Hand in Hand * Heart to Heart

"If people truly see the sanctity of life, they will understand that we are here to care for each other with love and compassion.  We will do nothing to hasten a person's demise, but allow the disease to progress in a normal fashion - making sure that the person is comfortable!  We truly try to preserve "pro-life" hospice mission."

Hospice Patients Alliance

Services

These basic hospice services are available to all eligible patients, regardless of insurance coverage or the ability to pay:

 

  • Nursing

  • Certified Nursing Assistant

  • Medical Social Work

  • Dietary Counseling

  • Pastoral Services

  • Volunteer Services

  • Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapy

  • Bereavement Services

  • Pain and Symptom Management

  • Durable Medical Equipment

Charity Hospice is currently operating as an "in-home" agency serving patients in their homes. Services are also available to persons residing in nursing facilities and personal care homes.
 
Vision Statement:
Our vision is to ensure that no terminally ill patient will face their “journey” alone or in pain, because of their family’s inability to provide care or the patient’s lack of resources to pay.
 

Mission Statement:

Our mission is to attempt to provide the highest quality and compassionate end of life care to patients and their families.  Our mission also includes education of patients, families, and our community regarding hospice and palliative care.  

Monthly Events:

Bereavement Support Group

        Third Wednesday of every month -1:00  @ Prime Time on Lovers Lane in Steubenville

Bereavement Luncheon

     Third or Fourth Thursday -1:00 @ Murray's Restaurant in Wintersville - Please call to verify

                                   Evening Bereavement Support Group

            Last Tuesday of the month - 6:00 @ Crossroads Christian Church in Wintersville  

  For more information regarding Bereavement Groups or Events, please contact Dana                                Campbell, Spiritual Care and Bereavement Coordinator at

(740) 264-2280.

2019 Accomplishments

In 2019, we continued to provide excellent care while ensuring we were operating in full compliance with all federal and state regulations.

  • Our satisfaction ratings from family caregivers continued to be over 90% and higher than the national average.

  • We formalized our Annual Training program for the Board of Trustees and staff and completed all of the required trainings of CMS and the organization. We utilized the expertise of our staff as well as the resources of the community as presenters.

  • All staff members completed CPR Training which had not been done in several years.

  • We secured the services of Dr. William Johns, as our Associate Medical Director. Dr. Johns has been a practicing physician in the local community for over 40 years. He works alongside our Medical Director, Dr. Abdullah Kalla.

  • We secured the services of Attorney Gary Repella. Gary, who has assisted the organization in reviewing numerous contracts, is providing his services pro bono, which is a tremendous cost saving measure for us.

  • Our survey of local health care professionals regarding their satisfaction with the services and staff of Charity Hospice revealed very positive results although the return rate was somewhat underwhelming.

  • We joined the Jefferson County Emergency Planning Committee and began attending quarterly meetings. This has been instrumental in ensuring we are as prepared as possible for local disasters or infectious outbreaks. We have started to build relationships with the committee members which will be invaluable any time we need to call on the committee.

  • We participated in and sponsored various activities including monthly bingo at the Primetime Senior Center. Some of the seniors’ favorite activities included blood sugar screenings by one of our RNs and Christmas ornament making with our social workers.

  • We developed and printed booklets on hospice care which included specific information about when a patient should be referred for hospice services. These booklets were distributed to physicians and health care facilities in the 3 counties we serve as well as 6 hospitals in Pittsburgh. 

  • We continued to mentor students from different disciplines. For the first time in several years we hosted a social work student and we continued to host nursing students from 3 local institutions (Franciscan University, WV Northern Community College and Eastern Gateway University).

  • We provided educational programs throughout the tri-state area.

    • Ethics training for social workers in West Virginia sponsored by the Carriage Inn.

    • Supportive education to the Radiation staff at Teramana Cancer Center

    • Surviving the Holidays program for grieving families

    • Caregiver support training for Harrison County caregivers

  • We received a grant from the Esther Simmons Foundation through PNC Bank. These funds are utilized to provide respite services to family caregivers. We also use the funds to supplement the cost of transportation services to patients living in the city of Steubenville.

  • In July, we successfully transitioned to a new provider for our Electronic Medical Records (EMR) and billing services. We have been able to receive payment for our services in a timely manner and recoup monies that were previously owed.

  • We raised over $3000 from our annual poinsettia memorial tree. This year we had a dedication ceremony around the tree which was attended by family members and supporters of the organization.

  • We participated in numerous community activities including

    • Breast Cancer Awareness event at Fort Steuben Mall with Trinity Health System

    • Collection of toiletries for children in the Indian Creek School System

    • Collection of goods for the Friendship Room for the homeless

    • Participated in the Cadiz and Steubenville Christmas parades

    • Participated in several local Health Fairs

    • Sponsored numerous community events in support of families and other service providers (i.e. charity walks/runs, fundraising activities, etc)

 

Charity Hospice Job Opportunities:

 

No openings at this time.

Feel free to submit your resume for future positions.

   Please send your resume to jgilham@charityhospice.org or by mail to:                                     PO Box 2483 Wintersville, OH  43953

 

   

Call us today: 740-264-2280

 

500 Luray Drive

Wintersville, Ohio 43953

 

 

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