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A Mission of Compassionate Care for Our Patients and Families

We operate under the philosophy that death is a natural part of life, and each individual has the right to be comfortable and cared for. Our non-profit organization provides for our patients’ social, emotional, and spiritual needs, as well as their physical necessities. We strive to recognize the individual values, preferences, and outlooks of our patients and their families to provide the kinds of caring, compassionate, comprehensive services they need in the final stages of life.

Smiling Nurse

The History of Our Hospice Organization

In February 1983, the public was invited to view the film “Hospice” at the Hillsdale Community Health Center. Following this film’s viewing, community members gathered and established a planning committee to investigate the need for hospice care in our county. This investigation uncovered great interest in the continuous care for terminally-ill patients in the area, and Hospice of Hillsdale County was established as an official non-profit, independent organization in August of that year. The first patients were admitted in 1984, creating resources for compassionate end-of-life care that had not been available here before and services for families going through the transition. Since then, Hospice of Hillsdale County has served nearly 3000 patients.

Hospice of Hillsdale County Today

Today, our hospice is a community-based in-home care program. We are a non-profit independent hospice not affiliated with any other organization and licensed and certified by the State of Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs Bureau of Health Care Services.
As a member of the National Hospice & Palliative Care Organization, the Home Care and Hospice Association of Michigan, we have the credentials, resources, networks, and experience to provide optimal end-of-life care and services for all our patients and their families.

Our Board of Directors

Our hospice is presently governed by a 15-member board of directors made up of residents of Hillsdale County. The hospice board continues to meet monthly and make essential decisions for the continuation of our work.

Jim Hubbell

President

Amy Otterbein

Vice-President

Rev. Jessica Hahn

Secretary

Alex Simmons

Treasurer

Members

Brian Barrett
Kimm Burger
Rebekah Dell
Jessica Hahn
Jim Hubbell
Rick Jenkins
Robin Kittle
Kerri Nash
Ashlyn Neveau
Amy Otterbein
Molly Parker
Connie Sexton
Alex Simmons
Brooks Van Aken
Joanna Wiseley

Our Staff

Shoshanna-Finegan
Shoshanna Finegan

BA, RN, Executive Director

Dr-Dustin-Kimball-May-21
Dustin Kimball

D.O., Medical Director

Dr-Samuel-Wickard-May-21
Samuel Wickard

PhD, Spiritual Advisor

Cindy-Magness-May-21
Cindy Magness

CPNP, Nurse Practitioner

Nichole-Van-Aken
Nichole Van Aken

BS, Office Manager

Amy-Bayer
Amy Bayer

BA, Volunteer/Marketing Coordinator

Michele-McCavit
Michele McCavit

Receptionist

Lisa-Baker
Lisa Baker

LPN, Medical Records

Cindy-Horwath
Cindy Horwath

BSN, RN, Patient Care Coordinator

Jessica-Westfall
Jessica Westfall

RN, Case Manager

Kim-Sanders
Kim Sanders

BSN, RN, Case Manager

Heidi-Holmes
Heidi Holmes

RN, Case Manager

Melanie-Blanchard
Melanie Blanchard

BSN, RN, On-Call Nurse

Sandra-Sharpley
Sandra Sharpley

RN, On-Call Nurse

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Erica Hepker

BSN, RN

Tammy-Gibson
Tammy Gibson

BSN, RN

Sandy-Hicks
Sandy Hicks

CNA

Chris-Harvey-Sanders
Chris Harvey-Sanders

CNA

Alicia-Bastein
Alicia Bastien

CNA

Susan-Shouse
Susan Shouse

LMSW, Social Worker

Karri-Sackrider-May-21
Karri Sackrider

LLMSW, Social Worker

Kristina-Doll-May-21
Kristina Doll

LBSW, Bereavement Coordinator

Erin-Brewer
Erin Brewer

Music Therapy

Contact Hospice of Hillsdale County to Know More

Our office is located at 124 S. Howell St., in Hillsdale, MI. Our office hours are 9-4 PM, Monday-Friday. When our patients need assistance after hours, on weekends, or holidays, they access our on-call staff by dialing the on-call phone at 517-398-4380. Our program also has 24-hour referral and case opening capabilities. We serve all of Hillsdale County, MI, and surrounding areas of Lenawee, Branch, and Jackson Counties. Contact us today for more information or to schedule a free informational visit.

Providing Dignity and Peace
Through Compassionate End of Life Care