Hospice In The News

Recent events and stories about Hospice of Warren County Programs, Services, Staff, Volunteers, Patients and Families.  Do you have a story to share? Contact the Hospice Office – We would love to hear from you.

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May 13, 2015: Warren Gives Online Day of Giving Event A Success
Click below to hear a message from Ellen Scalise, Hospice of Warren County Social Worker and Certified Hospice & Palliative Care Manager, about how Hospice helps and how you can help Hospice.

May 6, 2015: Lisa To Asked To Serve On PHN Board Of Directors
Lisa To, Hospice of Warren County executive director, has been asked to serve on the board of directors for the Pennsylvania Hospice Network (PHN), whose mission is “to promote excellence in palliative and end of life care”.  Click to read the full article.

April 7, 2015: Biomedical Ethicist Dr. Drane to Speak
Warren Public Library, Slater Room – 6 to 8:30 p.m.
Hospice is excited to invite the public to an interesting evening with world renowned biomedical ethicist, Dr. James Drane, who will present a lecture on “The Background of Medicine and Hospice.”  Click to learn more.

March, 2015: Hoops For Hospice and Pizza Hut Fundraising Events
Click below to view a video created by event organizer, Bethany Schumann.  Thank you Bethany!

March 23, 2015: Kick 4 Kindness Benefit Hospice of Warren County
Kick 4 Kindness held At the close of the soccer season, the Eisenhower and Youngsville boys and girls soccer team held a “Kick 4 Kindness” fundraiser to benefit the teams and Hospice of Warren County. Read more. 

January 31, 2015: How Hospice Helps in Warren County
Click below to hear a message from Ellen Scalise, Hospice of Warren County Social Worker and Certified Hospice & Palliative Care Manager.


December 22, 2014: Pins Presented For Hospice Veteran Ceremonies
Rich Gruber, volunteer for Hospice of Warren County, was presented with veteran pins for Masons by representatives Paul Lauffenburger, P.M.  Read more.

December 12, 2014: “Creative Expressions” Added To Special Services
Creativity – in any form – helps promote healing, physically, emotionally and spiritually, according to Karen Donick MSN. It “creates a feeling of complete well being!” Read more.

August 2014: Annual Membership Campaign
Membership Makes It Possible! We thank you in advance for becoming a Member of Hospice of Warren County for the first time or continuing to support our agency’s mission by renewing your Membership today! Read more.

July 28, 2014: Hospice of Warren County Opens New Office
Hospice of Warren County has relocated its Main office operations to 1 MAIN AVENUE, on the corner of Main Avenue and Crescent Park, directly across the street from Warren General Hospital. Read the full story.

April 2014: Last Legacy Project
Developed over the course of this past year, patients desiring this beautiful memory book are interviewed by one of our volunteers about various aspects of their life.  The interview stresses sharing of key moments and/or feelings the patients find most important in their life, making sure their values live on for their loved ones.  As the cover of every Legacy book says, “Hospice of Warren Co’s. Lasting Legacy Initiative is designed to provide each participant with:Time for reflection, Enhancement of life’s significance and meaning, Ease of communication with loved ones, A tangible record of events, thoughts, advice, and love, and Whatever more the participant might want it to be.  For more information about the Lasting Legacy Project please contact the Hospice office.

February 10, 2014: Volunteering for Hospice
Think of it as the last great kindness you can offer a person, a person you may not even have been acquainted with until now, a person who is about to pass out of this life.
Read the full story.

February 8, 2014: Training Sessions Set For Spring
Hospice of Warren County, the only non-profit hospice in the county, is scheduling annual training sessions for new volunteers beginning Wednesday, March 12.  Read the full story.

November 8, 2013: Hospice of Warren County Grows.  Plans To Relocate Move Forward.  The move is the culmination of much thought and  planning, focused on meeting the growing need to serve more patients and families in an environment providing both comfort and convenience for visitors, as well as efficiency for staff and volunteers. Read the full story.


November 4, 2013: As part of our outreach program and in recognition of National Hospice and Palliative Care Awareness Month. HOWC_vonnieVonnie Radecki, our Volunteer Bereavement Coordinator, was at the Warren Public Library providing information about programs and services to visitors.  Join us during this national awareness month in celebrating and honoring the 150+ staff and volunteers that provide these programs and services to the Warren County community.

October 26, 2013: Hospice of Warren County participates in Annual Senior Expo providing information for senior citizens.  Over 1000 in attendance!  Read the full article.

October 25, 2013: Warren County Commissioners proclaim November as Grief Awareness Month, coinciding with National Hospice and Palliative Care Month.
Read the full article.

October 24, 2013: The City of Warren Zoning Hearing Board unanimously approves a proposal to allow Hospice to locate its offices at 1 Main Ave.  Read the full article.

October 21, 2013: Community invited to the Hospice of Warren County Annual Memorial Service to be held at Grace United Methodist Church, Warren, at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 3. Read more about this and other upcoming events on our Event page.

October 18, 2013: Importance of Palliative and Hospice Care as part of treatment regimins emphasized at recent Oncology seminar featuring keynote speaker Jing-Zhou Hou, M.D. Ph.D., chair of Lymphoma and Leukemia at UPMC Pittsburgh.
Read the full article.

October 17, 2013: Hospice of Warren County featured in WPSU “Our Town Warren” broadcast.  Link to view recorded broadcast.     Read the full article.

October 5, 2013: United Fund Helps Here.  Hospice of Warren County utilizes funds we receive from the United Fund Torchlight Campaign to support and advance our services to meet the needs of our patients, families, and community.  Read he full article.

September 25, 2013: Hospice of Warren County honors the agency’s forefathers at “Wall of Honor” ceremony at the John and Orpha Blair Hospice Residence.  Inductees included Dr. Roger Mesmer, Joseph DeFrees, Mary Schorman, and MaryAnn Buerkle.
Read the full article.

July 21, 2013: Executive Director Elsa Redding is embarking on a new stage in her life – retirement.  And what a well earned retirement it is.  Elsa offers thoughts and thanks.

July 17, 2013: Lisa To appointed next Executive Director of Hospice of Warren County. The retirement of Elsa Redding as executive director of Hospice of Warren County will trigger a changing of the guard the organization hasn’t faced in nearly three decades. But rest assured, the future is in good hands.  Read the full article.

July 15, 2013: Executive Director Elsa Redding announces retirement.  For Elsa Redding, it’s been about making life better.  Redding has dedicated most of the last three decades to that goal while serving at the helm of Hospice of Warren County, and now she is preparing to pass the torch.  Read the full article.

July 10, 2013: 3 Cheers For 3.  Hospice Executive Director Elsa Redding recognized as one who makes a difference in our community.  Read the full article.

June 26, 2013: Ellen Scalise of Hospice of Warren County addresses grief and loss at Active Aging Workshop.  Read the full article.

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