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Leaning In

By Kristin Dow, M. Div., KCH Chaplain Published:  August 9, 2022 I still recall the first lesson I learned in my years training to be a healthcare Chaplain. It came from a quote by Anton Boison, who is widely considered...

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Starting Hospice Care for a Loved One

By Marie Marley, KCH Volunteer Published:  July 12, 2022 What happens when your loved one is ready for hospice care but you aren’t? I would like to share my personal experience with this situation, when I lived in Cincinnati. Ed,...

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Day to Day as a CNA

By Natoya Jones, CNA, Palliative Home Care Published:  June 21, 2022 [caption id="attachment_24386" align="alignright" width="139"] Natoya Jones, KCH CNA[/caption] One of the first reasons that come to mind as to why being a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) is important to...

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Circle of Lights: A night to remember

By Angela Ross, KCH Content Specialist Published: June 7, 2022 As rain comes pouring down from the sky, a gloomy day like this usually puts me in a somber mood, but not today. Today I look forward to spending the...

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Nurses play an impactful role on our hospice and palliative care team

By Kim Scire, RN, KCH Team Lead Published:  May 23, 2022 A nurse’s role on the care team Being asked to provide insight into the role nursing plays in hospice and palliative care is a true delight for me. In...

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Bringing Heart & Soul to the business of resale

By Mary Zahner Bauer, KCH Director of Donor Relations Published:  May 10, 2022 Have you ever walked into a store and immediately fell in love with every item you saw? When you feel like you have found the perfect place...

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Inspiration Meets Passion

By Bethany Vonseggern, KCH Communications Coordinator Published: April 26, 2022 What inspires you? Is it your surroundings, hobbies, loved ones, art? This list could go on and on as there is no one singular answer, is there? Inspiration can take...

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Why I Volunteer to Visit People With Alzheimer’s

By Marie Marley, KCH Volunteer  Published: April 12, 2022 Everyone wants to be needed. We all want to feel we're making a difference in someone else's life. We could even say it's a universal human need. When I began volunteering...

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Finding Peace

By Angela Ross, KCH Content Specialist  Published: March 29, 2022 Finding a peaceful moment each day can be difficult, especially when your life is busy with so many obligations like work, school, children or extracurricular activities for yourself or others....

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Social workers provide meaningful support within the hospice team

By Lisa Brooks, MSW, LCSW KCH Social Worker Published: March 15, 2022 When I was asked to describe being a social worker in hospice, so many thoughts flooded my mind. It’s challenging, heartbreaking, joyful, and fulfilling. I’m often asked, “How...

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