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Community Care Hospice

1669 Rombach Ave.
Wilmington, OH 45177
Phone: 937.382.5400
Fax: 937.383.3898

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Hospice of Central Ohio

Newark

2269 Cherry Valley Rd.
Newark, OH 43055
740.788.1400

Inpatient Care Center

1320 West Main St.
Newark, OH 43055
740.344.0379

Hospice of Central Ohio at
The Ohio State University
Wexner Medical Center

410 W 10th Ave - 7th Floor
Columbus, OH 43210
614.685.0001

Ohio's Community Mercy Hospice

Mitchell-Thomas Center
100 W. McCreight Ave., Ste. 400
Springfield, OH 45504
Phone: 937.390.9665

Ohio's Hospice of Butler & Warren Counties

5940 Long Meadow Dr.,
Middletown, OH 45005
513.422.0300

Ohio's Hospice of Dayton

324 Wilmington Ave.
Dayton, Ohio 45420
937.256.4490
1.800.653.4490

Ohio's Hospice of Fayette County

222 N. Oakland Ave.,
Washington Court House, OH 43160
740.335.0149

Ohio's Hospice Loving Care

Ohio's Hospice Loving Care

56 South Oak Street
P.O. Box 445
London, Ohio, 43140

Ohio's Hospice LifeCare

1900 Akron Rd.,
Wooster, OH 44691
330.264.4899

Ohio's Hospice of Miami County

550 Summit Ave., Ste. 101,
Troy, OH 45373
937.335.5191

Ohio’s Hospice Nursing Honor Guard Recognizes Nurses In Our Care

Ohio’s Hospice Nursing Honor Guard Recognizes Nurses in Our Care

During National Nurses Month, we recognize our Nursing Honor Guard. The Nursing Honor Guard of Ohio’s Hospice honors nurses who are in hospice care with Ohio’s Hospice. 

The Nursing Honor Guard is made up of Ohio’s Hospice nurses who conduct a ceremony at the patient’s bedside. Dressed in traditional and historical uniforms comprised of a blue and red cape, white dress and cap, the Nursing Honor Guard recognizes nurses for their commitment to caring and providing compassion to patients. 

“When we perform the ceremony in our facilities, our residents instantly recognize us as nurses by our white uniforms and caps and capes,” said Gail Satterthwaite, RN float at Community Care Hospice. “I have witnessed the joy and pride that comes to each nurse honored for their nursing career. It is an honor to be a small part of this service.”

During the ceremony, the Nursing Honor Guard highlights a nurses’ career and individual achievements. “Though your nursing tasks are complete, they are not forgotten,” the Nursing Honor Guard tells patients. “It is our honor to express our respect for you as a nurse and our gratitude for the care you have given.”  

 The ceremony also includes the recitation of the Florence Nightingale Pledge, a statement of the ethics and principles of the nursing profession.

Jena Langford, BSN, RN, BS, CCM, CHPN, was instrumental in forming the Ohio’s Hospice Nursing Honor Guard in 2016. “Nursing is one of the most trusted and honored professions. Nursing is a calling,” she said. “We are honoring our nurses, past and present, who have given one’s self to enhance the lives of others.”

Since its kickoff during National Nurses Week in 2016, the Nursing Honor Guard has performed almost 200 tributes at the bedside of nurses who are in our care across all Ohio’s Hospice affiliates. Nurses from Ohio’s Hospice volunteer to serve in this program. They travel to wherever the patient calls home to acknowledge a patient’s many years of service as a nurse.

Due to COVID-19, most tributes have been postponed at Ohio’s Hospice affiliates. Our Nursing Honor Guard looks forward to continuing the tributes when it is safe to do so.

Thank you to nurses everywhere for your care and service and to all nurses who make up the Ohio’s Hospice Nursing Honor Guard!

Find an Ohio’s Hospice affiliate near you: https://www.ohioshospice.org/locations/

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