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A Work of Art
January 31, 2012

ospice of Hope Ohio Valley recently donated a framed print of the painting 'Misty Morn', a work by local artist James "Skip" Werline, to the Morgan-Bodenhamer Senior Center in Hillsboro, OH on Friday.

Michael Parker, Director of Public Relations and development added, “We are really lucky to have such a strong and vibrant Senior Center in our area. An assembly of good people such as this is what make this community so strong. We hope that this gift will remind our community that our doors are open and available to help those that are truly in need.”

Pictured from left are senior center director Mechelle Frost, and Sharon Fulkerson, Erin Richmond, Michael Parker and Ashley Willian of Hospice of Hope.

Sack Lunch for Sam
May 5, 2011

ospice of Hope would like to express our appreciation for our community's support for our “Sack Lunch for Sam” fundraiser. We are excited to announce that we sold 417 sack lunches and received close to $900 in donations, raising nearly $3,000. After purchase of food and supplies we will be presenting Sandy and her family a donation of over $2,400 from this one event. This would not have been possible without the support of our community and out dedicated staff. (pictured are Hospice of Hope team members that helped make this fundraiser a success)

Leadership Horizons Explores Health & Human
Services Day
February 10, 2011

he 2010-2011 Leadership Horizons class had a full agenda for their monthly session which took place on Thursday, January 13. The sessions focus was on health and human services within our Buffalo Trace District. The day began at Fleming County Hospital where the diverse group of community leaders were treated to a wonderful breakfast and an enlightening discussion on Electronic Medical Record (EMR) and other medical technologies. The eventful day then moved onto the Women's Crisis Center (WCC) whom provided an in-depth tour of their facility. Leadership Horizon participants were impressed by the numbers of lives touched by the WCC; it was evident what an impact the center has on those that utilize the facility.

The day continued with a new addition to the Health & Human Services Day agenda, as the group visited the Buffalo Trace District Health Department for a tour and informative session on the important role the health department plays in the community. Next, the group made a lunch time visit to Meadowview Regional Medical Center (MRMC) where they enjoyed an overview of what was new and upcoming at the hospital by CNO, Michael Pittman. PrimaryPlus and its trademarked LEAP program were also on-hand to provide free health screenings to participants. Later in the day, the group continued with its agenda touring other health and human related services in the Buffalo Trace area visiting both the Dialysis Center and the Maysville Cancer Treatment Center. The fun-filled day ended with a trip to Hospice of Hope. During this tour they were treated to full body massages and hand wax treatments as well as a general overview of the end-of-life services provided by Hospice of Hope.

Proceeds From 4th Annual Festival of Hope Was Presented to Hospice of Hope
September 28, 2010

t a recent district meeting, members of the Order of the Eastern Star, District 22 presented a check to Hospice of Hope Ohio Valley for proceeds of the annual Festival of Hope. This marked the 4th year the Order of Eastern Star has been hosting this fundraiser. This year‚s event, which was held a the Clermont County Fairgrounds raised over $9,500 to benefit Hospice of Hope and enhance quality end-of-life hospice care. Since 2007, when the fundraiser first started, the Order of the Eastern Star has raised over $37,000 for Hospice of Hope Ohio Valley.

Thanks to the Hospice of Hope Inpatient Center
August 26, 2010

o Beverly, Lisa, Chad, Thomas, Melissa and all the other wonderful people at Hospice of Hope Inpatient Center at Adams Country Regional Medical Center,
We cannot thank you enough for everything you have done. We sincerely feel we have met some wonderful new friends that have shown so much love, compassion, caring and tenderness not only to Bert but to our family.

Thank you again. - the Childers family.

With Our Thanks
August 11, 2010

he family of Dennis D. Thompson would like to express our heartfelt appreciation to all that assisted us in providing care to our loved during his illness and passing. We especially would like to thank Dr. David Gunderman, Lexie with Social Services at Crestwood Care Center, Jennifer and Gail in case management at Highland District Hospital, and Melissa and Crystal with Hospice of Hope Ohio Valley. We are very saddened by his death, but remembering the comfort and kindness that he received will help diminish the pain of our loss. The sensitivity and support provided to our family by all helped us through a very difficult time. We would also like to say thank you for all the food, cards, flowers, kinds words and monetary donations his memory to Hospice of Hope Ohio Valley. Lastly, we would like to say a special thank you to Craig Turner of Turner Funeral Homes for the excellent services he provided to our family during time of need.

Sincerely, the family of Dennis D. Thompson

Hospice of Hope Receives Grant Funding From
United Way
June 22, 2010

ospice of Hope recently received funding from the United Way of Mason County for $10,753. Since 2000, Hospice of Hope has received more than $63,000 to help fund programs such as Mountain Pathway, Camp ECHO, Complimentary Therapy, Volunteer Programs and other Bereavement Services. Each year, with the help of local business and their loyal employees, the area United Way chapter holds a donation drive. The money collected is then awarded, by application, to area non-profit organizations. The United Way of Mason County is unique as all of the money raised is distributed with nothing allocated for administrative costs. Hospice of Hope greatly appreciates the support of the United Way of Mason County and those who donate to this organization.

Adams County Children's Home Christmas
January 19, 2010

or the second straight year Hospice of Hope employees collected and donated Christmas gifts to the children of the Adams County Children's Home. Prior to Christmas the children were able to create a wishlist of needed items and for the most part, Hospice of Hope employees were able to meet their requests. Each child received around 10 presents each. The children had a blast and said "thank you" over and over again, they were extremely appreciative!

Pictured here are the presents prior to taking them to the Children's Home
Hospice of Hope Receives Brown County Charity Horse Show Proceedes
November 7, 2009

rown County Charity Horse Show Manager, Jenny Moran, recently presented Hospice of Hope the proceeds from the 38th annual Brown County Charity Horse Show, held this past June at the Brown County Fairgrounds in Georgetown, Ohio.  The horse show has been a Brown County tradition since 1972.   This year's show raised $7,000 for Hospice of Hope Ohio Valley, which will allow for the continuance of quality hospice care to our terminally ill patients in the 12 counties we serve in Southern Ohio and Northern Kentucky.   The 40 th annual Brown County Charity Horse Show will be held June 10-12, 2010 at the Brown County Fairgrounds in Georgetown, Ohio.

Kavin Cartmell Meets with Long time Hospice Supporter Dwight Marriott
November 7, 2009

t a recent meeting, Hospice of Hope Executive Director Kavin Cartmell met with Long time supporter Dwight Marriott. Dwight and his late wife Inez have been loyal supporters to the mission, vision, and values of our organization over the past two decades. As a thank you to the years of support, Hospice of Hope announced that they are donating a spot on their Mt. Orab donor Mural in memory of Inez Marriott. She was a friend to all and will be greatly missed.

Pictured are Dwight Marriott with Kavin Cartmell
GE Community Service Fund Donates 5K
October 9, 2009

eneral Electric in Peebles, Ohio recently donated $5,000 from the GE Community Service Fund. Each year General Electric through contributions from local employees donates money towards end-of-life care.

Pictured are Turm Helton with GE and Wanda Paul with Hospice of Hope
Hillsboro Eagles Conduct Poker Run for Hospice
October 9, 2009

agle Riders of the Hillsboro, OH Eagles club #1161 recently conducted a Poker Run with proceeds benefiting Hospice of Hope. Event was coordinated by Judy Roberts who recently had firsthand experience with our organization.

Excerpts from letter written by Judy Roberts

"My first real knowledge of Hospice of Hope came when I was taking care of my mother who suffered from Alzheimer's Disease. With virtually no help from family members, I turned to the medical community for help. Hospice of Hope came into my home the last few months of her life and what a blessing it was. They were there for me 24/7 if needed. Hospice of Hope had someone there to help me through the last hours that were both painful to me and to my mother. I can never thank these people enough for everything they did for me and for my mother!"

Wanda Paul Awarded the "Heart of Hospice Award"
October 9, 2009

ong time Volunteer Coordinator Wanda Paul (left) accepts "Heart of Hospice" award from Executive Director Kavin Cartmell. Mrs. Paul recently retired from Hospice of Hope after serving more than 16 years. For her dedication to our mission, vision and values she was nominated and granted this prestigious award.

West Union Walmart Donates Money
October 9, 2009

ospice of Hope accepts a donation from West Union Wal-Mart. For many years now, West Union Wal-Mart has been a strong community partner of Hospice of Hope by making yearly contributions as well as donations of smaller gifts throughout the year. Hospice of Hope appreciates and values the support of organizations such as this that help drive our vision of quality end-of-life care.

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