Hospice team chips in for patient in need

June 22, 2018
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Jeannie Ratz is pictured with three of her Mercy Hospice Jefferson caregivers: clinical supervisor Tricia Rhodes, RN, hospice nurse Suzanne Canterberry, RN, and bereavement coordinator Patricia Courtois, BSW.

Sometimes when you work in the Hospice field, you are reminded how blessed you are to be able to do what you do. This is one of those times.  Patient Jeannie Ratz lives at a local nursing home. Most of her clothes didn’t fit. They were too big and threadbare.

Case manager Shelia Orr, RN, mentioned the situation to the Mercy hospice team, and they responded by buying Jeannie several new items. Social worker Patricia Courtois took the clothes to Jeannie who got teary-eyed and told Patricia how much she appreciated the clothes.

“It is unbelievable that people are so nice,” Jeannie said, and then she asked Patricia if she could help her write thank you letters to her new friends. Patricia was happy to oblige. 

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