Reflections of Life

Honoring our Stars

Each year our staff have the opportunity to nominate colleagues they feel not only do a wonderful job, but go above and beyond the call of duty for the Heart of Hospice Stars Award. This year our staff and volunteers have all risen above the challenges we faced, so it was exceptionally hard to narrow …

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St. Francis Executive Shares Her Father’s Hospice Story

On January 1, 2020, my father quietly took his last breath. It was the most peaceful ending that I could have envisioned for my sweet Dad. Our journey during his final months is one that I will cherish forever. It was a journey shaped by love. Several months earlier, EMS flashed on the caller ID. …

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NorthStar’s Movie Night and Art in the Park – Fun is a Fundamental Force

What do popcorn, movies, candy, cactuses, pots, scavenger hunting and magic carpets have in common? Kids and Fun. The creative staff of our child grief program, NorthStar came up with Outdoor Movie Night where families could ride a magic carpet with Aladdin while eating popcorn, candy and of course a soft drink. Several weeks later, …

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Te-Kisha’s Life and Legacy

It began as an idea to honor the late Te-Kisha Ferguson, through a fund that celebrated her legacy of giving back to our community. Te-Kisha’s Fund was established to help meet the unmet needs of our patients, such as groceries, utilities, linens and other needs that make daily living more comfortable. The first place we …

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Steve Griffin New St. Francis Foundation Board Member

When the foundation is looking to add a new board member, we look no further than our wonderful volunteers at St. Francis. We are delighted that Steve was willing to step up and be a part. The following was written previously but highlights how Steve gives back to his community. We would like to congratulate …

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