Stories of Alive

  • Reflection on Legacy from Lynn Barton

    Board of Directors, Stories of Alive

    Reflection on Legacy from Lynn Barton

    Alive's co-founder, Lynn Barton, shares her life's legacy and how she hopes to be remembered.

  • A Window Visit During COVID

    Our Care, Stories of Alive

    A Window Visit During COVID

    Alive Social Worker, Claire Harris Kramer, goes above and beyond to provide a COVID-safe visit for her patient from a courtyard window.

  • Caring for Pop in His Final Weeks Leads to Legacy for Alive Board Member

    Board of Directors, Stories of Alive, Support for Alive

    Caring for Pop in His Final Weeks Leads to Legacy for Alive Board Member

    Alive Board Member and volunteer, Frank Gluck, shares how his father's death and legacy became the catalyst for his life's work, end-of-life interests, and the legacy he will leave for others.

  • What Will Your Legacy Be?

    Our Care, Stories of Alive

    What Will Your Legacy Be?

    Kimberly Goessele shares the legacy she wishes to leave with Alive, and encourages us to think about our own.

  • Reflection on Legacy from Dr. Barton

    Board of Directors, Stories of Alive

    Reflection on Legacy from Dr. Barton

    One of Alive's founders, Dr. Barton, shares the legacy he wishes to create through Alive's development, and the personal legacy he hopes to be carried on.

  • A Reflection on Grief

    Alive Grief Support, Our Care, Stories of Alive

    A Reflection on Grief

    I have been participating in the Butterfly release since it was started and find it to be very meaningful and a fitting tribute to loved ones of friends and other family members.

  • A Family's End-of-Life Conversation

    Alive Institute, Stories of Alive

    A Family's End-of-Life Conversation

    Watch an interview with Alive’s CMO Dr. David McRay, discussing end-of-life conversations with his brother Rob McRay.

  • Spiderman Visits Alive Pediatrics Patient

    Our Care, Stories of Alive

    Spiderman Visits Alive Pediatrics Patient

    Did you have a childhood super hero you admired and couldn't imagine meeting in real life? For our patient Ethan, it was Spider-Man.

  • Alive Hospice Care in the Comfort of Home

    Our Care, Stories of Alive

    Alive Hospice Care in the Comfort of Home

    Most of our patients prefer to stay in their own homes surrounded by loved ones, fond memories, and favorite things. Not surprisingly, most Americans when surveyed also report that they would like to die at home.

  • Fitting a Lifetime of Love into Weeks, Days, or Hours

    Our Care, Stories of Alive

    Fitting a Lifetime of Love into Weeks, Days, or Hours

    Alive’s perinatal/pediatric team supports families through one of the most difficult challenges they will ever face. No matter the circumstances, they bring all their compassion and medical expertise to bear so families can focus on each other while Alive handles the rest.

  • Making Every Moment Count

    Our Care, Stories of Alive

    Making Every Moment Count

    Have you ever asked yourself how you’d like to die or what would make a “better death?” Have you asked those you love? The rapid advancement of medical technology and growth of hospitals over the last few generations created a culture that makes it a virtue to pursue treatments simply because they can be administered, with little regard for quality of life.

  • Patient Stories

    Our Care, Stories of Alive

    Patient Stories

    With the support of community members like you, we are able to provide extraordinary services to our patients and their loved ones.

  • Telehospice Brings Faster Treatment,  Stronger Connections

    Alive News, Our Care, Stories of Alive

    Telehospice Brings Faster Treatment, Stronger Connections

    When William MacGill smiles his frank, open smile he looks like he could be Paul Newman’s older brother. At 98, the former World War II veteran is engaged and engaging.

  • Need for Charity Care is Growing

    Our Care, Stories of Alive, Support for Alive

    Need for Charity Care is Growing

    Alive currently provides half of the charity hospice care in our region and 21 percent of the charity care for the entire state. This year we have already experienced a 90 percent increase in demand over last year.

  • Son Honors Mother with Golf Tournament Fundraiser for Alive

    Special Events, Stories of Alive

    Son Honors Mother with Golf Tournament Fundraiser for Alive

    David Nix’s mother fought cancer for five years before she and her family decided it was time to seek the comfort of hospice.

  • Patient Stories

    Our Care, Stories of Alive

    Patient Stories

    With the support of community members like you, we are able to provide extraordinary services to our patients and their loved ones.

  • Labor of Love

    Our Care, Stories of Alive

    Labor of Love

    There are approximately 43.5 million caregivers in the U.S. They provided an estimated $470 billion worth of care in 2013, nearly the same amount that the world’s largest company, Wal-Mart, made in sales that same year. The value of this unpaid care exceeded paid home care and total Medicaid spending.* 

  • How Alive Hospice Saved Our Family

    Our Care, Stories of Alive, Support for Alive

    How Alive Hospice Saved Our Family

    Rick Scarola remembers his grandmother, Ethel Brosgarth, as the family matriarch. She was 4-foot-10 inches tall, but larger than life. She drove until the age of 89. She was feisty, he recalled, something he always loved about her. In many ways, she was the rock of the family. When you were with her, he said, you were home.

  • What I experienced at Camp Evergreen

    Alive Grief Support, Special Events, Stories of Alive

    What I experienced at Camp Evergreen

    The first few years of my tenure at Alive, I observed the closing ceremony for Camp Evergreen, one of our children's grief support camps, from the back of the room.

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  • Nashville, TN 37203
  • Phone: 615-327-1085
  • Toll Free: 800-327-1085
  • Fax: 615-321-8902
  • Referrals: 615-250-1348
  • Referral fax: 615-963-4807