Dayton & Washington Court House, Ohio (January 3, 2018) – Hospice of Fayette County has announced plans to join Ohio’s Hospice, a strategic partnership committed to sustaining not-for-profit, community-based hospice care in Ohio.
Hospice of Fayette County, based in Washington Court House, is a not-for-profit hospice which has been serving patients in Fayette and the surrounding counties since 1987. Hospice of Fayette County earned accreditation from The Joint Commission in 2014 and again in 2017. They were also selected in 2016 for the prestigious Hospice Honors program, recognizing hospices providing the highest level of quality as measured from the caregiver’s point of view.
Ohio’s Hospice was established in 2013 as a collaboration of Hospice of Dayton, Hospice of Butler & Warren Counties and Hospice of Miami County to ensure the long-term success of the shared mission of serving more patients and their families with even higher levels of hospice care. Since then, the affiliation has expanded to include Hospice of Central Ohio, Community Mercy Hospice, LifeCare Hospice and Community Care Hospice.
Now along with the other affiliates of Ohio’s Hospice, Hospice of Fayette County will deliver:
- More visits and direct care to patients than any other regional hospice provider;
- More resources to provide care to patients and their families, like spiritual care, respiratory therapy, massage, occupational, bereavement and art therapies; and,
- More support by serving patients wherever they call home, in every care setting, including extended care facilities, assisted living facilities, hospice houses and hospital in-patient settings.
Hospice of Fayette County Board of Directors Chair Gwynne Gibson says, “Our Board and staff are excited to be affiliating with Ohio’s Hospice. With the strength of this non-profit affiliation behind us, we are confident that our “hometown hospice” will be even more successful in caring for the patients we are privileged to serve. We are pleased that now we will not only be Hospice of Fayette County and also a part of this strong and caring mission-driven organization.”
“The affiliates of Ohio’s Hospice together set the standard for end-of-life care in the state,” says Ohio’s Hospice Board Chair Greg Toman. “Our shared expertise and commitment to quality are evident in the sheer number of resources devoted to patient care, not to making a profit where many competitors focus. Working, sharing, and planning together creates for stronger community hospices and enhances the quality of care and services in the communities we serve.”
“Together, the affiliates of Ohio’s Hospice will set the highest standard of care to ensure Ohioans have access to world class end-of-life and palliative care. Each affiliate is strengthened by sharing resources and is enabled to respond to the increasing regulatory challenges and a declining reimbursement environment,” said Kent Anderson, President and CEO of Ohio’s Hospice. “By expanding our strategic partnership, we continue to grow, protect jobs and maintain strong partnerships with local partners.”
Ohio’s Hospice is an affiliation of mission-driven, not-for-profit hospices in Ohio committed to a shared vision of strengthening and preserving community-based hospices. Members of Ohio’s Hospice share the values of:
- Providing a patient atmosphere of hospitality, respect and caring
- Attending to the social, physical, and spiritual needs of each person we are privileged to serve
- Preserving and enhancing patient dignity
- Celebrating the life of each individual we serve
- Reducing unnecessary suffering in the communities we serve
Counties served by Ohio’s Hospice affiliates include Adams, Brown, Butler, Champaign, Clark, Clermont, Clinton, Coshocton, Darke, Delaware, Fairfield, Fayette, Franklin, Greene, Hamilton, Highland, Hocking, Holmes, Knox, Licking, Logan, Madison, Miami, Montgomery, Muskingum, Perry, Pike, Preble, Ross, Shelby, Warren and Wayne counties.
Members of Ohio’s Hospice include:
Community Care Hospice – is a not-for-profit, was founded in 2004, by a group of individuals whose mission it is to provide superior hospice care to their community. Local professionals provide care for patients in a 10-county area surrounding Wilmington. Bereavement and grief support is also provided to hospice families and to the community, including grief groups and support to local schools. Patients are cared for in their home, extended care and assisted living facilities. General inpatient care is available at Clinton Memorial Hospital, along with access to designated hospice beds at Highland District Hospital.
Hospice of Central Ohio – has provided a holistic, community-based approach to hospice care for over 35 years. Hospice of Central Ohio is a not-for-profit organization serving nine counties in Central Ohio and is dedicated to supporting the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of patients and families dealing with life-limiting conditions. The Selma Markowitz Inpatient Center is located on the 6th floor of Licking Memorial Hospital.
LifeCare Hospice – is a not-for-profit organization serving communities in Wayne and Holmes Counties. Formerly called Hospice and Palliative Care of Greater Wayne County, LifeCare Hospice embodies the spirit of neighbors caring for neighbors with a commitment to relieve suffering, ease fears, and provide companionship along life’s last journey. The LifeCare Hospice team – doctors, nurses, health aides, social workers, chaplains, and volunteers – to address patient and family needs wherever the patient calls home. LifeCare services also include the availability of the Stanley C. and Flo K. Gault Inpatient Pavilion, providing short-term patient care to manage acute symptoms, adjust medications or stabilize patient condition.
Ohio’s Community Mercy Hospice – was founded in 2004. The not-for-profit, community-based organization provides superior care and superior services for patients facing life-limiting illnesses in Clark, Madison, Greene and Champaign Counties. Ohio’s Community Mercy Hospice is a service of Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton.
Ohio’s Hospice of Butler & Warren Counties – honors the lives of patients by preserving quality of life and respecting patient wishes. A not-for-profit organization serving the needs of communities in Butler as well as Warren Counties, Ohio’s Hospice of Butler & Warren Counties provides a comprehensive range of care in every setting – homes, extended care or assisted living facilities, hospitals, and Lorelei’s Place Hospice House, a free-standing hospice facility with twelve inpatient beds providing short-term patient care when needed for patient comfort and symptom management.
Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton – is a not-for-profit hospice provider and has served patients and families in the Miami Valley for nearly 40 years in their homes, extended care and assisted living facilities and the Hospice House location in Dayton. Grief support services are available to the entire community through the Pathways of Hope grief support center. Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton serves over 700 patients and families daily, achieving national recognition for innovative services and outstanding care.
Ohio’s Hospice of Fayette County – was founded in 1987 as a community hospice to affirm life and provide comfort, symptom management and support in physical, mental and spiritual aspects when there is a life-limiting illness. Committed to respecting and empowering individuals so they remain active in their decision-making and personal choices, Ohio’s Hospice of Fayette County earned accreditation from The Joint Commission in 2014 and again in 2017. There were also selected in 2016 for the prestigious Hospice Honors program of HEALTHCAREfirst and Deyta Analytics, recognizing hospices providing the highest level of quality as measured from the caregiver’s point of view.
Ohio’s Hospice of Miami County – is a community-based, not-for-profit organization founded in 1983 to “Improve the quality of life for people and families facing life-limiting illnesses.” Our goal is to be the leader in quality comfort and bereavement care in Miami County. Services are provided to anyone who qualifies regardless of the patient’s insurance coverage or ability to pay. Services are provided inpatient homes, extended care and assisted living facilities and a dedicated inpatient care wing at Upper Valley Medical Center.
Please direct all media inquiries to:
Craig Schrolucke, Sr. Director of Mission Engagement & Communication
office – 937.256.4490
Email – info@OhiosHospice.org
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