Author Archives: Clara Johnson

250 Reasons to Smile

Earlier this month Hospice of the Midwest partnered with Junior High students from Open World Learning (OWL) in the West St. Paul Art Department. Since then, we have received 250 handmade watercolor cards from their 7th and 8th grade classes! The students learned about our hospice care through our Volunteer/Bereavement Coordinator, Nichole Paladie, with an […]

Quilts for Our Hospice Patients

Check out this beautifully patriotic quilt! Isn’t it delightful? Pictured is our Hospice of the Midwest – Minnesota team with a beautiful Army Quilt made specially for a military veteran patient. These very unique quilts are made by St. Peters Lutheran Church in Afton, MN and made possible by a very special donation from Thrivent […]

The Patriot Award – Honoring Those We Support

Hospice of the Midwest’s exceptional care doesn’t start and stop with its patients. Part of its wholesome community care includes supporting its employees. Recently, Lynnea Andersen, Executive Director Hospice of the Midwest, received the Patriot Award for her efforts supporting Registered Nurse (RN) Case Manager Jessica Soderblom in the Iowa National Guard. “It was quite […]

Sue Roussel – Employee Spotlight!

Here at Hospice of the Midwest we’ve dedicated ourselves to helping others through our services and now think it is time to take a look into the culture and community that make up HOMW. Meet Sue Roussel, she has long been with the newly named Hospice of the Midwest in Minnesota as an LPN! Before […]

Hospice Affirms Life

Hearts for Hospice & Home Health, hospice affirms life. And when in hospice care it is likely you have an interdisciplinary team consisting of kind and skilled nurses, medical directors, aids, social workers, chaplains, and hospice volunteers all practicing a holistic tailored approach. So, who are the ordinary people doing extraordinary things? Well everyone on […]

HOMW Promoted to THREE Stars with National Vet Program

Hospice of the Midwest was promoted to level three status within the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization’s We Honor Veterans program. The national program aims to improve the care received by veterans from hospice and palliative care providers. The program provides four levels of recognition to organizations that demonstrate a commitment to improving care […]

Hospice Experience: The Iowa Farmer’s Wife

If you knew Grandma Neva, you had a seat in her kitchen. The Iowa Farmer’s Wife, known for her homemade bread, had a heart for hospitality. UPS workers timed their deliveries around lunchtime, and “if you hit cocktail hour, you’d be offered a cold margarita,” laughs Neva’s Daughter-in-Law, Kelly Jo.   Neva had always been […]