HSWO Fulfills Make a Memory Wish

On Tuesday February 14, 2017 Hospice of Southwest Ohio was honored through our Make a Memory Program to take Patrick Vaughn to American Country Music singer Travis Tritt’s Concert at the Sharonville Convention Center.

Through a conversation with Hospice of Southwest Ohio, Patrick and his family shared his deep love of country music.  Patrick suffers from Multiple Sclerosis and resides at the Hospice of Southwest Ohio inpatient care center.

The Hospice of Southwest Ohio staff started thinking about Patrick’s upcoming 50th birthday and wanted to make it a special occasion.  There was no question that a country concert would be the best way to celebrate Patrick’s birthday.   David Walsh, CEO shared “we are honored to fulfill Patrick’s wishes as our staff started planning this meaningful event several weeks ago”.  When the staff shared the news with Patrick he said “not only was this his first live country music concert it was equally special because he had the opportunity to celebrate Valentine’s Day”.

The fulfillment of the Make a Memory program is not funded by any governmental agency.  The program relies on the generosity of private donations and the availability of in-kind goods and/or services.  Hospice of Southwest Ohio graciously acknowledges the support of RWA Concert and Event Promotion for donating 3 concert tickets and special seating to the event, Omni Medical Transposition for providing the medical transportation to the event, and Therapy Support for providing a specialized wheelchair to transport Patrick to the concert.  Patrick was accompanied to the concert by Hospice of Southwest Ohio staff members Susan Adkins, RN and JoAnn Powell, LPN to fulfill Patrick’s Make a Memory Wish.

Our Make a Memory program differentiates Hospice of Southwest Ohio from other hospice organizations.  Through conversations we ask our patients, “What is one thing that you would like to do?”  Nothing is off limits to consider when it comes to our patients.  We pull all of our resources and do our best to achieve the memory the patient desires.  We want to provide each patient with a memorable experience. Patrick’s Make a Memory has brought back many wonderful memories to him and the entire Hospice of Southwest Ohio Family.

Hospice of Southwest Ohio brings Joy to the End-of-Life, One Memory at a Time!

Click here to learn more about our Make a Memory program.

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