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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

Mitchell-Thomas Center
100 W. McCreight Ave., Ste. 400
Springfield, OH 45504

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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

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, Ohio 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

550 Summit Ave., Ste. 101
Troy, OH 45373

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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

Why it Matters | Preserving the Legacy of Hospice

Is end-of-life care threatened by today’s healthcare environment? Learn Why it Matters!

The vision of the original hospice movement was to ensure that everyone had access to compassionate, comprehensive, community focused, end-of-life care. Today, as the growth in for-profit hospice providers continues to expand so has the concern about trends to pursue business models designed to manipulate patient selective, define narrow service communities, and maximize financial incentives which threatens the hospice movement and this vision, damaging the spirit of hospice care in the name of profits. Ohio’s Hospice is launching an educational initiative to explore some of the pressing issues.

Protecting End-of-Life Care in the U.S.

Preserving the Legacy of Hospice to Protect End-of-Life Care in the U.S.

Hospice leaders believe the key to meeting the needs of patients at the end of life is to go “back to the future” and fully embrace patient/family-centered care and population health.1As originally championed by Cicely Saunders, MD, the founder of the modern hospice movement, the hospice model of care was based on providing end-of-life care… Click here to read more! 

The legacy of hospice care. Learn more!

Dr. Cicely Saunders was a social worker, nurse and physician who had a dream in the 1950s that no patient should die alone and in pain. From her vision, the modern hospice movement was born, significantly changing the way the medical community approached death and dying. When the hospice movement came to the U.S., hospices were created as not-for-profit community-based organizations that followed Dr. Saunders’ mission, vision and values.

Today, this patient-centered legacy faces a threat from within the hospice movement itself. The rapidly growing for-profit hospice industry is diluting the core elements of Dr. Saunders’ vision. With profits as the goal, these companies are reducing both the depth of community and patient participation and the range of services they offer.

Ohio’s Hospice is an affiliation of not-for-profit hospice providers committed to fulfilling the original vision of Dr. Saunders. Recognizing the need for greater awareness and education about the hospice legacy and its importance for patients, families and hospice providers, Ohio’s Hospice has launched #WhyItMatters. Through community-based and professional outreach, advocacy, White Papers, social media and research, Ohio’s Hospice is striving to ensure that patient-centered, comprehensive, compassionate hospice care is protected now and for the future.

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