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Gadsden hospice community relations coordinator expanding reach

Big Bend Hospice announced recently their community relations coordinator for Gadsden and Liberty counties is broadening her territory.

Travia Cromartie, a Big Bend Hospice veteran of 15 years, will now serve as community relations coordinator for Jefferson County, as well as Gadsden and Liberty counties. Cromartie has spent the last 12 years working as community relations coordinator in Gadsden and Liberty counties.

“I plan to bring the successes I’ve made in Gadsden to the Jefferson area to help Big Bend Hospice make an even greater impact in our local community,” Cromartie says. “I understand the deep emotional experiences surrounding hospice care and the value of a compassionate, calming team that places value on every stage of life, helping patients live every day to the fullest.”

Cromartie will build on the strong partnership Big Bend Hospice has established in the community over the past 35 years, she said. She plans to work with the Jefferson Advisory Council to create a Spiritual Leadership Committee similar to the one she helped establish in Gadsden County. The Spiritual Leadership Committee is comprised of local faith-based leaders – pastors, deacons and the like – and is charged with helping to educate their communities on Big Bend’s traditional hospice services, music therapy and “Veterans’ Valor” ceremonies.

The faith-based community leaders will also help promote new programs like “Pet Peace of Mind” and Big Bend’s pre-hospice program, “Transitions.” Transitions provides services at no cost for individuals and families managing a life-limiting illness through supportive case management, resource linking and specialized volunteer services. A

n important part of the Transitions program is the companionship, assurance and support that are so vital to those facing complex issues relating to their illness, treatment and outcome, Cromartie explains. Members of the Jefferson staff say they are excited for Cromartie to join their team to help “further the mission to inspire hope by positively impacting the way our community experiences serious illness or grief – one family at a time.”

Learn more by contacting Cromartie at (850) 556-1786 or