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Neighbors Growing Together | Jan 18, 2018
Hospice Of Washington County
948 East 11 St
Washington, IA 52353
Phone: 319-653-7321
Email: marketing@hospicewashingtoncounty.org
Toll Free: 888-966-6608
Fax: 319-653-4057

Our Philosophy....

At Hospice of Washington County we believe that everyone deserves quality care at the end of life. End of life care includes the support of physical, social, psychological, and spiritual aspects of life for both the patients and their caregivers.

We support a person with a terminal illness to maintain personal dignity, by being in charge of his or her own healthcare, and by maintaining the highest possible quality of life.

Our staff and volunteers provide the highest quality end of life services; We provide symptom and pain control, we support and educate our clients, their caregivers, and our greater community.


Our History...

Interest in Hospice arose after local residents heard a speaker from Iowa City discuss a neighboring organization. In February of 1988, a Stephen Ministry Course was offered at the United Presbyterian Church in Washington; such courses taught how to provide caring ministry to others.

Marge Gloyer,whose nursing background provided her with a natural interest in Hospice, attended the course. She had observed a trend toward home care, due to a change in insurance laws concerning health care reimbursements, and felt there was a need for a hospice program in Washington.

The first hospice organizational meeting was held at the United Presbyterian Church on March 24, 1988. Nineteen people attended.

In the fall of 1988, the first training class was offered and the first clients were served.

Medicare certification was accomplished in February of 1996.

Growth was slow but steady. Much has been learned about patient care, operating procedures, fund-raising, legal issues, and volunteer training.

Hospiceof Washington County is a member of the National Hospice Organization and the Iowa Hospice Organization and adheres to their teachings and follows their standards of care.

Currently,Hospice of Washington County cares for an average daily census of 26; however, the number of clients is expected to increase as more people become aware of Hospice’s existence and abilities.

Operating funds come from several sources including memorials, donations from the communities we serve, and fund-raisers.

Reimbursement for services may come from: Medicare, Medicaid, or private insurance carriers. Hospice patients are accepted into the program based on their health needs not their ability to pay. Hospice of Washington County is non-profit, community based organization. We are not funded or governed by Washington County.


Spring Trivia Fundraising Event Hosted By Hospice of ...

Come join us on Friday, March 31st at the Iowa National Guard Armory in Washington, IA. Games start at 7:00pm, doors open at 6:30pm. Please call 319-653-7321 or email ~ to register for this event. Space is limited and reservations are strongly recommended. Each team can have 4 - 10 players. The ...
Deb McCreedy Retires from Hospice of Washington County

Hospice of Washington County would like to say Thank you and good luck to Deb McCreedy, RN. Deb is retiring and today is her last official day of work. Deb has been a wonderful addition to our team and we are going to miss her very much!! Deb assures me that she will be back from time to time to ...
13th Annual 5K Memorial Walk/Run Fundraiser for Hospice ...

Saturday, September 15, 2012 Registration is at 8:00am ▪ Walk/Run begins at 9:00am Event begins & ends in the Lower Section of Sunset Park, 915 W. Main St., Washington, IA 52353 Along the walk/run pathway we will be displaying photographs honoring our hospice patients. If you are interested in ...
New Director of Nursing named at Hospice of Washington ...

Hospice of Washington County is very excited to announce our new Director of Nursing - Deb McCreedy,RN. Deb has been a nurse for 41 years. She worked at the Washington County Hospital for 10 years on the floor and in Obstetrics. She joined our team 3 years ago. Deb enjoys working at Hospice of ...
Community Memorial Trees are on display at the ...

Community Memorial Trees Hospice of Washington County will be displaying the Community Memorial Trees at the new Washington Public Library starting November 23, and throughout the month of December. We invite you to donate an ornament in your loved ones memory to be displayed on the tree, ...