Washington County Chamber of Commerce welcomed the newest business to Chipley, Emerald Coast Hospice, with a grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony on Sept. 12 at their location, 1330 South Blvd. (across from County Annex at old City Drugs building).

The office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday and they are “on call” 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Emerald Coast Hospice describes their services as “providing support and care for persons in their last phases of an incurable disease so that they may live as fully and comfortable as possible,” and they “provide this care through a team consisting of a medical director, nurses, aides, social workers, chaplain/bereavement coordinators and volunteers.”