William James said it best, “Act as if what you do makes a difference, because it does.” And a difference she makes. In June 2007, Cheryl Baker joined our team as a Hospice Aide. Earning her LPN and then eventually RN license, Cheryl advanced to a field nurse, a position which she still holds today.
If you’re ever in the office, don’t mistake her for someone else. She has an identical twin sister who also is a part of our team. Coworkers describe her as “super sweet,” and emphasized the love her patients have for her.
Cheryl states the reason she chose hospice care was so she can “be there providing comfort and support to patients and families, so no one dies alone.”
“We are family,” she says when asked what her favorite part about working for Hospice of Southern Illinois is. She continues, “we all have been in the shoes of the people we are serving and can provide the support they need when going through some of the most difficult times in their lives.”
We are so honored that Cheryl Baker chose us to make her difference and support our mission, to enhance the quality of life for individuals and their loved ones touched by a terminal illness.
Learn about more care ambassadors below. 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.
We launched a podcast in honor of National Hospice Month. It is an exciting extension of Hospice of Southern Illinois’ services. It is called Bringing Life to Hospice. First and foremost, we hope to evoke conversations without fear. Therefore, it will highlight the importance of planning for a peaceful end-of-life journey. With comfort, education, and safety top of mind, Hospice of Southern Illinois is always looking for ways to support you. Listen below!