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Create more moments.


BOARD OF DIRECTORS Joanne M. Berryman, Chair Provost, Spalding University (retired) Cathy Zion, Immediate Past Chair Owner & Publisher, Today’s Media Kevin Wardell, Chair-Elect Retired Healthcare Executive Roger Harbeson, CPA, CFE, Treasurer President/CPA, Monroe Shine Co. Inc., CPAs Charlie Dahlem, Secretary President, Dahlem Realty Company, Inc. Lynn Bynum Chief Human Resources Officer Bellarmine University Cheri Glass Vice President, Human Resources Baptist Health Cis Beam Gruebbel Retired, Norton Children’s Hospital Marlyce Hill Ali, M.D. Medical Director, Centerstone Paul Loheide, M.D. Internal Medicine, One MD Mandi McKay (representing Southern Indiana) Frost Brown Todd

More moments. For more than 40 years, Hosparus Health has helped families Create More Moments with their loved ones. Now we intend to showcase those moments through our new website and marketing campaigns. A few months ago, we talked with literally hundreds of Hosparus Health families, physicians, patients, volunteers and leaders in our community to find out just what Hosparus Health meant to them. What we learned is that we are one of our community’s best kept secrets. People often equate “hospice” with “my time on earth is nearing its end” and “I must be dying if I need hospice care.” When in fact, those who elect to use our services often tell us “I wish I had just called you sooner,” or, “the help you’ve provided to my family is priceless,” “we had so much fun with Mom those last few months, the memories we’ve made will stay with us for generations.” And, “I didn’t know Hosparus Health provided palliative care and grief counseling,” “you mean, I can get help before we are ready for hospice?” It’s comments like these that lead us to create the new look and feel of Hosparus Health’s front door – our website. Take a peek inside and learn about what Hosparus Health has to offer. Our easy-to-navigate site provides the answers to the questions for anyone seeking care, whether that care is for hospice, palliative, veterans, kids or grief counseling. At you’ll find the answers to your questions in a beautiful easy to use format on any device. But, of course, in the event you don’t find what you need on our website, pick up the phone and simply call us, 800-264-0521. We’re here for you 24/7 to help you Create More Moments.

Jim Murphy Retired, Brown-Forman Brian Oldham Chief Information Officer, Appriss, Inc. Denise Roby Chair, Candle Glow Gala Dr. Todd Schmiedeler SVP, Employee Services and Foundation Trilogy Health Services Neal Thomas Partner, Ernst & Young, LLP Brent Thompson (representing Green River) Marketing Wizard/Sales Manager Shoreline Communications, Inc. James L. Watson (representing Central Kentucky) Sr. Vice President/Sr. Commercial Lender WesBanco Bank, Inc. Phil Marshall (ex-officio) President/CEO

From Our

Dear Community Friends and Supporters, By the time you read this issue of Caring Connections, you’ll be gearing up for fall, thinking about back to school, looking forward to cooler weather and maybe even football season. Here at Hosparus Health, we are taking stock, looking back on an exceptional 2018 and moving ahead to plan for 2020. The 2018 Year in Review on page 11 certainly tells a story of a focused and engaged healthcare provider. We are proud that we served more patients than ever (8,449), including a record 152 children and over 1,500 Veterans. In 2019 we have continued to grow, serving about 5% more patients than this time last year. And, we are eternally grateful for the nearly 7,400 individuals, families, community members and public who tirelessly support our mission through personal donations of time, talents and treasures. This issue is jam packed with an exceptional event recap, stories of Autumn Leaf Society gifts, and Thrift Shoppe features. These events, gifts and sales from our Thrift Shoppes always translate into millions of dollars raised to support our mission. Your gifts are critically important to our continued growth. You see, hospice care is 100% covered by insurance, however, the reimbursement for the care we provide is not adequate to cover all the extras our families have come to expect from Hosparus Health.

For example, we cover the costs of counseling for anyone in our community, even if they never had a loved one in our service. Our Palliative Care program is the opposite of hospice in that it is not covered at all by insurance. We also must cover the cost of the children in our Kourageous Kids program. So, even with the 2019-2020 rates for insurance reimbursement remaining flat, we will continue to turn to you, our generous donors to support Hosparus Health so that we can continue providing our patients and families with everything they need and continue to be recognized as an employer of choice. I am thankful for each of you every day, because without you, we would simply not have the ability to continue to grow and serve those who need us most. Enjoy this issue of Caring Connections. My heart is full from your continued support and I am always available to talk with any of our donors, patients and families to offer a personal thank you.




Event You might think a penny doesn’t buy much these days, but all those coins together add up to make a big difference. And that’s exactly what happened at this year’s Pennies from Heaven event. We collected $4,195.65 coins and donations to benefit our patients and families from this popular Southern Indiana event. So far Pennies has raised a combined total of more than $150,000 for patients and families. THANK YOU to all who contributed and to our volunteers who came in to roll and count!

A Southern Tradition comes to Central Kentucky

Club Car Show continues to support Hosparus Health For more than 20 years, on the second Sunday in July, the River Cities Corvette Club has hosted its annual Open Car Show at Bachman Chevrolet on Bluegrass Parkway. For those who came out in support of this year’s event, it was a hot day – as is the case for most July days in Louisville. The event is one of the largest and best attended shows in the Louisville area, with awards for Top 100, Best of Class and other Specialty Awards. The winner of the Hosparus Health Award was Tom Schultz and his 1955 Lincoln. Tom and his family have first-hand experience with our care when his wife received Hosparus services a few years ago. This year’s event showcased 216 cars, trucks and motorcycles and raised more than $26,000 with all monies donated to Hosparus Health. Many thanks to club leaders Tony Gettelfinger and Dale Piper for putting on a great show.

Hosparus Award, Tom Schultz and his 1955 Lincoln Capri

Delish is the only word to describe the Shrimp Boil hosted in early spring by our Central Kentucky community. Preparations for the boil were handled by Bob Wade, who had help from volunteers to chop onions, garlic, potatoes and shuck corn to add to the huge pot of shrimp. Add some spicy jambalaya prepared by Charlie Thurman, and this historically southern tradition arrived in Elizabethtown. More than 100 guests networked and enjoyed wine and bourbon paired with all the shrimp they could eat, all while hanging out on the lawn of the Brown-Pusey House. Thanks to our presenting sponsor Swope Family of Dealerships and these contributing sponsors: Dr. Tony and Leah Abang, Terry and Michelle Shipp, and Dixon Atwood & Trowbridge Funeral Home. PRESENTED BY: We appreciate all who attended and helped. The event raised $10,000 to support patients and RADCLIFF ELIZABETHTOWN families in the Central Kentucky area.


Bachman Award, 1987 Buick GNX an icon of America’s performance cars in the 1980s.

Mitzi Silliman Golf Challenge It was a shot down the fairway at the 13th annual Mitzi Silliman Women’s Golf Challenge, an event to honor and remember former Hosparus Health board member Mitzi Silliman. We thank all the golfers, supporters and sponsors who raised $7,250 for our patients and families.

Event sponsors and organizers include Rhonda Raque, Deb Burda and Cheryl Hildebrand

Wrap Up

Central Kentucky Tea Sparkles in Blue PRESENTED BY: It was all “Denim and Diamonds” at this extravagant Tea & Auction. The event included a table decorating contest and has been an Elizabethtown tradition for almost 30 years. Guests enjoyed savory and sweet bites, while more than 30 local celebrity waiters, including Hardin County Sheriff John Ward and Deputy Judge-Executive Daniel London, poured delicious tea for tips. (All to benefit Hosparus Health of course!) 450 attendees (our highest attendance for this event) raised $35,000 to help those who receive services in our Central Kentucky community. Thanks to our presenting sponsor Tender Touch Senior Services, Inc. and these sponsors: Platinum: Hardin Memorial Health; Modern Woodmen. Diamond: Atria Senior Living, Back Home Catering, Bluegrass Garden Center, Clagett Photography, Helmwood Presbyterian Homes, Signature Healthcare, South Central Bank, USA Bridal/Tuxedo, and WesBanco.

To show our appreciation to supporters, founders, donors, volunteers and staff, Hosparus Health hosted a performance at the Bunbury Theatre of Grace and Glorie, a play by Tom Ziegler, that centered around a 90-year old cancer patient and her hospice volunteer. Over 100 guests joined us for the play and to celebrate the presentation of two compassion awards: Rising Star of Compassion was given to Katie Rubin and William Etter. Katie and William first connected with Hosparus Health in November 2015 when their second son, Meyer, received services from Kourageous Kids before passing away in December of that year. Because of the loving care and support they received, they wanted to help other families. Through fundraisers over the past two years, they raised over $6,500. Lifetime Achievement of Compassion was given to Christy Brown. Mrs. Brown has been a faithful, annual supporter of Hosparus Health for many years, including a gift in honor her late husband, Owsley Brown II. Christy has been a beacon of leadership and compassion in the community. Her most recent philanthropy promotes responsible decision making “through the Lens of Health.” We are grateful for her continued support and passion for our organization and mission. Event Supported by:

William Etter, Katie Rubin and Phil Marshall

Photos courtesy of Clagett Photography, Elizabethtown, Kentucky.

Owsley Brown, III, Phil Marshall, Christy Brown and Juergen Tossman


Shopping For A Cause


e know it can be exciting to score a bargain, but knowing your purchase is also making a difference right in your backyard – now, that’s exhilarating! At the Hosparus Health Thrift Shoppes in Elizabethtown and Campbellsville, your next fabulous find means so much more than just a great deal. Many families who have been touched by our services want to give back in some way, but they may not want to work directly with patients. At our Thrift Shoppes, shoppers can get high-quality, gently used clothing and home goods at an affordable price, plus they can feel confident that the money they spend is going directly to families dealing with serious illness in their communities. If you prefer to purge your closets, attic or garage rather than add to your collection of “stuff,” our Shoppes are always accepting donations. Unlike for-profit secondhand stores, we don’t sell anything on consignment – every single item has been generously donated. We know that not everyone can afford to write a check or buy tickets to a fundraising event, so donating clothes, household accessories and furniture you no longer need is a great way to give back in a meaningful way. The Shoppes have raised over $1 million for patients and families in our hospice and palliative care programs since the first location opened in E-town in 1992. The success of that store prompted us to open a second location in Campbellsville in 2017, and today both are thriving. “We’re so grateful to both the Elizabethtown and Campbellsville communities for their tremendous support of our Thrift Shoppes over the years,” says Thrift Shoppe Manager Moira Taylor. “We hear all the time that you can get retail-quality items at bargain prices, and it’s an easy way to support a great cause and their community at the same time. I’m so proud that every dollar the Shoppes make goes directly to help patients and families who might not be able to afford our services otherwise.” If you don’t want to buy or donate items, there’s yet another way you can support patients and families through our Shoppes – by giving the gift of your time as a volunteer. The Hosparus Health Thrift Shoppes depend on about 100 volunteers to keep them running smoothly. They help with receiving, sorting and pricing donations; placing and straightening items on the sales floor; and assisting customers. “It’s like a family at the Hosparus Health Thrift Shoppes,” says Hosparus Health of Central Kentucky Volunteer Manager Annette Jones. “We have a wonderful group of volunteers. They enjoy keeping the Shoppes organized and putting a smile on customers’ faces when they come in. They are truly amazing, and we couldn’t do it without them!”

We can always use additional volunteers. If interested, contact the Thrift Shoppe in your area. ELIZABETHTOWN Helmwood Plaza, Suite A2 Elizabethtown KY 42701 M-F 9a – 5p SAT 10a – 5p 270-769-0569

CAMPBELLSVILLE 1488 Old Lebanon Rd. Campbellsville KY 42718 M-F 9a – 6p 270-469-9909

For specials sales and more, visit us on Facebook.


Yard Sales Offer Pop-Up Thrift Shopping in Southern Indiana

Musical Family Donates $25,000 During Hosparus Fest

While Hosparus Health doesn’t operate a thrift store in Louisville or Southern Indiana, we offer opportunities for folks in those areas to give back by donating or shopping at our indoor yard sales held at the Hosparus Health of Southern Indiana’s New Albany office in the spring and fall. Hundreds of gently used treasures are always up for grabs at deeply discounted prices, and all proceeds from these popular community events go to patient Care Bags and the Making Memories scrapbooking program for local patients and families. We like to think of the sales as kind of a pop-up thrift shop that happens twice a year, and the money we raise there, stays there! Just like at our Thrift Shoppes, we depend on dozens of volunteers to sort, organize and staff our yard sales. We could not do it without them! Each event is a major undertaking, raising about $5,000 for patients and families in need. This is a big deal, since many items sell for less than a dollar! If you’ve got clothing or household items you’d like to get rid of but can’t make the drive down to E-town or Campbellsville, pencil in a reminder to check the date for our next yard sale in September. For more information, contact Volunteer Manager Vonya Gresham by email or call 812.542.2809.


erry Fowler says Hosparus Health of Central Kentucky (HCK) is very special to his family. He and his brothers have used our hospice services a number of times, and each time they have been extremely grateful for the care and support they received. That’s why Jerry’s brother, Frank Fowler, and his wife, Carol, decided to leave a generous bequest to HCK in Frank and Carol Fowler their wills. Both Frank and Carol were in hospice care before they passed away. This past April, Jerry presented their gift of $25,000 during the Hosparus Fest bluegrass music festival. Hosparus cared for Jerry’s wife for about 10 days before she died a few years ago. “She was not long in their care, but it was a big help to the family,” he says. “It made such a difference that she could get the care at home. We were very well pleased.” Jerry also felt compelled to personally give back by performing at the festival with his band, Fowler Boys & Friends. Other band members include his brothers, Bill and Mike Fowler; his niece, Dana Ryan; and friends, Bernie Barnes and Eldon Strange. Jerry adds that he plans to not only continue to support Hosparus Health with his music but once Frank and Carol’s estate is settled, HCK will receive an additional gift! We’d like to extend a huge thanks to the entire Fowler family for their generous support!

Another great event for the Hosparus Bluegrass Fest This is the eighth year that local bluegrass enthusiasts turned out for a weekend of music and fun to benefit Hosparus Health of Central Kentucky. Put on by Breckinridge Bluegrass Music Association (BBMA), this year’s music festival had a deeper meaning for the musicians of the Fowler Boys & Friends. Their long-time vocalist and guitarist, and family member Frank Fowler, passed away in September 2018 under the care of Hosparus Health (see the story above). The Hosparus Fest was held the weekend of April 11-12 at Rough River Lodge. The festival was filled with music, fellowship, as well as some auction items. Local businesses and individuals from Hardin, Grayson and Breckinridge counties offered their support by sponsoring the festival. The amount raised by the festival alone was $24,050 (highest raised amount since the start of the festival) and drew a crowd of 300 plus. Fowler Boys & Friends

Honeysuckle Ridge

McDonald Road

Kings Highway


Hosparus Health restored my

in humankind

Edith and her son, Ron enjoying a dance


ith all the horrors and scandals in the news these days, Ron Rubin had become a bit jaded and cynical. “I was losing faith in humanity,” he admits. After an overwhelmingly

positive experience with our hospice services, he says “Hosparus Health restored my faith in humankind. I didn’t know healthcare providers could be so selfless, caring, giving, comforting, patient and kind. They are doing God’s work on earth.” In February of last year, Ron’s 89-year-old mother, Edith S. Rubin, called and asked him to come over. She had been living on her own despite a variety of health issues, and he was shocked to see the condition she was in when he arrived at the house. She was very weak and in pain. After caring for her himself for 11 days, Ron hired a nursing service. But he says there were limits to what they could do. His mother was bedridden most of the time and not rebounding. In June 2018, her internist, Dr. Harry L. Renco, recommended that Ron call Hosparus Health right away and not wait until the last few weeks when her death was imminent. “I’m very grateful for that. He was a saint.” Ron now says he’s ashamed of the misconceptions he had about hospice care. “I thought it meant my mother was automatically condemned to die very quickly, and I thought it would be upsetting to her.” That couldn’t have been further from the truth, he says. “I didn’t realize the medical advice and care


Edith and Ron’s dad, Joseph Rubin, who passed away in 2010 they would provide. I didn’t realize the attentiveness, the gentleness, the kindness. There were so many ways in which I was unjustifiably prejudiced. I was surprised in every respect.” Edith’s nurse assured Ron that hospice did not mean his mother was on the verge of death. She told him that, yes, his mom was slowing down and was at the end of her life, but it was not about giving up. He says he quickly saw that “Hosparus Health focuses on comfort and improving the quality of whatever time is remaining.” “I was so impressed with how professional, how attentive, how kind, how empathic and sympathetic everyone was on the team,” Ron adds. His mother’s care team provided medical care and care coordination, and were instrumental in getting medications, equipment and supplies delivered. The team also provided invaluable spiritual and psychological support. “They were as comforting to me as they were to my mother,” he says. “I felt like they became members of the family for a while.” The team’s 24/7 availability was also priceless to him. “I didn’t want my mother to suffer, but I didn’t want to take her to the emergency room.”

Ron and Edith at an event

she would, and believes that’s partly because of the care she received. “If anything, Hosparus Health extended her life rather than shortened it.” Ron says Hosparus Health allows families to focus on simply loving their relatives who are dying without having to worry about medical care or other details of caregiving. “By having Hosparus there, my sister and I were able to lavish my mother with attention and affection without any distractions. Hosparus took care of all the rest, and I am forever indebted.” Ron was so moved by his experience with Hosparus Health that he has decided to change his will to include a bequest, so others can benefit from the type of care his mother received. And at age 65 with his own health challenges, he’s grateful to know Hosparus Health is there for him if he ever needs it. “If I ended up in the same situation, I would call months in advance because I know the difference it makes.”

Thank you, Ron, for your kind words and generosity! We’re grateful to have been there for you and your mother.

Ron said Edith was afraid of hospitals and was adamant that she wanted to die at home. “It was very important for me to honor her wishes. The last item on my bucket list was to help my mother die comfortably and peacefully, and Hosparus Health helped me do that.” She passed away in August 2018. He adds that his mother lived much longer than he thought


Autumn Leaf Legacy Society Membership in the Autumn Leaf Society is a special distinction for individuals who notify Hosparus Health that they have made provisions in their estate plans to include support for the organization. To recognize these special friends of Hosparus Health who make such a provision, we have formed the Autumn Leaf Society. If you are interested in the Society, please call 502-719-4117.

Gold Leaf (More than $1 million) Dr. Samuel H. Cook* (Cook Benevolent Fund) Jack & Gladys Jonas* James Ryan*

Crimson Leaf ($500,000-$999,999) Joseph Snowden*

Bronze Leaf ($250,000-$499,999) Anonymous Harry & Nancy Bierbaum Louise D. Dwyer* Mildred M. Frost* Don Garton & Kathy Mounce Henry A. “Boots” Hildebrand* Bob & Kathy Mueller Sharon Pfister Mary Anne Thornton

Emerald Leaf ($100,000-$249,999) Anonymous Dorothy Jean Altes* Gertrude Angermeier* Margaret M. Arnold* Helyn C. Campodonico* Walter Clare Darnell* & Angelyn Clay Dominic & Mary Ehrler* Christina Lubbers Evers* Katherine Fischer* Marcella L. Glanz* Herman & Helene Goldman* Roger & Karen Harbeson James & Betty Holeman Elsie Kahnt* Helen L. Kasper* Harryette & Max Levinstein* Ellen K. Marshall Thelma Newman* The Earl Payne Family Marie C. Richards* Alan Shadburne* Margaret Helen Striepe* Martha Jean Willard* Cathy & Earl Zion

Acorn Anonymous (2) Anonymous* Mary Abell* Valija Abolins* Pat Ackerman Frank Acra* Ann Adamek Edna Mae Quest Adams* Sara E. Adams* Mary C. Adkins Anna M. Aldridge* Ralph & Beverly Allen Mollie G. Anderson* S. Pearson Auerbach* Deborah Ault


Lisa Austin Anita Badgett Ermett L. Baird* Edith Balf* Nora Ballard* Gregory P. Balmer* Dorothy Baringer* Lucille Bauman* Verna Beaubien* Charles A. Beck* George H. Beckley* Arthur BecVar* Jayne BecVar Priscilla Beeler Beverly Jean Bell* Madeline Bennett* Nancy Bennett Oletta Faye Bennett* Barry Bingham, Jr.* Cornelia Bingham* Judith Binus Patricia Birchfield* Bonnie Bizer* Laura B. Black* James M. Blandford* Helen Bockhorst* Gary W. & Pat Bohannon William O. Boland* Glen Bonsett* Tommy & Christine Borders* E. Ruth Braeutigam* Naomi R. Breeden* Betty J. Brown* Julie A. Bryan Louis K. & Patricia K. Buckel Catherine G. Buecker* Joseph W. Buecker Frances Butters* Dorothea V. Byron* Joyce Campbell* Rita & Lucky Carmean Thelma M. Carter* Theresa Castile Grace E. Childs* Charles K. Connell* Edward Connelly* Marjorie D. Cook* Clydean Cooper D. Michael Coyle Harold & Elizabeth Craft* Elonda Crafton* Charles Crawford* Catherine K. Critchelow* Mary E. Daniels* Karl J. Daubert* George C. Davis* Maureen Dawson* David DeBrot James E. DeLotel* Corinne DePuy* Grace M. Dillman* Dick & Helen Donaldson Mary Besy Dorris* Aleen Duncan* Donald R. Durham Dr. Lori Earnshaw & Michael Casper Agnes G. Eckhoff* Wilbert Edwards* Norma & William E. Ehlig* Verna Maxine Elder* Opal I. Emington* Lillian Erwin* Paul Evola* Charles L. Fellers*

Marvin J. Fisher* Sam Fishman* Patricia S. Foppiano* Francis W. Fowler* Leona Frank* Virginia T. Frashure* Jesse Frazier Joseph L. French, Jr.* W. Dixon Fullerton Shelley Gardner Mary Gatton Kathleen Geile Kenneth George* Marie George* Rosa Givens* W. Clyde Glass* Frances S. Goldsmith* Mary White Goodwyn* Janet Gordon* Sara Gordon* Edna C. Green* Regina Ann Greenwell Marie Grider* Lawrence A. Griffin* Anna Gulick Una Rose Nevitt Hafling* Martha B. Hagan* Lynda A. Hall* Kim Hamilton* Helen Handmaker* Jim & Sharon Hannah Arlo Hardison* Guy M. Harreld* Madelon E. Haynes Brenda Heady Lillian E. Heckel* Wilhelmina G. Heitkemper* Tony & Judy Heitzman Minnie Helmrich* Magnes & Juanita Heubi* Robert D. Heybach, Sr.* William K. Hickman* Cheryl Hildebrand Ilma Hirsch* Merle & Peggy Hoffman* Charles Bryan Hood* Gerry & Susan Hope Bill & Ruby Hornback* W. Bruce Hutchins* Karen S. Jackson* Glenda Jacobi* Carol James Mary V. Jamison* Dave & Mrs. Johansen Beth Johnson Michael David Johnson Ted Judd Judy Kaleher Margaret A. Kapfhammer* Catherine L. Kearns* Leona Kennedy* Angela Kerberg* Elwyn Kihnley* Mary F. Kilgus* Pauline C. Kirby* Kathryn Kirk Laverne Kitzero Joyce N. Kley* Joann Klutz* George J. Koch* Jim & Rita Koerber Jane M. Koreck* Arthur D. Kreitman* Lawrence J. Kunker* Clarence Landherr* Christine R. LaPaille*

Ruth Lee Larkin* Peter G. Laventis Martha Lechleiter Margaret B. Leibson Lillian Sippel Limer* Joan J. Lindahl* Percy Lloyd Lindsey* Dorothy L. Lish* Stephanie Livers Fred W. Loheide* Mary Anna Lowry* Doris Luhrs* Hazel Luster Brent C. Mackler* Lily C. Maclin* Florence Marchand* Hannah Marks* Phil & Kathi Marshall William Clayton Marshall* Joyce Martin Mary J. Martin Roland Martin* Barbara Ann Maxwell Virginia M. McCalister* John & Sara McCall Carol Ann McGuire* Dr. Tom & Pat McKain Virginia B. McLain* Euva McPherson* Norine Meredith* Dorothy Merrick* Kathryn Mershon Eleanor Miller* Helen Pilcher Miller* W. Scott Miller* Kathryn L. Milner* Nellie Sue Mitchell Frances Mitcherer* Helen M. Mivelaz Jack & Marilyn Monohan Carol Moore Anne Moran* Emma Dungan Morton* Jan Marie Mueller Violet S. Mullaney* Arnold G. Myers Frances Mynette* William Nagel* Margaret Nelson* Dorothy Mae Neuhauser* Melanie Neumann* Reva S. Newman* Catherine K. Obendorfer* Lillian H. Offutt* Daniel & Martha Olges Karin Olmsted Julie B. Olson* Arbutus O’Neal* Agnes M. Overall* James & Kay Owen* Jessie Beatrice Owsley* Virginia E. Paddocks* Helen Parrish* Tami & Dan Penner Ida Perkins* Hortense B. Perry* Floris Phillips* Melainie Plumb Virginia Ann Pollard* Helen Popson* Thomas S. Prather, Sr.* Lorraine Quebbeman* Joseph D. Raine, Sr.* Emmett & Ruth Ratterman* Jim & Pam Ratterman Gene & Ramona Ray

Russ Ray Wayne* & Valerie Rich Edwin T. Richt* Elmer & Sara Rickert* Wilma Robertson* Billy & Denise Roby Beverly Weil Rosenblum* Samuel Rosenstein* Linda Parrish Ross Lahoma Routt* D.L. Routte Vicki Runnion Chris & Peggy Ryan D.A. Sachs II* Michael Salem* Stephen & Lisa Sanford Frank Sanning* Renay Hoffman Schlossberg* Margaret Schneider Lawrence J. Schoo* Marcia Schroeder Jack R. Scott* Linda Seger* Drusilla Selkirk* Margaret Shaper* Catherine I. Shea* Mary Carolyn Shelman* Oliver C. Shircliffe* Evelyn Siemens Leon Simon* Libbie Segal Klein Simons* Charles W. Simpson* Rebecca Simpson Cathy Slider Michael S. Slider* Helen Jean Smith* Jean O. Smith* Stephanie Smith James Southard John T. Spaugh* Mary Teevans Spencer Edith Spivak* David Stewart* Gary & Cheryl Stewart Lois S. Strauss* Margaret Strohmeier* Ernest & Barbara Stroxtile John & Karen Sullivan Thelma Thielen* Meredyth Flood Thomas* Mike & Debbie Thomas Rose Mary Tichenor* Darla Townsend Mary Lou TrautweinLamkin* Randell Travis* Bernice Tucker* Arthur C. Ulrich* Anna Usher* William G. VanLeunen* John & Jean Vezeau Mary Vitale Dorothy G. Wade* Doris & Ray Walker* Debra Walton Jim Ward* Yvonne Ward* Kevin & Linda Wardell Patricia Warden* Glenda G. Warner* Mary M. Washer* Irene Weier* Wilma Miller Westenhoefer* Hattie M. Whatley*

Ruth Whitaker* Abner White* Grady* and Jeanette Whitfield Ginny Whitt Wilma J. Wickersham* Benjamin Widmer Mary Wiegand* Doris Willett* Lela Williams Mary Catherine “Kitty” Williams* Ruth Willis* Wiley Willis* Fred J. Woerner* Mike Woodall* DeOnna Woodrum Lisa & Harold Workman Joe Ann Worley* D’Allis Wright Laverne E. Yates* Sky Yeasayer Evelyn York* Lucille Young* Morris Young*

*In grateful memory

2018 Year in Review Snapshot To see our complete 2018 Impact Report visit

PATIENTS We had the privilege of serving


adult and pediatric hospice and palliative care patients and families; an increase of

9.4% from 2017.


Adult Hospice Patients Served


Inpatient Care Center


Veteran Patients Served

PATIENTS BY COMMUNITY Louisville - 5,721 (Central, Southeast, Southwest, Northeast) Southern Indiana - 650 Central Kentucky - 875 Green River - 465 Barren River - 679


Adult Palliative Care


Kourageous Kids


694 volunteers 54,067 volunteer hours provided

A value of

$1,281,391 STAFF Our Care Teams are on the road.


miles driven by staff traveling throughout our 37 counties in Kentucky and Indiana.



2018 donations

1,472 served

totaled over $6 million from grants and donations.


Gifts received from our donors (5,856 in memory/honor of someone)

1,169 Adults; 303 Children


individual/family counseling sessions 2,798 Group Sessions 196 School Grief Workshops


Number of 2018 Donors (individuals, grants/foundations, businesses & clubs) 11

Hosparus Health 3532 Ephraim McDowell Drive Louisville KY 40205 LOUISVILLE – 502-456-6200 Louisville, KY Inpatient Care Center – 502-629-3600 Downtown Louisville, KY BARREN RIVER – 270-782-7258 Bowling Green and Glasgow, KY CENTRAL KENTUCKY – 270-737-6300 Elizabethtown, KY GREEN RIVER – 270-789-4247 Campbellsville, KY INDIANA New Albany, IN – 812-945-4596 Jasper, IN – 812-827-5200 THRIFT SHOPPES 611 W Poplar St, Suite A2 Elizabethtown, KY 270-769-0569 M-F 9-5, Sat 10-5 1488 Old Lebanon Rd, Suite B Campbellsville, KY 270-469-9909 M-F 9-6


A nonprofit hospice and palliative care provider. Accredited by The Joint Commission.

Hosparus Health Support Line AVAILABLE 24/7 Call: 800-264-0521 @HosparusHealth

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Join us for the 13th Annual Dancing event and watch local Southern Indiana celebrities show off their dance moves to benefit Hosparus Health: Tuesday, September 10th Huber's Orchard & Winery Meet our 2019 Celebrity Dancers:

Josh Johnson Social Media Influencer & Content Creator at The Kentucky Gent

Jocko Joksimovic Financial Advisor for Bluecap Financial

Allison Uhl Broker/Co-Owner of Luxe Real Estate Team at eXp Realty, LLC

Jenny Higbie New Albany Floyd County School Board Member and Mother of 4 NAFC Students

Matt Kirchgessner Co-Owner & PGA Professional, Elk Run Golf Club

Neil Kochert Owner, Neil Kochert Carpentry

Kelly McVoy Master Hairstylist, CEO of K4 Security LLC

TICKETS – $100 Per Person 5:30 PM – doors open; 7:00 PM – Buffet Dinner, Cash Bar, Auctions, and "Local Celebrity" Dance Show For more information about tickets or how to support your favorite dancer, please contact Judy Cloud, Development Coordinator, at 502-719-4195 or

Missy Hillock Owner/Innkeeper, Chateau Bourbon

Celebrity Dancers volunteer their time and compete for your votes. Every dollar equals one vote! Visit

Join us November 16th at the Louisville Marriott Downtown for the 14th Annual Hosparus Health Candle Glow Gala. The Gala honors those in our community who have had a lasting effect on our organization. Enjoy a wonderfully elegant evening of dining, silent auction, dancing and live music. GALA DINNER TICKETS $275 Per Person* – 6 P.M. to Midnight Cocktails, Silent Auction, Dinner, Awards, Dancing

LOUNGE TICKETS $85 Per Person* – 8 P.M. to Midnight Premium Open Bar, Hors d’oeuvres, Dancing *Ticket prices increase October 19 th: Gala $300; Lounge $95

Purchase Your Tickets Now! Text HHGALA19 to 41444. If interested in a sponsorship or table purchase, please contact Kelsi Dempster, Event and Donor Development Coordinator, at 502-719-4211 or

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