In The News
Millville resident Al Schneider has been recognized by Hospice of Cincinnati as the 2012 winner of the Donna West Award for volunteerism. Schneider has been volunteering at Hospice of Hamilton for about 3½ years. "I love people, and I don’t have to talk to them about their medical situation, but about their families and jobs. Sometimes, they can’t communicate well, but if they give me a thumbs up or something, that’s the reason I do it," he said. "If I can put a smile on the face of someone who doesn’t really have a reason to smile, that’s fulfilling." Click here to read the entire article >
Nancy Glorius, chief of clinical operations and system development, speaks with George Whitton of New Thought Unity Center on WMKV about hospice care and how Hospice of Cincinnati provides the most comprehensive and coordinated care for patients and their families including grief services.
Click here to listen to this radio program. >
Lilias Folan, the first lady of yoga and well-known host of the long-running television program, "Lilias, Yoga and You," provided a stress relief and relaxation session for Hospice of Cincinnati caregivers and staff on Friday, March 1st, at the Hospice of Cincinnati corporate offices, 4360 Cooper Road, in Blue Ash. The value of self care is crucial in helping to ensure that all of Hospice of Cincinnati's nurses, aides and other staff members remain emotionally and spiritually equipped to provide personalized care to each and every patient. Lilias Folan's session for the HOC staff used a chair yoga format that focused on specific techniques to relieve stress and create a relaxing state of body, mind and spirit. "We recognize the value of giving the same care to our staff that they give to patients and their families," stated Sandra Lobert, CEO of Hospice of Cincinnati. "Reenergizing staff and, showing our appreciation for their unique gifts of caring for people at the end-of-life go hand in hand." Ms. Folan has spent over 40 years inspiring students and teachers throughout the USA, Canada and Europe with the benefits of yoga. She currently conducts yoga teacher training and general yoga classes in various locations around Cincinnati. For more information about these classes or Lilias, please visit www.liliasyoga.com or call 513-561-9642.
Hospice of Cincinnati continues to lead the way in terms ofeducating families and raising awareness about hospice care as evidenced by our two new, groundbreaking TV commercials. Entitled "On My Own Terms," the two spots feature diverse individuals speaking to the viewer from different rooms of their respective homes. Hospice of Cincinnati’s vision is to help families embrace the value of end-of-life (EOL) planning so that they are prepared when facing EOL issues. For some, that might mean hospice care. Others may want everything possible done, every last treatment tried. The point is that it’s important to communicate what you want so your EOL experience is what you hoped for. The new commercials are designed to create conversation and give people the opportunity to think about what is most important to them—and talk about it with those they love. As one of the commercials so eloquently states: contacting Hospice of Cincinnati "is not giving up. It’s speaking up."
At the Montgomery City Council Business Session, Mayor Ken Suer presented a Proclamation to Hospice of Cincinnati proclaiming November 2012 as National Hospice Care Month in the City of Montgomery. Janet Montgomery, Chief Marketing Officer for Hospice of Cincinnati, received the proclamation on behalf of the organization. Here is a photo of Janet receiving the award from Ken at the Council meeting.
Ira Byock helps people living with incurable conditions know what to expect, advocate for themselves, and imagine how they could live fully through this stage of life. He tells stories of real people who describe things they did and times that were meaningful to them and their families as they approached their lives’ ends. Click here for more info about this compelling book >
Hospice of Cincinnati is the 2011 recipient of the Greater Cincinnati Health Council’s sixth annual Innovative Solutions Award, created to celebrate unique approaches to clinical or non-clinical health care process improvements, patient care initiatives, or innovative change projects. The award was presented at the Health Council’s recent Solutions in Quality and Patient Safety event. Read article >
Should doctors discuss probable life expectancy with patients who don’t have a terminal illness? Authors of a recent article in the New England Journal of Medicine say “YES!” These researchers favor broaching the subject with anyone who has a life expectancy of less than 10 years or has reached age 85. In this NY Times blog, the reader comments are as interesting as the article. Read article >
New Goldstein Family Hospice of Cincinnati and Fernside Grief Center
On November 20, 2011 Hospice of Cincinnati and Fernside, a center for grieving children, celebrated the opening of the first and only grief center in the Tri-State area. The grief center is located on the Hospice of Cincinnati campus in Blue Ash at Cooper Rd and Reed Hartman Highway. Thanks to a meaningful gift from Eddie and Arlene Goldstein, the grief center has been permanently named The Goldstein Family Hospice of Cincinnati and Fernside Grief Center. The mission of the Grief Center is to promote healing for life after loss.
HOC “Wins” the Vote; Accepts Check from The Kenwood
Hospice of Cincinnati leaders Sandra Lobert, Janet Montgomery, and Lauren Scharf had the opportunity to attend the opening of The Kenwood, by Senior Star, a 288-unit premier senior living community on Kenwood Road. The three-story residential building provides the full continuum of care from independent living to skilled nursing facilities.
Letting Go: What should medicine do when it can’t save your life?
Modern medicine is good at staving off death with aggressive interventions — and bad at knowing when to focus, instead, on improving the days that terminal patients have left.
The New Yorker, 8/2/2010. Click here to read the entire article.
End-Of-Life Care at Home Can Improve Quality of Life for Patients and Families
Oncologist Recommends Discussing Treatment Options
63-year-old Lois Riley and oncologist Alexi Wright talk about the decision to undergo less intensive chemo in order to spend quality time with family. ABC World News with Diane Sawyer, 12/27/2010.
Click here to watch the entire segment.
The Cost of Dying: End-of-Life Care
Many Americans spend their last days in an intensive care unit, subjected to uncomfortable machines or surgeries to prolong their lives at enormous cost. CBS News, 60 Minutes, 8/8/2010. Click here to watch the entire segment.
Hospice of Cincinnati Teen Volunteer Lends Comfort to the Dying
Kyle Nienaber, co-valedictorian at Beechwood High School, volunteers at Hospice of Cincinnati in Blue Ash every other Sunday. He has been giving his time to help the dying since he was 13, and recently received the Terrific Teen Award. Cincinnati Enquirer, 6/27/2010. Click here to read the entire article.
60 Minutes TV Segment on End of Life Care
60 Minutes ran a special segment called "The Cost of Dying". It includes a very well prepared,
in-depth 4 page article and 3 videos about end of life care and the value of hospice services.
CBS News, 60 Minutes, 11/22/2009. Click here to see the entire segment.
Preparing for the Final Hours
Should you have a living will specifying the kind of care you'd want at the end of life if you couldn't speak for yourself? Wall Street Journal, 8/18/2009. Click here to read the entire article.
At the End, Offering Not a Cure but Comfort
As an aging population wrangles with how to gracefully face the certainty of death, the moral and economic questions presented by palliative care are unavoidable. The New York Times, 8/19/2009. Click here to read the entire article.
|A Gourmet Sensation|
|Fine Dining & Wine
Saturday, September 7th, 2013
Duke Energy Convention Center
More than 1,000 guests sipped, tasted and grooved at last year’s Gourmet Sensation, which sported a new venue at the Duke Energy Convention Center.
"The popularity of the event made it possible for us to move to a new larger venue," Hospice of Cincinnati President & CEO Sandra Lobert said. "It's nice to see an event like this grow to be so popular because it truly is for a great cause."
Since the event was founded, more than 240 chefs have lent their expertise and talents to create over 8,000 different dishes served with 13,000 bottles of wine to more than 15,000 patrons. As a result, over $3 million has been raised in support of Hospice of Cincinnati's very important mission: to create the best possible and most meaningful end-of-life experience for all who need care and support in our community.
A Gourmet Sensation 2013 will feature more than 20 of the nation's finest chefs, each creating their favorite dishes served in a dinner-by-the-bite style. Each dish was paired with a signature wine, and new this year, the addition of craft beer, all courtesy of Heidelberg Distributing Co., Wine Trends and Ohio Valley Wine & Beer. Headlining this year's chef roster was The Palace Restaurant's executive chef Jose Salazar, voted Midwest Top Chef by Food & Wine Magazine.
Following the main event is the "A Gourmet Sensation –
For more information on A Gourmet Sensation 2013, please call Diane Perlaki at (513) 865-1619 or email Diane_Perlaki@TriHealth.com.
|Hike and 5K Run for Hospice|
|Hamilton Hike — Saturday, September 21, 2013
1010 Eaton Avenue, Hamilton
|9:30a||Hike Registration & Celebration Begin|
|Cincinnati Hike & 5K Run — Saturday, October 5, 2013
4310 Cooper Road, Cincinnati
|8:00a||5K Race Begins|
|9:30a||Hike Registration & Celebration Begin|
The Hike for Hospice of Cincinnati and Hike for Hospice of Hamilton are a special set of events giving participants the opportunity to race or hike in memory or in honor of a loved one while helping Hospice of Hamilton and Hospice of Cincinnati continue its high quality of care for terminally ill patients and their families.
Every fall for more than 30 years, rain or shine, Greater Cincinnatians donning rain slickers or sunglasses have traversed a 2.5-mile route through Blue Ash to raise funds and awareness for Hospice of Cincinnati.
The 5K Run is a USATF sanctioned scenic, flat, out and back course that starts and finishes at Hospice of Cincinnati. 5K Race categories include Male & Female 14 & under, 15-18, 19-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-69, 70 & over. Results will be posted at www.hospiceofcincinnati.org/hike.
Proceeds from the event help fund programs and services at Hospice of Cincinnati. In July 1998, Hospice of Hamilton began a similar hike to support its hospice programs. Consider forming a Hike team with family and friends, at work or church, or with your favorite organization.
Kenwood Country Club
The winter blues will give way to lush fairways and richly colored greens as the 13th annual Hospice of Cincinnati and Fernside Summertime Classic gets underway. The event once again will feature a dinner and silent auction Sunday night followed by golf Monday afternoon at the Kenwood Country Club’s two courses.
Last year’s Summertime Classic was host to nearly 300 guests on Sunday evening and 200 golfers on Monday - all in support of Fernside, an affiliate of Hospice of Cincinnati that supports children and families through grief. Many opportunities exist for corporate/individual sponsorships, dinner tickets, team play and volunteering. Come out and help Hospice of Cincinnati celebrate 13 years of support to Fernside! For more information on this year's event, please contact Lauren Scharf at 513-246-9230.
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