About Us: Willamette Valley Hospice
Willamette Valley Hospice, a non-profit organization founded in 1978 and based in Salem, Oregon, provides comprehensive hospice care services, pain management, grief services, and support for those patients and families facing serious or life-limiting illness. Through its mission of "changing the end of life experience," Willamette Valley Hospice supports adults and children living with a serious or life-limiting illness throughout Marion and Polk counties and beyond.
Willamette Valley Hospice began with a group of dedicated volunteers who saw the unmet needs of terminally ill patients and their families in the Willamette Valley. Since that time, Willamette Valley Hospice has grown from caring for nine patients to over 1,350 hospice patients each year.
Community is important to us. We live and work in the communities we serve and are dedicated to providing services and community support to all. We believe hospice care should be available to everyone and we provide services to all, regardless of ability to pay.
As part of our commitment to providing care to our patients and families, we partner with other local non-profits, such as Marion Polk Food Share, to ensure patients and families receive assistance that is available to them. Our partnership with Marion Polk Food Share ensures that those patients and families needing emergency food boxes are able to get them delivered by our hospice staff.
In 2013, Willamette Valley Hospice staff and volunteers provided compassionate care to 1,352 patients admitted to hospice care - a 14% increase from 2012. Providing excellent and compassionate care for our patients and their families is essential to our staff and volunteers. An additional 127 patients were served by the Home Palliative Care program.
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Our Board of Directors
Willamette Valley Hospice is fortunate to have a dedicated group of volunteers as our board of directors:
Andrew Bone, Past President
Wayne Kinkade, Member-at-large
Sherrie Leisinger, President
Rev. John Moody
Betty O'Brien, Member-at-large
Gail Steck, President Elect
Carolyn Van Otten
Carl Visintainer, Secretary
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