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.
Past, Present, Future Reflection for Retiring CEO

Hospice of Southern Illinois is a not-for-profit organization that thrives on tradition, care and heart. Our program started 35 years ago from a community need. Our very diligent volunteers ensured to deem what Hospice of Southern Illinois is, what would be expected moving forward, and that it was passed on throughout the years. Three named volunteers, Sammie Greisbach, Sister Leona Luechtefeld, and Betty Buckley, told CEO of 19 years, Rebecca Wisdom, during her orientation in 1997 to "never lose sight of what we are, what is expected... and the tradition, care and heart." It was their wind beneath Rebecca's wings, lifting her up and supporting her, that she carried on the mission of Hospice of Southern Illinois for 19 wonderful years leading up to her retirement at the end of 2016. We thank Rebecca Wisdom for making such an impact on our past, present and future. We celebrate Rebecca for her contributions to our mission and growth and will miss her dearly for her heart and passion!

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A Patient's Christmas Wish 

Our patient, Warren Barty, McKendree University Alum, St. Louis Cardinals Minor League Catcher, and humorus 75 year-old man said his one Christmas wish was "to see one more  McKendree University Basketball Game."  Hospice of Southern Illinois, INC.'s employees decided to make this happen!!!
A very special thank you to  Marka Nursing Home- Activities for assisting in transportation and caring for him at the game;  McKendree University Bearcats Basketball team, Coach - Harry Statham, Sports Information Director - Scott Cummings, Director of Athletics -  Chuck Brueggemann, Scott Billhartz, Whitney Strang, and every single McKendree University alumni/employee/student who made this night extra special; and  KSDK NewsChannel 5Belleville News-DemocratLebanon Advertiser and other media who helped Warren get the most extravagant Christmas gift and the recognition his legacy deserves!!!

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The Pavilion of the City of Marion, Marion, IL

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American Legion, Collinsville, IL 

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.
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    Volunteers In Action
    December Craft Group - Marion
    December Craft Group - Marion
    Volunteer Holiday Party - Belleville
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    We are on the CFC Charity List

    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.

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