Hospice of the Upstate CEO receives Palmetto Award

Pam Melbourne

Pam Melbourne

UPSTATE — Pam Melbourne, CEO of Hospice of the Upstate, was awarded South Carolina’s highest end-of-life honor for her vision and leadership in hospice care. The Palmetto Award was presented to Melbourne at the Carolinas Center for Hospice & End of Life Care’s Annual Meeting in Asheville, N.C.

The Palmetto Award represents hospice leadership throughout the state of South Carolina. During Melbourne’s 10 years at Hospice of the Upstate, the organization has grown significantly, she has led numerous building and renovation projects, and she has served at the state level in leadership and advocacy positions.

Celebrating 25 years of caring, Hospice of the Upstate offers a different kind of hope — a hope to maintain dignity, live to the fullest, be free from pain and spend valuable time with loved ones wherever they call home. Every year, 1,000 families are cared for by an experienced team of doctors, nurses, nursing assistants, social workers, chaplains, counselors and volunteers. The newly renovated Rainey Hospice House offers in-patient care when remaining home is not the best option.