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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

1830 N. Limestone St.
Springfield, OH 45503
Phone: 937.390.9665

Ohio's Hospice at United Church Homes

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

Ohio's Hospice at United Church Homes

200 Timberline Dr. #1212
Marietta, OH 45750
Phone: 740.629.9990

Ohio's Hospice LifeCare

1900 Akron Rd.
Wooster, OH 44691
Phone: 330.264.4899

Ohio's Hospice Loving Care

779 London Ave.
Marysville, OH 43040
Phone: 937.644.1928

Ohio's Hospice of Butler & Warren Counties

5940 Long Meadow Dr.
Middletown, OH 45005
Phone: 513.422.0300

Ohio's Hospice of Dayton

324 Wilmington Ave.
Dayton, OH 45420
Phone: 937.256.4490

Ohio's Hospice of Central Ohio


2269 Cherry Valley Rd.
Newark, OH 43055
Phone: 740.788.1400

Inpatient Care Center

1320 West Main St.
Newark, OH 43055
Phone: 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
Phone: 614.685.0001

Ohio's Hospice of Fayette County

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

Ohio's Hospice of Miami County

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

Ohio's Hospice of Morrow County

228 South St.
Mount Gilead, OH 43338
Phone: 419.946.9822

Ohio's Hospice


7575 Paragon Rd.
Dayton, OH 45459
Phone: 937.256.4490


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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