Muskingum County Hospice Honored

by Erika Brooks on October 31, 2012 at 6:25 am

Hospice in Muskingum County is getting the recognition it deserves.

Wednesday at the Morrison House Zanesville Mayor Jeff Tilton proclaimed November National Hospice and Palliative Care Month. Hospice Healthcare workers for Good Samaritan Hospital attended the proclamation and were thanked and rewarded for their service to the community.

"We have representatives from Home Care, the In-Patient, Palliative Care and they’re the staff that are actually out there working with the community members that are apart of our program," said Director of Hospice and Palliative Care, Rebecca Jenei.

The theme for this year is love, comfort and respect. There will be events throughout the week to honor that theme starting with Wednesday’s recognition of the staff and ending on Friday with an Art Walk..

"We’ve asked patrons of that to create something that’s related to the national theme of love, comfort and respect and people will be able to look at those arts and one of them will be chosen and placed here in the Morrison House," said Jenei.

Good Samaritan Hospital’s hospice program provides in-patient care at Morrison House and also includes a home care division that goes out into the patient’s home and provides care with family support.