Hospice of Lansing Marks 40 Years of Serving Families

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Hospice of Lansing, founded in 1979 as a volunteer organization, is celebrating its 40thanniversary of serving families throughout the Greater Lansing region.

As the original nonprofit hospice in mid-Michigan, the hospice is committed to its mission of offering personal care for all patients by providing kindness, respect and quality to end-of-life care.

Since its inception, Hospice of Lansing has evolved from a community-based all-volunteer organization to a nonprofit hospice with employees and a board of directors, according to Executive Director John Person.

“It has always been about creating a place where people can help people,” Person said. “We are proud of our humble beginnings as an all-volunteer group, and we plan to continue serving our community for another 40 years.”

While the clinical team at Hospice of Lansing has changed over the year, there is one common theme among both current and past team members of which they can be proud. According to Person, their dedication to patients and families and the care they receive during this time in their life journey.

“I am grateful for the amazing team we have and for all we’ve accomplished in the past 40 years,” said Hospice of Lansing Medical Director Dr. James Laberge. “The culture of giving and caring is embodied in everyone on our team. It’s moving to be a part of something creating so much good, and I can’t wait to see what the future brings.”

Hospice of Lansing is not associated with any hospital or larger establishment. The hospice also operates Stoneleigh Residence, an eight-bedroom licensed hospice inpatient facility.

Organizers plan a series of celebrations throughout the year to mark the anniversary.

 


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