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  BB&T donates $15,000 to Hospice of Palm Beach County Foundation as part of an outstanding community initiative Bookmark and Share

BB&T Corporation, one of the nation's largest bank holding companies, donated $15,000 to Hospice of Palm Beach County Foundation to support the patient programs of Hospice of Palm Beach County that are not reimbursed by Medicare, Medicaid or private insurance. The gift is part of an initiative to invest in the local community, which BB&T has become known for.

"BB&T's success is built on a community banking model and supporting the programs and services that strengthen our communities," said Dale Kahle, BB&T Senior Vice President. "I know first-hand what an amazing job Hospices do when caring for the families who are facing the end of life. They cared so gently for my grandmother and my older brother, allowing our family the time to focus on each other."

David Hamilton, BB&T's Regional Corporate Banker of Palm Beach County, agrees. "Hospice helped my grandmother who was suffering from cancer. They cared for her in her own home, where she wanted to be. They were able to make her comfortable so she could spend her final days with the people closest to her. It meant so much to all of us."

Thanks to the generosity of donors like BB&T, Hospice of Palm Beach County's care is not limited to what is reimbursed by Medicare, Medicaid or private insurance. With BB&T's support, Hospice is also able to help: people who have no insurance or the means to pay for their care; those who need special treatments for comfort (such as chemotherapy or transfusions); patients whose symptoms can be relieved by Music Therapy and Massage Therapy; and the hundreds of children and adults throughout our community who benefit from our extensive grief support services.

"These vital programs mean so much to those who need end-of-life care and the loved ones they leave behind," David Hamilton concluded. "BB&T is proud to play a role in making this outstanding level of service possible for the people of our community."

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