Angel Medical Center invites public to honor hopsice patients at butterfly release ceremony

Press release

From Angel Medical Center:

(Franklin, NC) The community is invited to attend a Memorial Butterfly Release ceremony at Angel Medical Center. This event is scheduled for Thursday, August 8, 2013, beginning at 10:30 in the morning on the hospital campus.

“Our annual butterfly release honors the memory of our hospice patients,” said Jim Bross, CEO & President of Angel Medical Center. “Each year the hospital invites hospice families and the community to join with us in a time of remembrance. Last year was my first experience with the service here at Angel and it was certainly moving.”

The ceremony will feature music, inspirational readings and a time of prayer, followed by the release of live butterflies by all in attendance.

“The program is intended to provide a nurturing, renewing experience for people grieving the loss of a loved one,” said Rev. Vic Greene, Angel Hospice Chaplain. “The ceremony is really a celebration of the lives of those being remembered and honored.”

Angel Hospice’s mission is to provide the highest quality hospice and palliative care to our patients, their families and our community. With a focus on pain and symptom control, along with emotional and spiritual support, our goal is to see that our patients might live as fully and comfortably as possible. The family of each patient also receives our devoted attention to emotional and spiritual support, as well as bereavement care.

“The staff of Angel Medical Center and Angel Hospice encourages everyone to join with us for this free event. We are sure it will lift your spirits,” Bross concluded.


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