Healthcare Services and Programs
Watch these hospice stories
videos and testimonials to learn more about OhioHealth Hospice from the people
who know us best: caregivers, family, staff, and our hospice volunteers.
Beth Gherardi's Story
Each person takes a different path through the grieving process. OhioHealth Hospice Art Therapist Beth Gherardi works to find comfortable ways for bereaved family members to cope with uncomfortable feelings. From paint to percussion, her efforts and art activities help grieving people explore and express their emotions while remembering their loved ones.
Lee Jordan, MD
Medical Director – Heart Failure Clinic
Dr. Lee Jordan's Story
As Medical Director of the Heart Failure Clinic at OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital, Dr. Jordan confidently refers patients to OhioHealth Hospice when it’s the next best step in their care. He believes hospice provides attentive, respectful and competent care, giving patients the highest quality of life and a sense of comfort.
Christina King's Story
Hospice Social Worker Christina King admires the strength and courage families have when faced with life’s difficulties. That’s one reason why she is so passionate about her role in providing hospice patients and families with emotional support, while connecting them to needed resources.
Jackie Nehls’ Story
As patients and families work through the challenges of end-of-life, a specially-trained OhioHealth Hospice Chaplain like Jackie Nehls is there to provide non-judgmental and respectful spiritual support. Through encouragement and affirmation, she cares for the people who sometimes need it most—the caregivers themselves.
Mark Taylor, MD
Dr. Mark Taylor’s Story
As an OhioHealth Hospice and Palliative Care physician, Dr. Mark Taylor works with the patient’s own primary care physician to give each patient the best quality of life through pain and symptom management. Providing encompassing care with the entire Hospice team, he is dedicated to helping patients and their families emotionally, physically, and mentally.
Jennifer Warner, RN
OhioHealth Hospice Nurse
Jennifer Warner’s Story
Jennifer Warner believes it is a privilege to be invited into a patient’s home during this time in his or her life. She enjoys sitting at the kitchen table with the patient and family to listen to their needs. As a vital member of the Hospice team, she collaborates with the patient’s physician to bring comfort, pain and symptom control, and well-rounded support to both patient and family.
After the life of Corinne’s daughter was tragically cut short at the hands of an intoxicated driver, Corinne turned to the bereavement experts at OhioHealth for support. Guiding her through the stages of the grieving process, these caring experts understood her grief and helped provide the strength needed to carry on.
Janet was uncertain about seeking hospice care for her mother, but she will always be thankful that she did. The members of the OhioHealth Hospice team became a part of her family, bringing comfort, care and coping tools—and giving Janet more time to enjoy her mother’s precious final months.
When her husband was admitted to OhioHealth Hospice, Teri experienced the caring, nurturing support of the entire hospice team who was 100% dedicated to her husband’s comfort - and to keeping her informed about what to expect. After his death, Teri was amazed by the level of bereavement support she received from OhioHealth Hospice. The yoga and art therapy groups gave her the perfect balance of discussion and peace that she needed to move forward.
When Marilyn’s husband was brought to OhioHealth Kobacker House, it was a blessing to see that the Hospice team could immediately provide the care he needed to be comfortable. A strong believer in first impressions, Marilyn was amazed by the support and comfort hospice provided her. She benefitted from coming to the bereavement programs at Kobacker House, a place where she didn’t have to worry about anyone else and felt at home. Participating in art therapy and journaling programs once or twice a week gave her mind peace, even if just for an hour.
OhioHealth Hospice Volunteer
Joyce Eubanks’ Story
Joyce Eubanks has been a valued volunteer at OhioHealth Hospice for 20 years. She brings joy and liveliness to patients, allowing them to feel completely at ease, if only for a moment. Wanting people to pass away with dignity comes from personal experience—dealing with her own father’s death in hospice care.