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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 Volunteer Inducted Into Ohio Veterans Hall Of Fame

Ohio’s Hospice Volunteer Inducted into Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame

Paul Butler, an American Pride® Veteran Care by Ohio’s Hospice volunteer since 2015, has been nominated and inducted into the Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame. 

Butler served for four years in the U.S. Navy, spending 21 months in Guam as a member of the flight crew, where he flew missions over the South China Sea. He was later assigned to the Naval Air Test Facility in Patuxent, Maryland. 

For the past five years, Butler has visited Veterans in the care of Community Care Hospice and Ohio’s Hospice of Fayette County through the American Pride program, which honors the service of Veteran patients and assures them of receiving the highest quality of care. In addition to celebrating and thanking Veterans for their service, American Pride assists patients in obtaining access to all the benefits to which Veterans are eligible, provides spiritual support, and addresses individual post-traumatic stress issues.  

“As an ordained minister of the Gospel, it is my calling to be there in a spiritual capacity should they desire counseling, pray or just to talk with,” Butler said. “I am a chaplain, but I am also a Veteran. To some, that makes a difference.” 

Butler also attends and conducts Veteran recognition ceremonies. During these ceremonies, Veterans are presented with a certificate, a pin, a lap quilt, and other items expressing gratitude for their military service.

Butler said the nurses and staff at Ohio’s Hospice are the greatest people he has had the privilege to associate. 

“That alone should be enough. But having the opportunity to visit with and hopefully bring a little joy and restore a little dignity at the end of life is the source of my greatest enjoyment. My favorite moment out of my five-plus years was the time I got to marry a patient and his caregiver – a great story and storybook wedding,” Butler said.

Outside of volunteering, Butler is a 50-year member of American Legion Post 49, is involved in the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6710 for 30 years, is a Life Member of AMVETS and Disabled American Veterans, and is a past Commander of the Sons of the American Legion Squadron 49. 

“Veterans are part of a community that tends to be close-knit. Sometimes Veterans will only open up to another Veteran,” Butler said. “When Community Care Hospice presented the Veteran to Veteran Program to the American Legion Post where I belong, I immediately got on board because I saw the special need like they did.”

For more information about American Pride® Veteran Care by Ohio’s Hospice, visit https://www.ohioshospice.org/american-pride/.

Ohio’s Hospice is a partnership 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 serving each patient in an 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; and reducing unnecessary suffering in the communities we serve.

Affiliates of Ohio’s Hospice include: Community Care Hospice, Hospice of Central Ohio, Ohio’s Community Mercy Hospice, Ohio’s Hospice at United Church Homes, Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare, Ohio’s Hospice Loving Care, Ohio’s Hospice of Butler & Warren Counties, Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton, Ohio’s Hospice of Fayette County and Ohio’s Hospice of Miami County. 

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