This January, Hospice of Illinois was able to recognize our Information Management Director, Kellen Latchem, on 4 years of service. Kellen keeps our not-for-profit organization running smoothly and oversees the integrity of all clinical, administrative and financial data and equipment. It’s with him and his team’s help that we are able to maintain electronic medical records. This ensures the most current and up-to-date information is sent and received by our clinical team and administrative staff. He has been working in Hospice and Homecare fields for 10 years and chose our organization because he believes in the mission of Hospice of Southern Illinois. “There is something really satisfying about enjoying the work you do while at the same time knowing it is helping reach the goal of our organization to care for individuals in a very difficult time of their life.”
Kellen enjoys his role of supporting the clinical and administrative staff, and states his favorite part about his job is working with the rest of the Information Management department to ensure that the staff is able to do their jobs with equipment they trust. He is an excellent example as to how our staff successfully works together to achieve our mission of enhancing the quality of life for individuals and their loved ones touched by a terminal illness.
Being close to the Belleville area, Kellen has lived in Waterloo, IL for the past 23 years. He is quite acquainted with his surroundings here in southern Illinois. “One of my favorite spots is the Waterloo City Lakes. I have always loved the outdoors and it has some amazing views. My wife and I even got engaged atop one of the hills overlooking the lakes there.” Kellen’s kind-hearted personality shines through his favorite quote, which is scripture from Hebrews 13:2, “Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by this some have entertained angels without knowing it.” Hospice of Southern Illinois appreciates all of your hard work, Kellen!