2016 at a Glance...
In April, Center for Hospice Care volunteer Dale Kern received the John E. Kreuger, MD Hospice Caring Award. Dale has been a hospice volunteer since the late 1980s. This award is given annually to a volunteer who exemplifies this commitment.
At the end of July, CHC acquired Milton Adult Day Services (MADS). MADS was a program of Alzheimer's and Dementia Services of Northern Indiana (ADSNI) which is owned by REAL Services. MADS is located at 922 East Colfax in South Bend.
On September 22, a CHC patient took to the skies on an Honor Flight to Washington, DC. 91-year-old Wilbur Lewis from South Bend left from the 122nd Air National Guard Base in Fort Wayne. He returned that same evening where he received a hero's welcome from the community and CHC staff.
In September, Center for Hospice Care opened the region's first freestanding, independent palliative care outpatient clinic. The Center for Palliative Care is now accepting appointments via physician referrals for palliative care consultations. The clinic is located at 211 North Cedar Street in Mishawaka. To make a referral, please call 574-367-2476.
South Bend Hospice House celebrated 20 years in September. Since it opened on September 23, 1996, it has been home to more than 5,000 patients and their families.
In October, the Veterans Memorial was dedicated at the Mishawaka Campus. It's located along the banks of the St. Joseph River. The memorial honors all five branches of the U.S. military. Senator Joe Donnelly and the U.S. Navy Band were part of the ceremony.