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St. Francis Reflections and the St. Francis Reflections Foundation have added some familiar faces to their Boards. Steve Griffin was recently added to the Foundation board and in May was also voted to serve on the St. Francis board in a dual role. Steve also lends his hand to St. Francis both in Pet Therapy with his loving dog Sparky, as well as volunteering with our Veteran’s Program both directly with Veteran patients pinning ceremonies and speaking around the county.

Two other familiar faces are Fiona Pearce and Trinity Graham. These two additions were made with some deliberate thought. Shawn Bassham the Chief Philanthropy Officer saw a need for specific representation for the board. Trinity Graham will be the board member who represents over 200 employees at St. Francis. Trinity is the Director of APRN and has worked in our palliative care program for more than five years.

Fiona Pearce will join Steve in representing the 140+ volunteer heroes who bring their time and talent to the work of St. Francis. Many of them provide gifts as well to help us achieve our goals. Fiona has for six years cared for patients and their families. In addition to providing caregiver relief in the patients’ homes she has worked with the bereavement staff in both group meetings and calling grieving family members to offer support.

Both Trinity and Fiona are Heart of Hospice recipients – an honor that comes directly from those who work and volunteer at St. Francis. This recognition is truly the reflections of love that uplifts lives. All three individuals give of themselves every day to the benefit of St. Francis and their communities. We welcome them to a new opportunity to serve and are grateful for their willingness to love and serve patients and families.

Reflections of Life Articles: April 2021

Wild, Wet and Wonderful – Laughter is the Best Medicine

When the last school bell rang we wanted to help our NorthStar families kick off the summer season and what better way than with a Carnival! For over a year St. Francis Reflections limited in person events, so our NorthStar Program Coordinator, Lynn Kiefer set out to find creative ways to engage our NorthStar families. …

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Across the Pond

The staff and volunteers of St. Francis Reflections have the privilege of pinning United States Military Veterans as a way of honoring their service. In May, St. Francis Reflections had a unique opportunity to pin a friend from across the pond. St. Francis Reflection’s staff were joined by Lieutenant General William Welser, III to pin …

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Compassionate Care X2

Creating a seamless road for those with a life-limiting illness takes thoughtful planning and qualified people. As St. Francis Reflections continues its work in both palliative care and hospice there was a need to add professionals who truly bring the credentialed abilities but also have the heart of compassion for those we serve. In pursuit …

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Partnered with Parents

When a mother says to you, “I want every person to see my child as a miracle and not a disability.” We listen. St. Francis commits to being that champion for every child and their particular needs. When illness or injury creates life-limiting situations our goal is to provide the best life possible for each …

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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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