Ohio’s Hospice of Fayette County is celebrating its 35th anniversary of serving patients and families. The not-for-profit hospice provider is inviting members of the community to its Community Open House on Tuesday, Nov. 7, 4-6 pm, at Ohio’s Hospice of Fayette County (222 N. Oakland Ave., Washington Court House, OH 43160).
The Fayette County Chamber of Commerce also will recognize Ohio’s Hospice of Fayette County with a recognition presentation at the event.
“For the past 35 years, we have been honored and privileged to provide superior care and superior services to those who are facing a life-limiting illness or injury,” said Missi Knisley, executive director of Ohio’s Hospice of Fayette County. “As we look forward to serving the community for the next 35 years, we want to express our thanks to the members of the community who have supported our mission.”
Based in Washington Court House, 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. It was selected in 2016, 2017 and 2020 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.
In 2018, Hospice of Fayette County joined Ohio’s Hospice, a strategic partnership of mission-driven, not-for-profit hospices in Ohio committed to a shared vision of strengthening and preserving community-based hospices. 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 families with even higher levels of hospice care.
Today, affiliates of Ohio’s Hospice include Community Care Hospice, 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 Central Ohio, Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton, Ohio’s Hospice of Fayette County, and Ohio’s Hospice of Miami County.
“As Ohio’s Hospice, we work together with other not-for-profit hospices to continue to provide compassionate, quality care locally in the communities we are honored and privileged to serve,” Knisley said. “Our mission is to celebrate the lives of those we have the privilege of serving by providing superior care and superior services to each patient and family.”