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Community Care Hospice

1669 Rombach Ave.
Wilmington, OH 45177
Phone: 937.382.5400
Fax: 937.383.3898

Ohio's Community Mercy Hospice Logo

Ohio's Community Mercy Hospice

1830 N. Limestone St.
Springfield, OH 45503
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

Ohio's Hospice Loving Care Logo

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

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Ohio's Hospice of Morrow County

228 South St.
Mount Gilead, OH 43338
419.946.9822

Ohio's Hospice

Ohio's Hospice

Dayton

7575 Paragon Rd.
Dayton, OH 45459
1.800.654.4490

Cincinnati

11013 Montgomery Rd.
Cincinnati, OH 45249
1.800.654.4490

Volunteer Pam Stephens

Volunteer Pam Stephens Celebrates 43 Years of Service to Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton

When the phone rang one day in 1979 asking her to become a board member and help with publicity for Hospice of Dayton, Pam Stephens immediately answered yes. Since then, she has been serving patients and families with kindness and compassion for 43 years.

“My mother died of ovarian cancer in 1966, and my father of lung cancer in 1976. At the time I didn’t know it was OK to be mad and feel those feelings,” Stephens said. “I’ve said since early on that hospice is a utopia for those of us who have gone through loss and didn’t know it was OK.” 

Stephens reminisced on two exciting moments during her time as a volunteer, naming the building of the Founder’s Building at the Hospice House in Dayton and Medicare and Medicaid adding hospice care as a benefit to its beneficiaries as the top moments.

“When Medicare and Medicaid became available for hospice care, that’s what really allowed hospice to become more than a few nurses on the hospital floors,” Stephens said. “ We saw the interest grow in the community, and we started growing rapidly from there.”

Stephens served on the Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton board for 20 years. In addition, she has been involved in the Teddy Bear Project, starting at the St. Elizabeth Hospital inpatient unit, to provide warm, fuzzy teddy bears for hospice patients. The teddy bears are provided by the Dayton LaSertoma Club.

During her time with Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton, Stephens has watched the organization grow and reach the community in new ways each year.

“Hospice may be part of a bigger organization, but you still feel that individual care from individual people when you walk into the building or when a nurse walks into your room,” Stephens said. “It’s truly a compliment to Ohio’s Hospice that Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton still feels like the local, community hospice while being part of the larger organization.”

Stephens graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a degree in radio and television broadcasting in 1964 and returned to Dayton to work for Channel 22 before it went on air as an assistant in the traffic department where she scheduled public service announcements and reported on the weather. From Channel 22, she went to Ohio Bell where she worked as a service representative.

After having her two kids, Stephens started teaching public speaking and communications courses at Sinclair Community College and began working at her husband’s insurance agency as he opened the business.

In addition to her service to Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton, Stephens is the chair of the foundation at her church and a member of the Dayton LaSertoma Club.

Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton is thankful for Pam’s dedication to the mission. To learn more about volunteering, please visit: https://www.hospiceofdayton.org/volunteers/

Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton, an affiliate of Ohio’s Hospice, is a not-for-profit hospice provider. Since 1978, it has served patients and families in the Dayton region 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 Counseling Center. Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton serves more than 1,000 patients and families daily, achieving national recognition for innovative services and outstanding care.

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