the ceremony. We are excited to be able to further serve Turlock in this new capacity!

Community Hospice Hope Chest Thrift Store opens in Turlock – Turlock Journal

November 3, 2016

Hope Chest Thrift Store opened its doors to the Turlock community Thursday, and with it brings an opportunity for shoppers to find affordable deals while giving back to a great cause.

Hope Chest is owned by Community Hospice, a nonprofit, community-based agency that provides hospice services regardless of patients’ ability to pay. At over 37 years old, Community Hospice is the oldest and largest nonprofit in the Central Valley, serving five different counties from Merced to Galt. The organization assists patients and families from the comfort of their own home, or patients may stay in their 16-bed inpatient hospice facility, located in Hughson.

In 1993, the first Hope Chest was opened in Modesto. Today, with the addition of the Turlock location, there are seven shops throughout the Valley. According to Community Hospice Director of Public Relations Kristin Mostowski, Turlock has been a desirable location for the newest location for quite some time.

Community Hospice Hope Chest Thrift Store Halloween Sale

October 14, 2016

Don’t wait until the last minute to stock up for Halloween. With seven locations, Community Hospice Hope Chest Thrift Stores can supply you with all the spectacular and spooky essentials to ensure a special Halloween. Visit for more information and store locations. Have a Happy Halloween from your friends at Community Hospice!