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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

1830 N. Limestone St.
Springfield, OH 45503

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Ohio's Hospice at United Church Homes

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

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Ohio's Hospice at United Church Homes

200 Timberline Dr. #1212
Marietta, OH 45750

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Ohio's Hospice LifeCare

1900 Akron Rd.
Wooster, OH 44691

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Ohio's Hospice Loving Care

779 London Ave.
Marysville, OH 43040

Ohio's Hospice of Butler & Warren Counties

Ohio's Hospice of Butler & Warren Counties

5940 Long Meadow Dr.
Middletown, OH 45005

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Ohio's Hospice of Dayton

324 Wilmington Ave.
Dayton, OH 45420

Ohio's Hospice of Central Ohio


2269 Cherry Valley Rd.
Newark, OH 43055

Inpatient Care Center

1320 West Main St.
Newark, OH 43055

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

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

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Ohio's Hospice of Fayette County

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

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Ohio's Hospice of Miami County

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

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Ohio's Hospice of Morrow County

228 South St.
Mount Gilead, OH 43338

Ohio's Hospice

Ohio's Hospice


7575 Paragon Rd.
Dayton, OH 45459


11013 Montgomery Rd.
Cincinnati, OH 45249

When Time Stands Still

The importance of being in the moment. Dr. Thomson explains how mindfulness is important at the patient’s bedside.

When I began work in the field, being a hospice and palliative physician full-time was the exception. The field was not yet a recognized medical specialty. The work was still grass roots. In hindsight, I realize how incredibly lucky I was to get my start at Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton.

Spending almost a decade caring for hospice patients in the hospice house inpatient setting at Ohio’s Hospice provided me invaluable experience. I learned how to be a hospice physician by caring for a large number of patients with a wide variety of diagnoses, medical problems, symptom needs, and psychosocial situations. That time was very meaningful to me. I grew professionally and personally.

About 5 years ago, I was given the opportunity to step up to the role of Chief Medical Officer for Ohio’s Hospice. While mostly an administrative and leadership role, I have been able carve out time to provide direct patient care. That precious time has kept me grounded. Although I know can positively impact more patients and families by helping to educate our clinical staff, shape policies, and advocate for high quality hospice care, bedside care reminds me why I am here.

Recently reflecting on time spent caring for patients on the weekends in our Ohio’s Hospice of Miami County inpatient unit; it became very clear to me. It’s as if time stands still when I am at a patient’s bedside. In that moment, that patient and family are the most important. That feeling of mindfulness is beyond words.

I am forever grateful for the opportunities Ohio’s Hospice has provided me. It is a great honor to do the care we do.  ​

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