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About Hospice of Lenawee

Hospice of Lenawee provides compassionate, patient- and family-centered care to the people of our community during and after the last season of life.

History of Hospice

History of Hospice of Lenawee

History of Hospice of Lenawee

Hospice of Lenawee was founded in 1982 in Adrian, Michigan, and is a non-profit organization focused on quality of life for those with terminal illnesses and their families.

The first modern Hospice was started in 1948 by Dame Cicely Saunders in a suburb of London, England. Saunders promoted specialized care for the dying, and introduced this concept to the United States in 1963. (Find out more about the History of Hospice Care from the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization.)

Why We’re Different

It’s a myth that all end-of-life care is alike – it’s not! Hospice differs from many palliative care programs by addressing the whole individual, including their physical, emotional, social, and spiritual health.

Additionally, Hospice programs across the country are very different from one another in the services and treatments offered to patients and their families. Hospice of Lenawee is the only non-profit hospice based in the County, devoted to serve Lenawee County. We offer compassionate, personalized, patient-centered care to the terminally ill and their families.

Our focus is on our patients and those who love them. We maintain or improve each patient’s quality of life through a personalized patient care program designed with the patient, their family, their caregivers, and their physicians. Hospice of Lenawee offers knowledge, education, and resources to everyone in our community. We have team members available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our Bereavement Team also offers support for families for thirteen months after the death of a loved one.

Why We’re Different
What Is The Hospice Home?

What Is The Hospice Home?

Hospice Home is for those who wish to spend their last days at home but cannot. Hospice Home was created to provide a home-type atmosphere where patients can rest in comfort. Thanks to our many donors, Hospice Home is a beautiful space filled with large rooms, private outdoor patios, and spanning views of our local woods and wildflowers. It is peaceful, relaxing, and comfortable.

Family and friends may visit Hospice patients at any time; there are no restrictions on visiting hours (family pets are also welcome). Enjoy the natural light filtering through large windows, soft easy chairs, and large screen TVs. The entire family will feel welcomed in our pleasant, soothing Hospice Home. Thanks to our generous community, Hospice of Lenawee operates the only in-patient hospice home in Lenawee County.

Our Team

Executive Committee

Lee Johnson
Chair

Bob Vogel
Vice Chair

David Drews
Treasurer

Amy Bergman
Secretary

Todd Carver
Immediate Past Chair

Executive Committee
Not Pictured: Todd Carver; Holleigh Baker; Margaret Coyne, OP

Board of Directors

Lee Johnson
Chair

Bob Vogel
Vice Chair

David Drews
Treasurer

Amy Bergman
Secretary

Todd Carver
Immediate Past Chair

Holleigh Baker

Margaret Coyne, OP

Maria Crane, MSW

Jeff Danley

Paul Gietzen, MD

Julie Goll

Kathy Greenlee, RN

Pat Hayes

Jeanette Henagan

JoAnn Spade

Sally Whelan

Julie Yaroch, DO

Carlton Cook, MD
Honorary Director

Travis Havens
Executive Director

Leadership Staff

Travis Havens

Travis Havens
Executive Director

Tara Faust-Gutierrez

Tara Faust-Gutierrez
Director of Community Education & Development

Meg Daugherty

Meg Daugherty
Director of Finance

Heather Rowe

Heather Rowe
Director of Volunteers

Sharon VanTuyle

Sharon VanTuyle
LMSW Director of Bereavement Services

Amy Francoeur, RN, BAS

Amy Francoeur, RN, BAS
Director of Patient Care

Clinical Leadership

Linda Anderson

Linda Anderson
RN, BSN - Patient Care Coordinator

Deb Kemper

Deb Kemper
RN, MSN - Staff Education Coordinator

Lisa Waters

Lisa Waters
RN - Patient Care Coordinator

Angie Eagling

Angie Eagling
RN – Admissions Coordinator

Andrea Miller

Andrea Miller
RN - Residence Manager

Amy Francoeur

Amy Francoeur
RN, BAS - Director of Patient Care

RN Case Managers

Registered Nurse Case Managers provide expert medical patient care at all times – 24/7/365 – through a plan developed with input from the patient, family, and other caregivers, such as physicians.

RN Case Managers are focused on each patient’s quality of life, as well as the quality of life of the patient’s family.

RN Case Managers
Not Pictured: Gloria Brooks; Sheila Ault
Social Workers

Social Workers

Hospice of Lenawee Social Workers are professionals and hold a Masters of Social Worker degree, at a minimum. They offer support, counseling, and resources for patients and their families.

The Social Work Team’s primary goal is to assist patients to continue living their lives as actively and meaningfully as possible.

Hospice Aides

Each patient will benefit from the personal care of our Hospice Aides.

Hospice Aides provide practical assistance to patients, their families, and the rest of the Hospice team. They help with daily care and offer support to family members.

Our Hospice Aides are highly trained by members of our team.

Hospice Aides
Triage Team

Triage Team

Our Triage Team meets the needs of our patients, families and providers over the phone and in person. They are responsible for triaging incoming calls, giving appropriate clinical options and educating callers when appropriate in addition to making patient visits as needed.

The Triage team’s primary goal is to support our patients and families ensuring that compassionate patient and family-centered care is provided with each interaction.

Spiritual Care Team

All beliefs are respected and supported by Hospice’s Spiritual Care Team. Working with each family, our Spiritual Care Team provides personalized attention and care that aligns with each patient’s individual belief system.

Our Spiritual Care Team is here to supplement support received from an individual’s faith leaders and community.

Spiritual Care Team
Not Pictured: Linda Farley and Rick Webb
Bereavement Team

Bereavement Team

Though it’s a natural part of life, losing a loved one is challenging. Hospice of Lenawee is here for your family during Hospice care and after your loved one has died.

We’ll support you and your family for at least thirteen months, to help get you through the first year – including the First Birthday, the First Christmas, the First Anniversary. This is part of every Hospice of Lenawee care plan and gives the family time to grieve and heal.

Admissions & Education Team

If you have concerns or questions about Hospice, our Admissions & Education Team is here to help! We provide answers and education to all members of our community, both Hospice and non-Hospice families.

Physicians, caregivers, and family members may contact our Admissions Team for referrals and admittals to our facility.

You may also use our Online Referral Form.

Admissions & Education Team
Volunteers

Volunteers

A core part of our Hospice Team, Volunteers work in all parts of our program to offer assistance, education, support, and guidance. Volunteers are found in our office, leading support groups, at fundraisers, and helping in community events.

If you’re interested in volunteering, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Heather Rowe, at 517-263-2323.

To apply please download and print our Volunteer Application PDF and mail it to Hospice of Lenawee.