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Mission Statement

Hospice of the Western Reserve provides palliative end-of-life care, caregiver support, and bereavement services throughout Northern Ohio.  In celebration of the individual worth of each life, we strive to relieve suffering, enhance comfort, promote quality of life, foster choice in end-of-life care and support effective grieving.

Vision Statement

Hospice of the Western Reserve will be recognized as the premier provider for palliative end-of-life care, caregiver support and bereavement services.

Core Values

COMPASSION: Helping those in need
EXCELLENCE: Improving patient experience with unmatched expertise
QUALITY: Providing ideal patient care (the right care, at the right place, at the right time)
INTEGRITY: Doing the right thing
SERVICE: Adding value to all we do
STEWARDSHIP: Embracing transparency and the effective use of resources

Philosophy

Hospice of the Western Reserve affirms the dignity of life and advocates for patient and family comfort and quality during life’s final phase. We believe that hospice patients have the right to continue life to the fullest extent possible according to their circumstances, and we believe in fostering opportunities for continuing growth and fulfillment. We further recognize patients’ decision-making rights in relation to continuing medical treatments, and we advocate the right to withdraw treatments whose benefits are outweighed by their burdens. We also support the use of medication to alleviate pain even if there is a risk of death as a secondary and unintended consequence.

Although Hospice of the Western Reserve does not support or participate in assisted suicide or euthanasia, we understand that some patients may request assistance with suicide or euthanasia. We will not abandon these people but will continue to support them and their families, providing comfort care including pain and symptom management as well as social, psychosocial and spiritual support.

Mission

Hospice of the Western Reserve provides palliative end-of-life care, caregiver support and bereavement services throughout Northern Ohio.
In celebration of the individual worth of each life, we strive to relieve suffering, enhance comfort, promote quality of life, foster choice in end-of-life care and support effective grieving.

Resources

About Us - Fact Sheet

More information about Hospice of the Western Reserve.