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Advocates for the Voiceless: Bill Measimer

Each day he came to our hospice house, hands covered with blue paint. He was painting their front porch swing for his sweetie’s return home. Her file contains his scribbled words “Why all the RED TAPE?”. For weeks Bill had been fighting to get Medicaid for Margie. They have exhausted their savings and could not […]

Veteran Services: John Brindle

“I do not even have words to describe how grateful we are. The ceremony was amazing. We would have never thought to, or been able to, provide such a wonderful event or beautiful venue without the help of hospice. We feel blessed and grateful to be able to be here. My father’s career and service […]

Fulfilling Wishes: Beverly Wingate

Beverly Wingate was a brave warrior for 18 years. Diagnosed with Stage IV ovarian cancer in 1997, she battled multiple surgeries, chemotherapy, radiation treatments, clinical trials, blood tests, doctors appointments, and lost her hair five times. When her family learned that she would most likely not see another Christmas, they worked with their Hospice team, […]

Patient Story: Mr. Rawls

Recently the Wayne T. Patrick Hospice House had the pleasure of daily mandolin concerts by Mr. Rawls. Mr. Rawls is not a community member volunteering his time, rather he was a hospice patient who has the fortune of a captive audience. As his feet tap to the beat of his songs, his smile lights the […]

Wayne T. Patrick – The Man Behind The Name

Leaving a legacy is something we all strive for in our lives. For many it is leaving more than material wealth, but leaving the world a better place because of the things that you did and the people that you touched. Wayne Patrick was one of those individuals who left the world a better place […]

Choosing Hospice Care: Ray Labbe

Ray gained precious time with his family because of hospice care. A diagnosis of cancer, admission to hospice care: these are hard pills to swallow. Accepting that you have limited time to live does not come easy, but Ray Labbe made the most of his last months. He spent time with his family, he completed […]

In Her Own Words – A Daughter’s Story: Terri Bratton

“We knew we had made the right decision to take my Dad to the Wayne T. Patrick Hospice House when he first entered his assigned room. My Dad was transported from CMC in Pineville and as they were wheeling him into the room he looked up and saw a framed picture of a black lab […]