Hospice of Washington County received a very special donation today from the Washington County Sheriff's Department. Today Deputy Sheriff Nolan Burke brought in the 2016 No Shave November donation that he and his fellow co-workers collected during their yearly fundraiser. Throughout the month of November the deputy's, jailer's and other staff are allowed to grow a beard for a fundraiser of their choosing. For the past 4 years Hospice of Washington County has been the recipient of their generosity. In 2013 they raised $2,238.00, in 2014 they raised $1885.00, in 2015 they raised $2,025.00 and for 2016 they raised $2,547.00 for a grant total of $8,695.00 over those 4 years. 


Wow, we are humbled and very, very touched by their generosity! A huge thank you to the Washington County Sheriff's office and especially Deputy Sheriff Nolan Burke for putting this fundraiser together!

 

 

 

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Hospice of Washington County

 

Would like to invite you and your family to share with us in honoring your

loved one during our Community Memorial Service

Sunday, November 20, 2016at 2:00p.m.

United Presbyterian Church209 East Main Street Washington, Iowa

The annual Community Memorial Service is open to all persons in our community who have experienced a loss of a loved one. The service will feature a video tribute and candle lighting ceremony dedicated to our loved ones that have passed away over recent years.

 

Your loved one will only be included in the video tribute and recognized during the candle lighting ceremony by submitting two (2) pictures of your loved one.  Please include the full name of the person, their date of birth, and their date of passing.

All photos should be sent or brought to Hospice of Washington County, 948 E. 11thStreet, Washington, IA  52353.  Photos also, may be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  All photos need to be submitted by

Monday, November 14th.

We invite you to share this invitation with family and friends who may find this event meaningful.   

Following the service you are invited to stay for refreshments.

 

 

 

 

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Community Memorial Trees

 

 

 

Hospice of Washington County will be displaying the Community Memorial Trees at the Washington Public Library starting November 30th and throughout the month of December. We invite you to donate an ornament in your loved ones memory to be displayed on the trees, this year and for many years to come. Ornaments will become property of Hospice of Washington County therefore not returnable and will be placed on the tree year after year.

This is a community wide tribute; your loved one did not need to have hospice services to be honored on the Community Memorial Trees

We would like the ornament to indicate who it is to memorialize in a manner that is permanent, either on the ornament or by a securely attached tag. Please include any important information such as names and dates.

Please submit memorial ornaments to Hospice of Washington County 948 East 11th Street; Washington, IA or call for more information 319.653.7321.

 

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We said "Good-bye" to our Fabulous Executive Director, Jean Wollenberg on Friday, October 28. We welcome Cathy Buffington, one of our Board Members and a beloved local nurse to be our Interim Executive Director until we find a permanent Executive Director for our team.Katie Miller our Board President will be helping with the transition. Our wonderful, caring staff is very dedicated to making sure each and everyone of our patients and their families are well taken care of as always. If you have any questions or concerns please don't hesitate to contact us here at the office. 319.653.7321 we will be happy to assist you.

 

Sitting Katie Miller Board President, Standing L - R Jean Wollenberg, Former Executive Director; Cathy Buffington, Interim Executive Director.

 

 

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Check out our Careers page for current job openings.

 

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21st ANNUAL SOUP SUPPER & SILENT AUCTION


Tuesday, January 26, 2016 from 4:30 - 6:30P.M.
at the United Presbyterian Church, 209 East Main Street, Washington, Iowa

Adults & carryout $8.00
Children 6 - 12 $4.00
Children 5 and under free (eat in only)

We have several different types of soups, fresh baked breads, and homemade desserts & pies. Our annual silent auction is not to be missed. We have several one of a kind items, hand crafted quilts and other hand crafted goodies. Several businesses in the community donate items for the auction and we have so many generous community members and hospice families that donate items to the auction as well. We start the bidding at 4:30p and close the bidding at 6:30p. The highest bid takes the merchandise. For more information or to make a donation for the silent auction please call Robyn at 319.653.7321. All proceeds will go directly to patient care. All donations are welcome.

Tickets may be purchased in advance at
Hospice of Washington County
948 E 11th Street
Washington, IA 52353
office 319.653.7321 or at the door on the day of the event For more information call 319.653.7321

 

 

Hospice of Washington County Community Memorial Trees

Hospice of Washington County will be displaying the Community Memorial Trees at the Washington Public Library starting November 27th, and throughout the month of December.  We invite you to donate an ornament, of your choosing, in your loved ones memory to be displayed on the tree, this year and for many years to come.  We have had the pleasure to receive many ornaments that make the Memorial Trees overflowing with unique remembrances of each loved one.  We have personalized ornaments of tractors, personal photos, cardinals, Harley Davidson, fishing, baking, gardening, and    hand-made craft ornaments that are a small representation of who they are to honor.

Ornaments will be placed on the trees for many years.  Ornaments will become property of Hospice of Washington County therefore not returnable so they can continue to be placed on the trees each year.

Please indicate who the ornament is to memorialize in a manner that is permanent, either on the ornament itself or by a securely attached tag.  Please bring ornaments to the Hospice of Washington County office 948 E. 11th Street, Washington, Iowa.

 

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Reminder.....

On September 5th we will be selling tickets for the quilt at the Washington Craft Fair.

At 3pm we draw the lucky winners name. You don't need to be present to win.

If you would like tickets please stop by the farmers market or contact the office or a

staff member at 319-653-7321.


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Grief Support Group      

New Group Starting this month!

Our goal is to provide you with reinforcement tools, support, and a safe place where you can talk about the tough questions.

It is an opportunity to share and listen to others going through a similar experience. 

HWC’s Bereavement Services are free and open to anyone who has lost a loved one. 

Please contact Jina, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you are interested in attending or learning more.

 Starts Wednesday, September 16th 

10AM ~ 11:30AM

Group meets weekly on Wednesdays mornings @ Hospice of Washington County office

Dates of Group: Sept. 16th, Sept. 23rd, Sept. 30th, Oct.7th, Oct. 14th, & Oct. 21st

 

 

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We are gearing up for our annual Memorial 5K Walk/Run on September 19th. This is a community event that gives families and friends an opportunity to celebrate and honor the lives of their loved ones. Please contribute 2 photos of your loved one, their personal information along with a personal note of 60 words of less for the honor banners that we display along the event pathway.

Join us in showing support for your local hospice and help us to continue to provide "care when it matters most" to all our community members. For more information or to download a registration form please go to the Main Menu - Hospice Calendar - and under the 5K Memorial Walk Run event is a registration form you can download!

 

 

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Hospice Advocates Visit Capitol

Last week, March 24,2014, hospice advocates spent the afternoon talking to Iowa legislators about the importance of hospice to Iowa’s residents as part of HPCAI Legislative Day. Participants met with House Minority Leader. Mark Smith (D-Marshalltown) to discuss issues impacting hospice providers, including facility regulation and Medicaid reimbursement.

Advocates also met with their individual representatives and senators.  Because of the time and effort put in by volunteers, legislators are reminded of the value and importance of hospice care.

Below: Are advocates meeting with Rep. Jared Klein from Hospice of Washington County.


(from left) Margaret Lewis, Danielle Stouder, Representative Jared Klein (R-Keota), and Jean Wollenberg from the Hospice of Washington County