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Hosparus Health Stories

  • Life with a seriously ill child can be challenging, but those challenges don’t have to overshadow the love and joy…

    • Family Honors Late Father by Providing Nursing Scholarships

    • Donors
    • Stories

    At just 34 years old, Brad Ruch is already creating a legacy because of his generosity. Over the last eight…

  • Matthew Duffy says he doesn’t know what his family would have done without Hosparus Health of Southern Indiana during his…

  • A trip to Key West, Florida. A weekend at Rough River Lodge. A reunion with 20 high school classmates. Cheering…

    • Hairstylist Volunteers His Time to Bring Dignity to Hospice Patients

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    “You matter because you are you, and you matter to the end of your life.” Dame Cicely Saunders said these…

    • Celebrating Another Year, Volunteer Asks for a Birthday Donation

    • Stories
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    Betty Holzapfel Smith, a Hosparus Health volunteer for over 4 years, celebrated her 85th birthday in July with a big…

    • A Volunteer Touched by Hosparus Health’s Care Organizes Day of Quilting

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    For Suzanne Davis, making quilts is her passion and volunteering for Hosparus Health of Central Kentucky (HCK) is a “labor…

    • Mom Honors Infant Son’s Memory By Spreading the Word About Kourageous Kids

    • Kourageous Kids
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    “Shocked and devastated” is how Katie Rubin describes her reaction after receiving a fatal diagnosis for her second child, Meyer,…

  • A hospice co-founder recounts history with Hosparus Health. I was born in Rock Island, Illinois, and raised in Western Illinois…

  • When she dreamed of her wedding as a little girl, Kristi Knop Stewart admits she never pictured herself getting married…

Videos

    • Veterans Memorial Dedication-WHAS 11 News

    • The Hosparus Health Thrift Shoppe Family

    • Knop Family Celebrates Wedding at Hosparus Health Inpatient Unit

    • Hosparus Health: A Veteran’s tribute

    • Hosparus Health-Celebrating 40 Years

    • Hosparus Health Inpatient Care Center Virtual Tour

    • Hosparus Health Heart Connection Program on Great Day Live

    • Hair Care Volunteer Helps Hospice Patient with A Day at the Races

    • Hosparus Health Overview

Blog Articles

  • Weeks into COVID-19 and you are likely experiencing restlessness—the grownups as well as the kids. If you are like most…

  • Why does everyone keep telling you to “take a walk?” “Get outside.” “Go enjoy the beautiful weather.” They want you…

  • The concept of mindfulness may have originated in Buddhism, but it is not a religious practice. Today, you can find…

  • Many of us assume we’ll be able to communicate our wishes until the very end. But no one can predict…

  • When we hear the word “journaling,” some of us might picture a 12-year-old girl pouring her heart out in her…

  • There’s no doubt that the emerging situation with coronavirus (COVID-19) has been stressful for many of us. It’s perfectly normal…

  • This week’s blog is part two in a series about what you can expect when engaging with Hosparus Health’s care.…

  • When you’re ready to make the most of the time you have left, Hosparus Health is here for you and…

  • The holidays are all about traditions and togetherness. Families who may not see each other often due to limited time…

  • When you hear the word “hospice,” what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Is it compassion? A supportive team…

Volunteer stories

    • Hospice Volunteers Should Not Practice Social Distancing

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    • Volunteer

    Let me be clear – the title of this blog is click bait. By no means do I suggest anyone…

    • Volunteer Prayer Beads Offer Comfort During Difficult Times

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    A little more than a month before the pandemic became widespread, a new way to provide care and comfort to…

    • Continue to Craft By Making Care Blankets

    • Volunteer

    Our patients take great comfort from blankets that are made by loving volunteers and donated to Hosparus Health. When a…

    • Volunteer Spotlight: Retired Army Veteran Continues to Serve

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    Hosparus Health volunteer Renee Finnegan made a career serving others fearlessly and compassionately. Today, she continues to take care of…

    • Volunteer and Patient Recreate a 45 Year Old Shop Project

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    Andy Kiehl joined Hosparus Health volunteers in May 2019 after one of our resource nurses recruited him in a yoga…

    • Hairstylist Volunteers His Time to Bring Dignity to Hospice Patients

    • Stories
    • Volunteer

    “You matter because you are you, and you matter to the end of your life.” Dame Cicely Saunders said these…

    • Celebrating Another Year, Volunteer Asks for a Birthday Donation

    • Stories
    • Volunteer

    Betty Holzapfel Smith, a Hosparus Health volunteer for over 4 years, celebrated her 85th birthday in July with a big…

    • A Volunteer Touched by Hosparus Health’s Care Organizes Day of Quilting

    • Stories
    • Volunteer

    For Suzanne Davis, making quilts is her passion and volunteering for Hosparus Health of Central Kentucky (HCK) is a “labor…

    • Hosparus Health’s Hospice Prison Program Part 3: Volunteer Inmates

    • Article
    • Volunteer

    This week’s blog is the final installment in a three-part series about Hosparus Health’s volunteer program at the Kentucky State…

    • Hosparus Health’s Hospice Prison Program Part 2: How One Doctor Eases the ‘Compassionate

    • Article
    • Volunteer

    This week’s blog is the second in a three-part series about Hosparus Health’s volunteer program at the Kentucky State Reformatory,…

    • Hosparus Health’s Hospice Prison Program Part 1: Longtime Volunteer Shares His Experience

    • Article
    • Volunteer

    This week’s blog introduces a three-part series about Hosparus Health’s inmate volunteer program at the Kentucky State Reformatory, sharing stories…

    • Pet Therapy Volunteers Bring Comfort and Joy to Hosparus Health Patients

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    Hosparus Health could not provide compassionate hospice and palliative care to our patients and families without our wonderful volunteers. We’re…

    • Employees Support Sierra Leone Hospice During COVID-19 Pandemic

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    During a crisis, it’s human nature to focus on the problems closest to home. Thanks to the generosity of our…
  • The world is in crisis. Every single one of us is affected in some way. Businesses are closed, families are…
    • Family Honors Late Father by Providing Nursing Scholarships

    • Donors
    • Stories
    At just 34 years old, Brad Ruch is already creating a legacy because of his generosity. Over the last eight…
  • With the help of generous donors, Hosparus Health once again made the holidays a little brighter for our Kourageous Kids and…
  • You might know me as Director of Development for Hosparus Health, but this amazing organization touched my life long before…
  • It was another amazing celebration of compassionate care at Hosparus Health 14th annual Candle Glow Gala in November! Nearly 650…
  • It was another unforgettable night at Hosparus Health’s 13th Annual Dancing with Our Southern Indiana Stars in September! More than…
    • Dancing with our Southern Indiana Stars 2018 Highlights

    • We Need Your Help with the Nonprofit Tax Bill Clean-up!

    • Article
    • Donors
    House Bill 354, an omnibus tax clean-up bill that includes language regarding nonprofits and sales tax, passed as expected out…
    • Dr. Joe Rotella Compassion Award: Robyn Mathias, CHPNA

    • Sherrill Thirlwell Award-Jim Ryan

    • Hosparus Health Benefits from Louisville Businessman’s Generosity

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    James “Jim” Ryan, 80, says he hopes to leave a legacy that will “do some good for people” after he’s…