Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare was awarded the WorthyWorks Award by the Wayne County Community Foundation and the Orrville Area Chamber of Commerce.
Sara Patton, executive director of the Wayne County Community Foundation, presented Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare with the award. Each year, the WorthyWorks Award honors two local not-for-profit organizations that make an impact in the Orrville and Wooster communities. Recipients of the award exemplify the organization’s commitment to bettering the community.
In addition, Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare received a donation of $1,000 from the Wayne County Community Foundation to continue providing superior care and superior services.
“It is an honor to receive the WorthyWorks Award,” said Kurt Holmes, executive director of Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare. “Our incredible interdisciplinary team of physicians, nurses, personal care specialists, social workers, chaplains, therapists, bereavement counselors and volunteers allow Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare to provide superior, individualized care to each patient and family we have the privilege of serving.”
The WorthyWorks Award was part of a larger annual celebration hosted by the Orrville Area Chamber of Commerce. The event honors community members and local organizations who play significant roles in the Orrville community. This year, the event was held virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare, a not-for-profit organization established in 1982, is an affiliate of Ohio’s Hospice that serves communities in Wayne, Holmes, Ashland and Medina counties. It embodies the spirit of neighbors caring for neighbors with a commitment to relieve suffering, ease fears, and provide companionship along life’s last journey. Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare addresses patient and family needs wherever the patient calls home. Services also include access to the Stanley C. and Flo K. Gault Inpatient Pavilion, providing short-term patient care to manage acute symptoms, adjust medications, or stabilize patient condition.