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Hosparus Health Stories

    • 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 Cares 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…

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

    • Kourageous Kids
    • Stories

    “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…

    • Hosparus Health Benefits from Louisville Businessman’s Generosity

    • Donors
    • Stories

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

    • Knop Family Celebrates Wedding at Hosparus Health Inpatient Unit

    • Veteran Volunteers do Important Work for Veteran Patients

    • Stories
    • Veteran

    Hosparus Health patient and World War II veteran Frank DeYoe says his Sept. 12 Honor Flight was “the happiest day…

    • Volunteer Uses Natural Talents to Enhance Patients’ Lives

    • Stories
    • Volunteer

    Looking good makes us feel good, but treating ourselves to a haircut and style is a luxury most of us…

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

Videos

    • Debbie Trumbo, Hosparus Nursing Home Liaison

    • Rosine Edwards, Hosparus CNA

    • Nina Johnson, Hosparus Registered Nurse

    • Hosparus Health Overview

    • Become a Hosparus Health Nurse

    • The Hosparus Health Thrift Shoppe Family

    • Hosparus Health Thrift Shoppe Celebrates 25 Years

    • Hosparus Health Volunteer Celebrates 30 Years

    • Camp Evergreen 2017

    • Dancing With Our Southern Indiana Stars 2017 Highlights

    • Hosparus Health-Celebrating 40 Years

    • Hosparus Health Grief Counseling Center on WAVE3

Blog Articles

  • As professionals who help grieving people find their way through life-changing loss, we are always considering the question: What are…

    • Tool Helps Facilitate Conversations About End of Life Medical Care

    • Advocacy
    • Article

    The name Hosparus means, “We Guide Our Guests.” Helping patients and families experience the end of life with as much…

    • Board Certified Physicians Provide a High Level of Expertise

    • Article

    When a patient comes to Hosparus with a life-limiting illness, that doesn’t mean medical care is limited. What is does…

  • It’s a funny thing about hope. We talk a lot about it when we think we have no more of…

  • Life is … there are so many ways to finish that sentence. Life is unbelievably busy. Life is an unpredictable…

  • When someone close to a child dies — whether a parent, grandparent, sibling or even a friend — kids often…

    • Hosparus Health Social Workers Find Their Calling

    • Article
    • Employee

    For patients and families facing serious illnesses, Hosparus Health social workers help bring some order to a situation that can…

    • Hosparus Health Social Workers Find Their Calling

    • Article
    • Employee

    For patients and families facing serious illnesses, Hosparus Health social workers help bring some order to a situation that can…

    • April Awareness Encourages Difficult Conversations

    • Advocacy
    • Article

    We plan for marriages, births and graduations, but studies show that less than one-third of Americans plan for one of…

  • In my work with hospice over the years, I have learned that the mystery of death is always there in…

Volunteer stories

  • Life is … there are so many ways to finish that sentence. Life is unbelievably busy. Life is an unpredictable…

    • Bob Beatty Celebrates 30 Years as a Volunteer

    • Stories
    • Volunteer

    For Bob Beatty, volunteering his time with Hosparus Health of Central Kentucky for the past 30 years has given him…

    • The Hosparus Health Thrift Shoppe Family

    • Hosparus Health Volunteer Celebrates 30 Years

  • Over the years, she and her husband, John, began volunteering in patient care as well. They visit patients and families…

    • Hosparus Health Volunteers Are at the Heart of Our Care

    • Article
    • Volunteer

    We often say that volunteers are at the heart of hospice, and that’s quite literally true. A lot of people…

    • Volunteers on WHAS11 Great Day Live

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

    • Volunteer Uses Natural Talents to Enhance Patients’ Lives

    • Stories
    • Volunteer

    Looking good makes us feel good, but treating ourselves to a haircut and style is a luxury most of us…

  • Hosparus Health is committed to providing compassionate care not only for our patients, but also their families. Thanks to a…

    • Hosparus Health: A Veteran’s tribute

    • Put Your Passion into Action as a Specialty Volunteer

    • Article
    • Volunteer

    Hosparus was founded by volunteers some 40 years ago. At that time, most had full-time jobs as healthcare providers or…

  • One of human nature’s most effective ways of sabotaging happiness is to look at a beautiful scene and fixate on…
  • We are all constantly stressed about time. You have a major deadline for a project at work, and the stress…
    • We Don’t Have to Know Everything

    • Spiritual
    It’s OK not to know everything. Instead of rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic, we as leaders have to…
    • How Do You Talk to Yourself?

    • Spiritual
    What we say to other people is important, but what we say to ourselves is far more important. It is…
    • Finding Serenity

    • Spiritual
    Villains get punished and heroes triumph in well-made plays and books. In life it’s not easy to say who’s who.…
    • Measure Your Motives

    • Spiritual
    Sometimes it is great for our souls to stop and examine our motives. After all, why are we living? Many…
    • The Power of Love

    • Spiritual
    As you get older, life brings new uncertainties and changes. Luck becomes a much more visible companion of your life,…
    • Give Me Patience, But Please Hurry

    • Spiritual
    Not a day goes by, and usually not even an hour, when we don’t face the considerable challenge of waiting…
  • Facing conditions we would like to change, letting go of people we wish were different, takes growth, patience, tolerance. We’re…
  • I saw a happy woman today – someone who was vibrant with life. She was on television. She was so…
    • Giving and Taking Feedback

    • Spiritual
    Giving people feedback is an act of trust and confidence. It shows you believe in their ability to change, that…
    • The World Needs You

    • Spiritual
    The world needs you. We all need you. To get a handle on your fears, embrace then. Look them in…