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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

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

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Ohio's Hospice at United Church Homes

Chapel Hill
12200 Strausser St. NW
Canal Fulton, OH 44614
330.264.4899

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Ohio's Hospice at United Church Homes

200 Timberline Dr. #1212
Marietta, OH 45750
740.629.9990

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Ohio's Hospice LifeCare

1900 Akron Rd.
Wooster, OH 44691
330.264.4899

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Ohio's Hospice Loving Care

779 London Ave.
Marysville, OH 43040
937.644.1928

Ohio's Hospice of Butler & Warren Counties

Ohio's Hospice of Butler & Warren Counties

5940 Long Meadow Dr.
Middletown, OH 45005
513.422.0300

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Ohio's Hospice of Dayton

324 Wilmington Ave.
Dayton, OH 45420
937.256.4490
1.800.653.4490

Ohio's 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

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

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

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Ohio's Hospice of Fayette County

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

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Ohio's Hospice of Miami County

3230 N. Co. Rd. 25A
Troy, OH 45373
937.335.5191

Ohio's Hospice COVID 19 Update

Ohio’s Hospice and Related Organizations Require COVID-19 Vaccine for Staff

As an organization dedicated to our mission, we believe that we have an obligation and the responsibility to do everything possible to protect the patients and families we have the privilege of serving, as well our staff, our families, and our communities. Throughout the pandemic, we have made decisions based on the best available evidenced-based information. Science is about learning. As we learn more about this deadly virus, we have pivoted. 

We have implemented a requirement that all staff complete one of the three vaccine courses by October 1, 2021. Our decision to require COVID-19 vaccinations is not about hindering personal freedoms or choice. It is about protecting the most frail and vulnerable patients and their families and protecting each other and our families. We see this decision as aligning with, and being true, to our values and mission. Staff members with medical or religious objections can apply for an exemption from this requirement.

As of August 3, 64% of eligible staff members have received at least one dose of the three COVID-19 vaccines. 

Background

Since the onset of the pandemic, we have continued to implement and follow the best available, evidence-based requirements and guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the state of Ohio. We’ve done so to ensure that we can continue to provide care in the communities we serve as safely as possible. 

Additionally, throughout the pandemic, we made a commitment to our staff that we would maintain 100% employment. While other healthcare organizations were facing this uncertainty by trimming staff levels, we held full employment for all staff. 

As more was learned about the developing pandemic, our teams went to work to secure PPE for staff, again to ensure their safety as they delivered care and to protect patients, staff and their families. 

Why Now?

New cases surging from the highly transmissible Delta variant across the United States, as hospitalizations and deaths related to COVID-19, are increasing predominately in those who are not vaccinated against COVID-19. It is our responsibility as a healthcare organization to provide confidence to our patients and their families that we are doing all we can to create a safe care environment that prevents the transmission of any communicable disease. 

As an organization, measuring up to our mission and core value of compassion, Ohio’s Hospice and all related organizations will require administration and completion of one of the three approved COVID-19 vaccines for all our staff and active volunteers. Through vaccination, we can fulfill our mission and do everything possible to protect our patients and their families, our teammates, and our communities from this deadly virus, and a variant that is significantly more contagious.  

As we have done throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, we will continue to follow guidance from the CDC and the Ohio Department of Health (ODH), employing evidence-based decision making in all we do. We understand that not everyone on our staff is able to take a vaccine either due to medical or religious reasons. These exemption requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis. 

Committed to our Mission Now and Always

As a statewide organization, our staff numbers more than 1,300 professionals ready to be of service as needed in the communities we have the privilege to serve. Today, more than 3,000 hospice and palliative care patients are receiving the care they need wherever they call home including, our Hospice Houses, inpatient care centers, assisted living facilities and homes. We are committed to continuing our mission of providing superior care and superior services for the patients and families who are counting on us. 

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