On behalf of the staff and volunteers of Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton, we would like to thank everyone who has supported our mission of providing superior care and services for each patient and their family throughout the year! We could not do this work without the efforts, dedication, and generous spirits of our volunteers and donors within the community. A look back at some of the stories that resonated the most with our online audience this year included:
- Thanking the good work of Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton doctors, social workers, and nurses on cause awareness days;
- Observing the passing of Lauren Hill;
- Disney Princesses visiting with a patient and her young daughter;
- Thanking the volunteers who handcraft Memory Bears;
- 10 Caregiver Support Tips;
- Discussing hospice myths and misperceptions;
- Meeting the “Cookie Cuties;”
- Therapy dogs with accompanying biographies; and,
- Paying tribute to the legacy of our founder Betty Schmoll.
2015 was also the year Ohio’s Hospice became a parent organization to several community not-for-profit hospice affiliates throughout the state. To date, Hospice of Dayton, Hospice of Butler & Warren Counties, Hospice of Miami County, Hospice of Central Ohio, and most recently, Community Care Hospice in Wilmington have entered into strategic partnerships with Ohio’s Hospice to enhance superior care and services for each local community hospice. It promises to be an exciting venture for a collaborative mission!
The Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton American Pride Veterans Memorial was dedicated to the community this year and brought together dignitaries, local leaders, Veterans, and proud citizens alike to share in the collective honor for which it stands. The Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton finished construction on its Bell Tower commemorating the lives of those who have passed that day, and to remind all to Celebrate Life on a daily basis. Professional commendations were awarded to the Culinary Staff, Dr. Nancy Trimble, and RN Debra Friece, as well as the organization itself being nominated by Dayton Business Journal for notable distinction.
The fundraising events yielded record-breaking crowds, including the 11th Annual Hospice of Dayton Remembrance Walk. Thank you to each community for participating in this year’s support!
We look forward to continuing the level of services and care for our patients and their families that you value in the Greater Dayton community!