Our care ambassadors are those employees who uphold Hospice of Southern Illinois’ standard for excellent hospice care and service by going above and beyond for patients, families, team members, or the community.
Lynn Eichelberger-Fiedler celebrates 7 years with Hospice of Southern Illinois. Lynn works in our counseling services department as a bereavement counselor. She is a licensed clinical social worker with a passion for hospice care. The end-of-life journey is full of unknowns, can be different than what is expected, and can include changes that happen rapidly. She knows how important this time is in someone’s life and wants to help, listen and be a resource during the unknowns and changes that can impact our families. She adds, “I think that I can help the patient and/or family feel calm and comfortable during this stressful time. I enjoy talking to patients and families. There are so many great people in our community who have great stories to share.” Lynn’s caring heart, calming nature, and nurturing temperament make her a great fit to support families who need our help.
When Lynn isn’t supporting our patients and families, you can find her in southern Illinois and the Shawnee National Forest. “I grew up hanging out there and I feel so calm and refreshed whenever I am there. I am not a city girl at all. I will take the hills full of trees and rock creeks over concrete and street lights any day!” It doesn’t surprise us that she enjoys something she helps others do every day: find peace, closure, and get refreshed. During a new chapter after their loved one has passed, Lynn is a helpful soul that can support people who need a helping hand or rock to lean on. Thank you for sharing your talents with those you touch every day, your team and Hospice of Southern Illinois! She added; “If there is something you want to do, do it now. Life changes quickly!” Well said; because in hospice care, life is always changing quickly. We focus on quality of life, living life to the fullest, and living in that moment.