Wings is a monthly newsletter about Hospice of Southern Illinois' news, hospice updates,  and information on events, volunteers, and veterans. Our mission is to enhance the quality of life for individuals and their loved ones touched by a terminal illness.
Hospice Happenings

Hospice of Southern Illinois is very proud to have the honor of hosting the only PGY-2 (post-graduate, year 2) in Pain and Palliative Care Pharmacy Residency Program housed in a hospice, in the United States. We are pleased to introduce and welcome the full-time, on-staff, PGY-2 Pharmacy Resident, Brad Rea, PharmD. Our patients, families and organization will directly benefit from this very special program, which is 1 of 15 in the country and the only 1 fully funded by a hospice. Dr. Rea will play a critical role in delivering the highest quality end-of-life care to patients and families we serve. He will also help us grow and continue providing top-notch, end-of-life care as your local, not-for-profit hospice. 
 

Heavy Hearts, Honoring Friends

It is with heavy hearts we share with our community the loss of two of our own, Karol Hunter and Sara Buttimer. When you work in hospice care, we may be numb our own feelings from  the true hurt, constant grief and raw emotions that our patients and their families feel.  In the past month, we were reminded the importance of what we do. We are saddened to lose two co-workers, and dear friends, who made our organization a better place to work and spend our days. They will be missed greatly. We will find peace in the memories of their smiles, hard work and caring nature.
 
Our Sara was one of the kindest people you would ever meet. She welcomed everyone with a hello and a smile. Her genuine care impacted everyone. Friends and co-workers alike could always count on her, in the workplace and for fun times after work too. Sara was the person you enjoyed being with and it is her bright soul that we will remember and honor. Click Here for More
 
Karol was the hardest working man around. Not only did he take pride in his work, but he went above and beyond for everyone he knew, including his Hospice of Southern Illinois' family. He would do anything for anyone, from helping them move things in the office, to loading their vehicle, or helping them move on a weekend. It's his willingness to help, and always with a smile, that we will never forget and memorialize forever. Click Here for More
Surviving Grief 
Support Group
  
Coping With Grief : Many times survivors find comfort in learning about their grief in a structured learning environment.  Coping With Grief is a FREE educational series provided to the community at various times each year. These series are presented by the Hospice of Southern Illinois in Marion, IL. For information on the next series, please see below or call the Marion office of Hospice of Southern Illinois,
800-233-1708.
Care Ambassadors
  
Our care ambassadors are those employees who uphold Hospice of Southern Illinois' standard for excellent hospice care and service by going above and beyond for patients, families, team members, or the community.

Click Here to Read More 
Hospice nursing is a calling. 
Is it calling you?

Hospice nursing is a calling. Is it calling you? W e are looking to add to our outstanding team of nurses at Hospice of Southern Illinois. We are proud to be your hospice care team in burgundy! 

Apply online today:  www.hospice.org/careers/ . Please share this with your fellow nursing friends!
 
Events
 
WHEELS & WINE CAR SHOW
Sunday, September 25, 2016
Weingarten, Belleville, Il
Contact Jacqueline Allaria for more information. 618-235-1703

JEEP POKER RUN
Saturday, October 1, 2016
Bonan Business Center, Harrisburg, Il
Contact Jennifer Vinyard for more information.  618-997-3030

DUELING PIANOS: HOWL AT THE MOON
Friday, October 7, 2016 - Click Here to Register
Black Diamond Harley-Davidson
 
BMW CAR RAFFLE
NOW through Friday, October 7 - Purchase A Ticket Here: $50 Donation
All fees up to $4,000 for winner are covered by a donor and winner also will receive a Hucks gas card.  Raffle eligibility and official rules are posted here. To purchase tickets, visit our website, or call 618-997-3030 or 618-235-1703. 

1st ANNUAL SOIREE, CIRQUE DE LA VIE
Saturday, October 22, 2016 -  Register Online Now
Bellecourt Manor

OFF-ROAD ORCHARD 5K
Saturday, November 12, 2016 -  Register Online Now
Mills Apple Farm, Marine, IL
  
Volunteers
  
Please join us if you would like to become a part of our dedicated volunteer team by calling in your RSVP to Shelly Black, Belleville, 618-235-1703; or Rita Spiller or Donna Cunetto, Marion, 618-997-3030.

  • Friday, September 23, 2016 - Marion Office: Hospice of Southern Illinois 
  • 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, September 29, 2016 - East Main Office: Hospice of Southern Illinois 
  • 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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    Volunteers In Action
    Employees and Volunteers, Kim Oplet and Maggie Gerstner, volunteering at the YMCA Monroe County senior potluck.
    Volunteers, sponsors and employees at the Sunset Hills Golf Tournament.
    Volunteers, Joann and Joan (who just celebrated a birthday), volunteering at the YMCA Monroe County senior potluck.
    Marion Craft Group making handmade 
    items for patients!
    Marion Volunteer Education Class
    Marion Volunteer Education Class
    Veterans



    We encourage you to visit the   VA Website - Click Here or the
      We Honor Veterans Website - Click Here for more free resources.  
    We are on the CFC Charity List
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    Hospice of Southern Illinois has been found eligible for inclusion on the Local Part of the 2016 Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) Gateway region Charity List. We will appear in the on-line "Universal Giving" list available to Federal employees. Please visit the CFC Website, to learn more, or call Hospice of Southern Illinois, 618-235-1703, for more information.

    CFC Website - Click Here
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