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19th Annual ConferenceAugust 21, 2015
Join us Friday, August 21 for our 19th Annual Conference, "The Many Faces of Pain." Richard Payne, BA, MD, an internationally known expert in the areas of pain relief, care for those near death, oncology and neurology, is this year's keynote speaker. Breakfast, breakout sessions and CE will be offered. Registration required.
Patient, Volunteer, Submariner Honored for Decades of Service
Patient, volunteer and submariner Dave Buchholz was honored for 50 years of service June 27. The Cleveland Heights veteran, who served on two submarines, is considered a "living historical memory" and was inducted into the prestigious Holland Club for submariners. Dave was also a longtime volunteer at the Hospice of the Western Reserve Resale Shop. Read his story here.
Corporate College Teams Up to Build Bikes for Pediatric Patient
It’s an extra special summer for two siblings thanks to a collaboration with Corporate College and a grant that resulted in one of our pediatric patients, and his sister, getting brand new bikes. The Bike for a Tyke Assembly program requires a team to build child’s bicycle, customize it to meet the child’s wishes and donate it to a nonprofit agency for distribution to that child. Read how team building made two children "ecstatic."
Making Your Choices Known
End of life directives. It's not always an easy topic to discuss, but it can be one of the most important discussions you can have with your loved ones. This season start the conversation. We've included a downloadable guide in both English and Spanish. A message from our CEO, Bill Finn:
Features gently used furniture, antiques and collectibles, artwork, sets of tableware, outdoor furniture as well as seasonal decorations. The next sale will be held on Friday, September 18 from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 19 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at 17876 St. Clair Avenue, Cleveland, 44110. Donations now being accepted. For all 2015 sale dates, click here.
Be A Hospice Hero
Honor your loved one with a Hospice Hero Event. Hospice Heroes are people like you. They are companies, organizations, school and community groups that organize fundraising events to honor a loved one and give back to Hospice of the Western Reserve. Find out how to host and event and how we can help you.
Serving Our Veterans
Hospice of the Western Reserve is proud to serve our country's veterans, regardless of their affiliation with us. Both our staff and volunteers receive training in post-traumatic stress disorder and other psychosocial service-related issues impacting veterans. We also honor veterans throughout the year with recognition ceremonies. To learn more click here.
The year in review
By the numbers: In 2013 we cared for more than 7,000 patients from pre-birth to 106 years old, providing 416,214 days of care. Our army of 3,044 volunteers gave 77,294 hours of their time to serve others. 2013 marked the first full year of service for the new Ames Family Hospice House, and the state-of-the-art building was heralded for its advances. Read more in the year in review.
The Elisabeth Severance Prentiss Bereavement Center offers specialized education and training for care providers who work with those who are grieving. For more information or to register, click here.
Snapshot of Quality Data
There are significant differences between hospices, so it’s important to do your research when choosing a provider. Choosing the right hospice for you or your loved one is one of the most important decisions you will ever make. Click here.
Hospice of the Western Reserve Signs Letter of Intent with HMC Hospice of Medina To Form a Strategic Partnership more...
Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, Hospice of the Western Reserve provides hospice services, palliative care and bereavement support to patients and families throughout Northern Ohio including Ashtabula, Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Lorain and Summit counties with offices throughout, and outreach into Medina, Portage and Stark Counties.