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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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Ohio's Community Mercy Hospice

1830 N. Limestone St.
Springfield, OH 45503

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Ohio's Hospice at United Church Homes

Chapel Hill
12200 Strausser St. NW
Canal Fulton, OH 44614

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Ohio's Hospice at United Church Homes

200 Timberline Dr. #1212
Marietta, OH 45750

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Ohio's Hospice LifeCare

1900 Akron Rd.
Wooster, OH 44691

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Ohio's Hospice Loving Care

779 London Ave.
Marysville, OH 43040

Ohio's Hospice of Butler & Warren Counties

Ohio's Hospice of Butler & Warren Counties

5940 Long Meadow Dr.
Middletown, OH 45005

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Ohio's Hospice of Dayton

324 Wilmington Ave.
Dayton, OH 45420

Ohio's Hospice of Central Ohio


2269 Cherry Valley Rd.
Newark, OH 43055

Inpatient Care Center

1320 West Main St.
Newark, OH 43055

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

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

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Ohio's Hospice of Fayette County

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

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Ohio's Hospice of Miami County

3230 N. Co. Rd. 25A
Troy, OH 45373

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Ohio's Hospice of Morrow County

228 South St.
Mount Gilead, OH 43338

Ohio's Hospice

Ohio's Hospice


7575 Paragon Rd.
Dayton, OH 45459


11013 Montgomery Rd.
Cincinnati, OH 45249

The Blessings of Working in Hospice

Before joining the team at Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton, I had the opportunity to rotate here as a resident. During that time, I saw firsthand how influential hospice is for patients with cancer. Since I had an interest in cancer care, I moved from Dayton to start fellowship training elsewhere.

The way I saw health care delivered at other facilities was disappointing. I saw too many patient-physician interactions in which the doctor popped into a patient’s room, spoke a few cursory words, and continued on to the next ‘case’.

There was something missing.

I felt disillusioned with health care to the point that I wasn’t sure traditional medicine was right for me.

Finding my way back to Hospice

Fortunately, after a few twists and turns in my career path, I found my way back to Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton in 2001. I planned to be there for only one year, but what began as a temporary stop on my career journey became something much more.

I’d found my calling.

The blessings of Hospice care

In my opinion, hospice and palliative care is the ideal medical practice because you can see patients on your own terms—and on their own terms. If the patient and family need an hour, they get an hour. It is very person- and family-centric. We not only assess a person’s medical needs, but also their psychosocial and spiritual needs. We do so as a team whose goal is to support the patient and family unit. It is very meaningful work.

Working in hospice is truly a blessing, and it is my hope that our patients and families feel blessed when they receive our care.

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