Inspired by a leather journal given as a gift from his daughters, Gary LeRoy, MD,…
We are saluting the night owls at Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton this week – those who provide superior care and superior services to our patients during the overnight hours.
May 10 is National Third Shift Workers Day, and we are joining to recognize the valuable contributions of members of our night shift staff who deliver superior care and superior services for patients and families through the night.
Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton welcomes new members to the night shift with a pin and a booklet written by our night shift team that shares suggestions for maintaining a healthy and happy lifestyle while working overnight hours. We are grateful to those who find their calling in caring for patients overnight.
As Crisis Care LPN Robin Sievering puts it, “I feel so many patients are alone at night and it’s important for them to feel someone who cares can be there to give them love and attention.”
When asked, many of those working the night shift say they are night owls who love the hours. Other explanations for why some staffers choose the overnight shift include
- Spending more time with family
- Working in the yard
- Scheduling around other family members needs
- Devoting more time to other interests and activities during the day
Whatever their reasons, we could not do without their dedication to the hospice mission.
Special thanks to all of our night shift staff members! Your care is critical to our patients and we appreciate your contributions.