Friends of Hospice Donates $50,000 to Hospice Southwest
Southwest Washington Medical Center is honored to acknowledge Friends of Hospice for their fundraising efforts this past year in support of Hospice Southwest. Friends of Hospice recently presented the Southwest Foundation with a check valued at $50,000.
Friends of Hospice Southwest Washington, a 501 (c) (3) non-profit volunteer corporation, has worked for over 23 years and raised more than $500,000 to support hospice patients and their families. Today, with the help of many volunteers and donors, FOH continues its fundraising efforts.
These funds support the work at Hospice Southwest and the Ray Hickey Hospice House, where patients and families benefit from the best of medical and compassionate care for the terminally ill. The hospice teams are dedicated to easing the fear, anxieties and discomforts of patients and families suffering through the advanced stages of illness.
FOH hosts a variety of annual fundraising activities including their Fall Luncheon and Holiday Poinsettia Sale. General meetings are held on the third Monday of each month at 12:00pm in the Fir Willow Conference Room at Southwest’s Memorial Health Center, 100 E. 33rd St., Suite 201, Vancouver, WA. FOH can be reached at 360.696.5056 or online at www.friends-of-hospice.org.
Hospice Southwest, a program of Southwest Washington Medical Center, provides care for the terminally ill and their families in their own homes, adult family care homes and extended care facilities. In addition, the Ray Hickey Hospice House bridges the gap between home and traditional inpatient care for hospice patients. The hospice house offers local families an alternative home-like environment where loved ones may receive end-of-life care.
At Hospice Southwest, a multi-disciplinary team of professionals and volunteers works in partnership with the patient’s physician, to provide pain and symptom management, medical treatment and emotional and spiritual support. Hospice Southwest also offers a full array of bereavement programs for children and adults alike through the Stepping Stones Grief and Bereavement Center at Southwest’s Memorial Health Center.