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June 19, 2017

Unity Hospice of Western Illinois Adds Community Relations Representative

Rochelle, Ill. – Unity Hospice of Western Illinois recently welcomed David Taylor, RN, to its premier hospice team to serve as community relations representative (CRR). In his role as CRR, Taylor will be responsible for implementing strategic marketing plans and accomplishing marketing goals set forth by the business development team. He will educate local clinicians…


June 7, 2017

Unity Hospice of Chicagoland Welcomes Community Musician

Community Musician to Provide Music that Brings Life to Area Seniors CHICAGO – Research has supported music’s effect on cognitive function of the brain among seniors, especially for those living with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Unity Hospice of Chicagoland recently added a community musician to its comprehensive hospice care team so their patients and area…


June 1, 2017

Unity Hospice Thanks Donors, Volunteers for Successful Blood Drive

Merrillville, Ind. — Unity Hospice of Northwest Indiana, with the Red Cross Northwest Indiana Chapter, held a local blood drive on May 25 complete with the Red Cross Blood Mobile. Unity Hospice would like to thank everyone who helped make the blood drive a success. Thank you, especially, to our donors. Sixteen pints of lifesaving…


May 10, 2017

A Day in the Life of a Hospice Nurse – National Nurses Week

This May is National Nurses Week. But although many of us know what nurses do, there is one small niche in nursing that often gets overlooked or misrepresented: the field of hospice. This month, get a taste of the duties and responsibilities of nurses in hospice, and why people say it “takes a special person…


April 25, 2017

Thank You, Administrative Professionals!

Administrative Professionals Day is celebrated annually in the United States each April. Unity Hospice would like to specially recognize the important role of administrative professionals in all sectors of our economy; and in our case, in the hospice industry. Administrative professionals come in all shapes and sizes at Unity Hospice – from front desk representatives…


April 25, 2017

Feel good about giving back by donating blood on Thursday, May 25 at Unity Hospice of Northwest Indiana

Merrillville, Ind. – Unity Hospice of Northwest Indiana will be partnering with the American Red Cross to host a blood drive in your community on Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 8407 Virginia Street in Merrillville, Ind. The Red Cross Blood Mobile will be in the parking lot from 2-7 p.m. accepting donations. This community blood drive…


April 17, 2017

National Healthcare Decisions Day 2017

“It always seems too early, until it’s too late.” That is the theme of this year’s National Healthcare Decisions Day, which will be a week long this year, celebrated April 16 – 22. According to NHDD.org, National Healthcare Decisions Day aims to help people across the U.S. understand the value of advance healthcare planning. Because far…


April 10, 2017

Unity Hospice of Western Illinois Welcomes New Administrator

Rochelle, Ill. – Unity Hospice is pleased to announce that Deb Rolf of Sycamore, Ill., has joined the Western Illinois office as administrator. Rolf will oversee the administrative and clinical operations at Unity Hospice of Western Illinois, located at 1201 S. 7th Street in Rochelle. Unity Hospice’s role is to provide professional medical care, to…


April 5, 2017

Unity Hospice Celebrates Volunteers for Making a Difference – National Volunteer Month

National Volunteer Month, celebrated annually in April, is dedicated to honoring volunteers throughout the country who selflessly donate their time and energy to giving back to others. Unity Hospice is using this time to recognize the many gifts that hospice volunteers provide for patients facing a terminal illness. Volunteerism comes in many shapes and sizes; but many people…


March 29, 2017

A Physician’s Role in Hospice: National Doctors’ Day 2017

National Doctors’ Day is held annually on March 30th, an obervance day dedicated to celebrating the many contributions physicians provide for patients. In hospice, medical directors are a great importance to the care and comfort of patients who have been diagnosed with a terminal illness. In most cases, the initial decision to consider hospice care begins…