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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

Retired Staff Member Gives Back

Retired Staff Member Gives Back as a Volunteer

Peggy Streby never dreamed she would work in hospice. As a full-time mom, she had volunteered at her church and her children’s school for many years. In 1993, her kids were nearing college age, and she had taken a year of computer training in Newark to get back into the workforce. Her professor encouraged her to interview with Ohio’s Hospice of Central Ohio, which at the time was Hospice of Licking County.

When she interviewed with Jim Moss, the executive director, his energy, passion and vision were irresistible. She began working there in June 1993. “I certainly had not intended to work so far from home,” Peggy said. “It is a 50-minute commute each way for me.”

Despite the commute, Peggy spent 26 years working in various roles. She was the first full-time administrative assistant to the executive director. She also worked five years in human resources and nine as executive assistant to the vice president of Philanthropic Development.

She enjoyed supporting the clinical staff and board of directors in addition to working on fundraising events, including Light Up a Life and the golf outing. But she always will remember one afternoon when she stopped for gas on the way home from work. The gas station attendant noticed her name badge. “He thanked me for caring for his grandpa,” Peggy said. “He told me that our care team gave his grandfather back his dignity.”

She retired on her 65th birthday in 2019. “I’ve always been incredibly proud to say that I worked with Ohio’s Hospice of Central Ohio,” she said. “I had 26 wonderful years there.”

Peggy has experienced hospice care as a staff member and a family member. Ohio’s Hospice of Central Ohio cared for her parents, brother-in-law, and several friends and neighbors. “I’ve seen firsthand the extraordinary level of care compared to other hospices,” Peggy said. “Naturally, I wanted to give back to the organization that had supported my family through some of our darkest days.”

She is now a volunteer with the Handmade Items Team. They make comfort items such as gowns, lap quilts, positioning pillows, and “busy” mats for dementia patients. She also continues to work special events such as the golf outing. And, lately, she has been helping compile a history of the organization for the 40th anniversary.

Special thanks to Peggy for her support of our mission both as a staff member and a volunteer!

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