17 Ways Hospice of Southern Illinois Made an Impact in 2017
Hospice of Southern Illinois is looking forward to 2018 and is more committed to our mission than ever: to enhance the quality of life for individuals and their loved ones touched by a terminal illness.
- Served over 39,000 families since 1981 – we are your local, not-for-profit hospice with our roots starting right here in Belleville and Marion.
- Celebrated our 36th year of service in this community – Hospice of Southern Illinois is the leader and has caregivers with expert experience in end-of-life care.
- Welcomed Amy Richter as our President & CEO – our former CFO of 8 years stepped up to lead our mission-driven organization.
- Presented with Business of the Year – received this honor from the City of Marion Chamber of Commerce for our dedication to the community.
- Collaborated with community organization, Shoeman Water Project –we donated gently-used shoes to make clean water using the funds from shoes, which also got a 2nd life.
- Volunteers donated over 10,000 hours – individuals came together and shared their time and talents with patients, families and employees to support our mission.
- 9% of volunteer hours were direct patient care – Medicare requires 5% of volunteer hours are patient care. Our dedicated volunteer team exceeded the requirement.
- Achieved We Honor Veterans Partner, Level Four – showing our dedication to Veteran End-of-Life care, our Marion Location received the highest recognition of the We Honor Veterans Program.
- Community Benefit Activities – we are committed to the communities we serve providing uncompensated services targeting community needs related to end-of-life care.
- Presented and hosted over 150 presentations– we offer presentations, education, and resources at a minimal cost to healthcare professionals, organizations and community groups.
- Welcomed Mandy Daniels as our PGY2 Pain and Palliative Care Pharmacist – our pharmacist provides direct patient benefits: streamlined symptom management and medication review for reduction of medication side-effects.
- Hosted the Virtual Flight of Honor in Aviston, IL – Took over 25 Veterans, over 100 community members and several community leaders on a virtual tour of military monuments in Washington D.C. Veterans were then honored and recognized for their service.
- Collaborated with community organization, Belleville Area Humane Society – we collected “wishlist” items for local animals to help improve their quality of life at the shelter.
- Received a unique donation from “Bears Because I Care” – Noa Grace Welborn donated bears for distribution to children experiencing grief and loss of a loved one.
- Reached 3,000 Likes on Facebook – we want to be your resource for hospice education and news locally. We appreciate the support of our advocates, patients and community online.
- Our PGY2 Residency Program is American Society of Health-System Pharmacist (ASHP) Accredited – in collaboration with SIUE School of Pharmacy, we are the first and only ASHP accredited PGY2 in Pain and Palliative Care Pharmacy Residency Program fully funded by a hospice.
- Celebrated a 109th Birthday – our Belleville Location care team helped celebrate the life of a patient and her caregiver shared her appreciation for our care, support and the celebration.