Hospice of Dayton was honored as the large non-profit recipient of the 2013 Better Business Bureau Eclipse Integrity Award, designed to acknowledge Miami Valley businesses and nonprofits that model ethics, honesty and integrity for the community. The commitment of Hospice of Dayton to these concepts is reflected in the core values, policies and high standards central to organizational policies and practices. Accepting the award, President and CEO Kent Anderson acknowledged those who contributed to the achievement. ”This award is only possible because of our amazing staff, incredible volunteers, exceptional board and generous community support.”
Hospice of Dayton is honored to be among the finalists named by the Better Business Bureau for the 2013 Eclipse Integrity Awards. These awards are given to Miami Valley businesses and nonprofits who model ethics, honesty and integrity for the community. The winners will be announced May 14 at the BBB’s annual Eclipse Integrity Awards event. The Eclipse Integrity Awards finalists include:
Women In Business Networking, LLC
Centerville Coin & Jewelry Connection
Possert Construction Co.
A Abel Exterminating Co.
Enterprise Roofing & Sheet Metal
Primetime Party Rental, Inc.
Compunet Clinical Laboratories
PECO, Process Equipment Co.
Nonprofit (1-99 Employees)
Humane Society of Greater Dayton
SICSA Pet Adoption Center
Nonprofit (100+ Employees)
Educational Resources, Inc. dba The Miami Valley School
Hospice of Dayton
John North, BBB president & CEO, says, “The Eclipse Integrity Awards are all about celebrating integrity in our marketplace and more than 550 business leaders are expected to join us. This year’s honorees are phenomenal examples for all of us in business to follow. During this premiere awards dinner on May 14 at the Sinclair Ponitz Center, all of the attendees will share in the excitement of learning who the 2013 award winners are.”
The Eclipse Integrity Awards are sponsored by many local organizations, including The Dayton Power and Light Company; WesBanco Bank, Inc.; Back To Business I.T.; WDTN-TV; Dayton B2B; and Lite 94.5.
The National Board for Certification of Hospice and Palliative Nurses (NBCHPN®) has announced that Hospice of Dayton in Dayton, Ohio is the recipient of the 2013 Employer of the Year Award. The honor was presented March 14, 2013 during the NBCHPN® Certification Recognition Luncheon held at the AAHPM/HPNA Annual Assembly in New Orleans, Louisiana.
The NBCHPN® Employer of the Year Award recognizes the work of an employer that has provided exemplary, sustained support of certification programs for hospice and palliative caregivers. The recipient is selected from eligible organizations and facilities within the NBCHPN® Employer Supporter Program.
Hospice of Dayton was created by members of the Dayton, Ohio community in 1978. For over 30 years, Hospice of Dayton has provided end-of -life care, support and comfort for any patient or family in the Dayton area. Hospice of Dayton currently serves over 4,000 patients annually and employs over 600 staff members.
In support of NBCHPN® certification among its staff, the Hospice of Dayton encourages utilization of the Self-Assessment Exams (SAE), financial support for certification candidates, one-on-one clinical review sessions, and training classes on overcoming test anxiety. It has also assigned a dedicated facilitator within the organization to promote certification by internal communication of exam dates, registration assistance, and availability of study materials. Currently, 73% of eligible staff at the Hospice of Dayton is certified in his or her specific clinical discipline.
“On behalf of NBCHPN®’s Board of Directors, I would like to formally congratulate the Hospice of
Dayton on being named the 2013 Employer of the Year,” said Sally Welsh, MSN RN NEA-BC, Chief Executive Officer of NBCHPN®. “The promotion of certification among Hospice of Dayton’s staff, patient population, and patient families is outstanding. Congratulations to the entire Hospice of Dayton organization on receiving this prestigious award”
Based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the National Board for Certification of Hospice and Palliative Nurses (NBCHPN®) is celebrating its 20th Anniversary promoting the delivery of comprehensive nursing care to individuals with life limiting individuals through the certification of qualified practitioners. Nearly 18,000 individuals hold certification through NBCHPN®, the only organization that offers specialty certification for all levels of the hospice and palliative nursing care team and administrators. NBCHPN® is part of the Alliance for Excellence in Hospice and Palliative Nursing which includes the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association and the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Foundation. Together, these organizations are working to lead the way in the advancement of the rapidly growing and increasingly important hospice and palliative care nursing specialty. Visit the website at http://www.nbchpn.org or email email@example.com .
Information about grief and Pathways of Hope grief support services is provided through a program aired weekly at Faith and Friends online (https://www.faithandfriendsradio.com/). Programs are also available here on our website.
Supporting Someone Through Grief
Loss and Identity
Insights Into Grief
Different Kinds of Grief
Children and Grief
Teens and Grief
Supporting a Teen in Grief
During National Volunteer Month, Hospice of Dayton and Hospice of Butler & Warren Counties are honoring 795 volunteers, who contributed 68,435 hours of service in 2012.
Hospice volunteers are valuable members of a Quality of Life team serving hospice patients and their families. Hospice volunteers perform a wide range of duties including supporting patients and families by providing companionship, respite care, shopping, delivery of medications and supplies, pet therapy, massage, beautician and barber services, and gardening. The serve as educators about hospice services in the community, create Memory Bears for loved ones, participate in honoring hospice patients who are veterans and create Life Celebration videos. Volunteers also provide clerical and office support, serve as receptionists, assist with fundraising events, data entry and serve as Ambassadors helping families whose loved ones are receiving in-patient care at Hospice of Dayton
Volunteers with Hospice of Dayton and Hospice of Butler & Warren Counties participate in a required orientation, TB testing, background check, and additional training for positions involving direct patient care and special positions. Training sessions are provided on a monthly basis so that people can attend at their convenience.
Hospice of Dayton and Hospice of Butler & Warren Counties thanks the following volunteers who make a difference in the lives of their friends and neighbors:
Franklin: Marlene Artman,Paula Beiser,Rich Hobbs, Gloria Osborne
Middletown: Jody Akers, Mertha Patsy Bailey, Marvin Clark, Phyllis Clark, Janice Kash, Debbie Ellis, Jerry Gump, Nina Russell, Reagan Swartz
Morrow: Carol Lamers, Dotty Rezabek
Trenton: Marcia Halsey, Pat Wourms
West Chester: David Slater
Springfield: Lynn Mishler, Marsha Fralnklin, Jessica Clemons
Medway: Patricia Prudhomme, Alice Kotte
New Carlisle: Sherrie Bair, Marcy Beatty-Gray, Ray Jones
Wilmington: Fran Unger
Beavercreek: Teri Anderson, Debbie Barker, Arun Balagopal, Louise Ashbaugh, Ashley Bunn, Kathy Brown, Thomas Brown, Sharon Carpenter, Arthur Casci, Ruth Hertog, Steven Knox, Robert Reifenberg, James Sauerbrey, Pauline Petry, Jean Cochoy, Jonathan Corbett, Mai El Gasim, Justine Kelly, Matt Kelly, Gary Kaiser, Josie Greco, Sarita Metzger, Carl Poling, Marilyn Raeth, Lu Ann Berry, Evelyn Dunnigan, Carole Larson, Becky Neufarth, Linda Parrott, Paul Rudolph, Denise Karmele, Jody McCurdy, Sharon Morrison, Thelma Holbrook, Sharon Brandt, Dr. Ratna Palakodeti, Laura Romesburg, Ann Bernice Sietman, Miriam “Bunny” Joseph, Charles Hardwick, Richard Coriell, Kendra Kershner, Ross Humes, Sarita Metzger, Terri Gallaway, Ellen Whited, Frances Swope, Virgil Rehg, Joe Radin
Bellbrook: Denise Cronin, Denise DeWitt, Kathy Hatton, Katherine Lagedrost, Teresa Marsee, Madison Noel, Conny Poole, Sandy Porter, Mary Sparkman, Peter Odgers, Peggy Moore, Judy Schrunk, Vicky Sell, Denise Tanka, Melane Yaufman, Zach Yaufman
Fairborn: Sonia Bennett, Kara Bobka, Patti Brueck, Ellen Brunson, Jane Clifton, Kimberly Code, Allison Colvin, Doug Daegele, Patty Druek, Nicoletta Frankenstein, Connie Gover, Rosa Gover, John Gover, Judi Green, Darlene Herd, Jacob Hellickson, Audra Horomanski, Richard “Luke” Lucas, Vicky Lockhart, Tom Narramore, Topaz Sampson, Chloe Sidney, Gregory Williams, Sharon Wilson, Ann Pearson, JoAnne Powell, LaVerna Schiermeyer, Teresa Schiermeyer, Jim Soulati, Taylor Soulati, Wilma Soulati, Sally Vanzant
Jamestown: Elma Lee Moore, Helen Doane
Spring Valley: John Smith
Xenia: Bette Dillon, Judy Lee, Karen Clary, Denise Siwecki,
Yellow Springs: Maria Schuermeyer
Huntsville: Jeanne Carlson
Tipp City: Julie Beam, Richard Mosier, Helen Stacy, Lucy Thobe
Troy: Cindy Back, L. Travis Back, Lisa Dawson, Melissa Gates, Tom Mann, Yvonne Reed, Eden Reed
Union: Sylvan and Mary Jo Eller, Warren Tam, Lynn Vannorsdall, Dan Mecoli
Brookville: Shawn Hamm, Robert Patrus, Norma Stetter, Cammie Hines
Centerville: Sarah Balster, Toni Brunk, Frances Bankston, Connie Bruce, Shirley Coey, Ruth Collins, Becki Eschbach, Pam Esken, Donald Faw, Edward Graham, Kristy Harmon, Maureen Josenhans, Pamela Morris, Barbara Pfeifer, Thomas Rutherford, Cheri Spencer, Cheryl Trumble, Kristy Bellin, Judith Cerar, Helen Cohen, Robert Cohen, Rick Cothern, Nora Coyle-Biersack, Elizabeth Craddick, Mary DeNaples, Pat Forster, Kunal Gupta, Mary Hailey, Melva Hart, Sharon Hean, Molly Horstman, Karin Krause, Lorraine Lewis, Kenneth Jansen, John Jessup, Terry MacPherson, Jay Morrison, James Neidhard, Jodi Omodio, Charlotte Pernik, Jan Rardon, Toni Sprinkel, Tess Smith, Sandra Cline, Linda Jumer, Betty Schultz, Diane Schairbaum, Donna Schaser, Ruth Scheuer, Lois Sutherland, Eileen Tribby, Charlotte Pernik, Janet Rinehart, Jane Robbins, Joyce Robke, Bob Robke, Larry Sabin, Rae Ann Sapp, Jack Schimer, Anne Watson, Jack Whitmer, Mary Zimmerman
Clayton: Linda Bany, Mollie Magee, Donna Sword
Dayton: Tevon Ademu, Sibenia Alexander, Alycia Armbruster, Barb Blauman, Jennifer Bloom, Christina Borchers, Katherine Brown, Mark Bustillo, Ellen Boyer, Maan Broadstock, Ayfer Ekiz, Nancy Hunt, William McMann, Delores Commodore, Peter Haley, Donald Hood, Roxanne Copeland, Sarah Crissinger, Jennifeer Gleason, Megan Gue, Lisa Witt, Tina Hayes, Brittany Bair, Helen Fornes, Victor Fornes, Sondra Landis, Annie Beall, Karen Cameron, Katrina Carson, Ann Cannon, Kathy Conn, Julie Constable, Barbara Dei Dolori, Linda Petrusch, Verna Reese, Alverna Hess-Bugh, Harold Rasnic, Carla Schauer, Dick Dyer, Matthew Mangini, Sr. Cory Canon, Sandy Connell, Annie Craig, Charles Douglas, Meg Doherty, Anne Keeton, Edward Meadow, Gary Pacernick, Mark Strickler, Terrance Branner-Bullock, Alice Ditto, David Freimuth, Kathleen Gall, Steven Gehres, Judith Grampp, Melanie Graves, Bernadine Lee, Fonda Lugahihl, Nonia Martin, Craig Montgomery, Bette Imhof, Diane Inglet, Lynn Olive, Adair Roberts, Jasmine Skees, Elizabeth Terzian, Mattie Watkins, Parie Robertson, Brenda Rex, Katie Ruff, Barbara Runyon, Michael Runyon, Tracy Schaffner, Bob Schaffner, Richard Wick, Carol Sites, Georgia Alexander, Dr. Gary LeRoy, Rae Voice, Hyla Weiskind, Brenda Cobbs-Allen, Mable Seldon, Amatul Shafeek, Kay Dudding-Davis, Linda Doggett, Judith Guenther-Adams, Marla Guggenheimer, Maryann Horvath, Jeffrey Johnston, Barbara Mengwasser, Joan Kline, Lindsay Johnson, Debbie Goldberg, Tom Hand, Michael Harris, Gary Hartman, Caitlin Hensley, Peggy Lakes, Robert “Chip” Mues, Barbara Smith, Ruby White, Thomas Klein, Marilyn Miller, Howard Michaels, Andrew Morris, Ruth Owens, Linda Purcell, Tamis Amor Moser, Deborah Mosher, Michael Moran, Patricia Norris, Linda Nulph, Leah Sanchez, Marjorie Sawyer, Linda Shade, Karen Schneider, Lindsey Solganik, Peggy Spoerke, Susan Sundermeyer, Rachel Uhl, Diane Banks, Timmy Bivens, Maria Chabali, Betty Lewandowski, Paula MacIlwaine, Shiron Palmer, Caitlin Pearn, Emma Pearn, Burnell Roberts, Claire Rodehaver, John Roll, Sheila Smith-Rose, Tammy Rose, Ute Sano, Mary Stamper, Lori Dukes, Rebecca Gonzalez, Valarie Schaefer, Kate Schultz, Sheryl Spurlock, Denise Trammell, Carol Vance, Sue Weddell, Jessica White, Robert Yeck, Dan Yahn, Vera Haire, Barbara Zartman, Sandy Zipperstein
Englewood: Amanda Colby, Doyce Crider, Susan Day, Ian Moorefield, Mary Jane Munson, John Siehl, Rita Tilton, Darlene Vanatta, Ron Wyss
Farmersville: Martha Dils
Germantown: Candace Carmack, Sheila Carmack, Patty Stricker
Huber Heights: Ted Arseneau, Nick Boyer, Cindy Byers, Judy Cole, Vickie Corbett, Dee Dee Donley, Vicki Hahn, Nicole Johnson-Staeuble, Rose Marie Hollingsworth, June Mahaffie, Abby McQueen, Marylena McQueen, Mary Narramore, Dorothy Reid, Nicole Redinger, Tracey Suntay, Mary Wright
Kettering: Nancy Andrews, Craig Armstrong, Kim Bostic, Elizabeth Brown, Eleanor Bernstein, Jan Binegar, Patricia Cassidy, Ronda Dezarn, Clarita “Re” Duffin, James Duffin, Robert Flavin, Melody Klontz, Rob Spaulding, Sue Spaulding, Burhan Yanes, MD, Estelle Bunch, Franz Hoge, Judith DeAngulo, Amber Vourazeris, Becky Kindred, Jessica Moncivaiz, Mary Lou Murray, Mary Ellen Place, Christine Reeder, Jean Snider, Gustavo Santana, Tammy Minnish, Sue DeBord, Roy Duran, Pat Engelbrecht, Bob Engelbrecht, Nita Hart, Joan Macaulay, Edith Marquand, Beth Milobar, Laurie Rammel, Kathy Schroer, Donna Miller, Opal Flynn, Anna Mae Maurice, Helen Christian, Lora “Ann” Cook, Bonnie Griffis, Sally Frost, Cynthia Perander, Matt Roll, Carolyn Wimer, Rose Marie Brown, Judie Schuh, Heather Skanes, Loretta Smock, Chris Steel, June Wilhite, Beth Wolfe, Albert Shock, Pat Chapman, Corene Taylor, Dorothy William, Sally Williams, Fran Limbert, Marla Morgan, Richard Yox, Jan Zukowitz
Oakwood: Kristin Geerken, Peggy Weller, Olivia Spurk
Miamisburg: Katie Armstrong, Nancy Ball, Wavelene Erhard, Diane “Griff” Griffin, Avery Kesler, Jon Mills, Caroline Mills, Raymond Sacilotto, Linda Ratcliff, Rod Rogers, Debbie Sisler, Susan Spencer, Joan Wagner, Lisa Hanauer, Larry Zumstein
New Lebanon: Judy Clymer, Jill Hoop, Myrtis Howard
Riverside: Richard Barker, Danielle Burk, Pamela McIntosh
Trotwood: Amber Beavers, Kandi Howard, Isaiah Ingram, JoAnne Orihood, Dorothy Thompson,
Vandalia: Larry Alkire, Sue Allen, Stacy Besecker, Martha Coblentz, Heather Newman, Sandy Spencer, Greg Toman
West Carrollton: Belinda Post, Susan Christman, Jennifer Cunningham
Eaton: Robyn Shope
West Alexandria: Ainslie Arnett, Carol Ann Crews, Marilyn Dafler, Ron Dafler
Carlisle: Imogene Kidd
Lebanon: Martha Blair, Kristine Carter, Arlene Cheesman,Kristi Krupke, Gayle Irons, Martha King, Margaret Michal, Kim Scoville, Angella Tapogna, Jean Trimer, Michele Ullum, Tom Ullum
Maineville: Patricia Rawson, Stella Ray,
Mason: Sandi Beck, Darlene Center, Ruth Gattinella
Oregonia: Sharlene Peyton
Springboro: Krissy Adams, Shiela Barker, Judy Bollman, Kelly Bowers, Mike Bradstreet, Barb Bryant, Ken Bryant, Jane Cook, Margaret Cook, Darlene Ferris, Lois Gillihugh, C. Stanley Gockel, Donna Hanby, Hether James, Brian Kest, Maansi Kulkarni, Saagar Kulkarni, Karen Metro, Cindy Schulte, Sam Sears, Ron Smith
Waynesville: Dan Erlandson, Bill Gaver, David Gasper
Liberty, IN: Susan Cornett
Indianapolis IN: Sharon Waddell
Sidney, OH – Janet Firestone
The Heights Run Group, a team of 12 runners from Dayton, Ohio will be participating in
The Bourbon Chase on October 18 and 19, 2013. The Bourbon Chase is a 200 mile relay
Along the Kentucky Bourbon Trail. It is made up of 300 teams with 12 runners per team.
We as a team have pledged to raise $6000 for Hospice and with your help; we know that
We can do it! 50% of our fundraising proceeds will go to the National Hospice Foundation
And 50% will go to Hospice of Dayton.
For more information click on the following link:
Hospice of Butler & Warren Counties believes that every moment of life is precious and we are dedicated to providing patients with life limiting illnesses and our community with the best medical, spiritual, and grief support.
THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE HOME
Hospice of Butler & Warren Counties services makes staying at home possible. We provide compassionate care to our patients in their private homes, extended care and assisted living facilities. We also offer the comforts and healing hospitality of Lorelei’s Place, our Hospice House located less than a mile away from the Atrium Medical Center.
Call for more information:
Hospice of Butler & Warren Counties
5940 Long Meadow Drive
Franklin, Ohio 45005
Dealing with the anxiety and the physical and emotional pain associated with a life threatening illness is not something you have to go through alone. We are the leading experts in managing pain and easing anxiety by providing the very best care, support and comfort for you and your family.
DELIVERING PEACE OF MIND
Illness can place overwhelming stress on family and loved ones. Our support team can help patients and families with medical decisions, treatment options, and can help coordinate care so that patients and families can focus on enjoying every possible moment.
Patients and families receive care from our team of professionals who provide superior care and innovative services to meet the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of our patients and their families. We emphasize compassion, dignity, privacy and respect when it matters most.
The cost of hospice care can be covered in many ways including through Medicare, Medicaid, managed care providers and some private insurers. However, as a non-profit community hospice, we will care for you regardless of your ability to pay.
THERE IS A DIFFERENCE
Hospice of Butler & Warren Counties provides the very best personalized and compassionate care and support.
- Pain management
- Symptom control
Care when and where you need it
- 24/7 access to medical care
- 24/7 phone assistance
- 24/7 crisis care
Providing comfort and peace of mind
- Care coordination from one setting to another (home, hospital, etc.)
- Regular assistance with daily activities (bathing, cleaning, etc.)
- Caregiving tips and education
Meeting the emotional, physical, and spiritual needs of patients and families
- Group and individual grief support
- Complementary therapies like massage, music and occupational therapies
- Spiritual support and comfort
In addition to the expertise of our outstanding staff, Hospice of Butler & Warren Counties has the support of hundreds of trained volunteers who can help with life’s little things, from housekeeping and cooking to transportation to the doctor’s office. Respite care is also among our services, allowing family caregivers to take a needed break from providing moment-by-moment care for their loved one.
Greg Toman, a financial consultant and certified public accountant has been named Chairman of the board. Toman has served with the Hospice of Dayton board since 2005. A resident of Vandalia, Toman has also served as Vice Chair and Treasurer of the Board.
Tom Mann, Director of Deloitte & Touche, LLP, in Dayton, will serve as Vice Chair. He rejoined the Hospice of Dayton Board in 2008 after serving as a trustee for 12 years from 1992 to 2004. Mann’s service on the board includes serving as board treasurer and Chair of the Finance Committee. Mann resides in Troy.
Lisa Hanauer, founder and President of MED-PASS Incorporated, has been named to serve as secretary of the board. Hanauer, a Miamisburg resident, became a member of the board in 2005.
Toni Sprinkle, an agent at McGohan Brabender Senior Solutions, will serve as board Treasurer. Sprinkle has been a board member since 2005 and serves on the board finance committee. Sprinkle, of Centerville, was formerly a vice president with Key Bank.
Other members of the Hospice of Dayton board include attorney Lindsay M. Johnson of Freund Freeze & Arnold; former Montgomery County Commissioner Paula MacIlwaine; CareSource President and CEO Pamela Morris; Ratna Palakodeti, MD, of Beavercreek Family Physicians; Lois Sutherland of Irongate Realty; Burhan Yanes, MD, of Dayton Physicians LLC; Larry Zumstein, Vice President for Patient Financial Services with Kettering Medical Center Network; Claire Rodehaver, Director of Miami Valley Hospital Hospitalist Group and Kent Anderson, President and CEO of Hospice of Dayton.
The board provides community oversight of the non-profit Hospice of Dayton, which marks thirty-five years of service to the greater Dayton area this year. Founded in 1978, Hospice of Dayton provides end-of-life care, support and comfort for patients and families in an eight county area of southwest Ohio. Hospice of Dayton services are available in private homes, extended care and assisted living facilities, hospitals and in two Hospice House locations. An estimated 4,000 patients are served annually by the organization, which also provides bereavement services through Pathways of Hope to anyone in the community who has experienced a loss. Additional information about Hospice of Dayton is available at the website www.hospiceofdayton.org