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Quality Data

Here are some of the ways we measure up.

Favorable Rating of Patient Care

In quality studies of more than 1,000 hospices, conducted by an independent source, 87.3% of Hospice of Northwest Ohio respondents gave our care a 9/10 rating (on a scale of 1 – 10, with 10 being highest) vs. a national average score of 83.6%.

89.4% said they would “definitely” recommend Hospice of Northwest Ohio vs. 84.5% nationally.

Specially Certified Staff

In 2016, 71% of our eligible clinical staff – including nurses and aides – were specially certified in hospice and palliative care. This compares to a 34% average nationwide, as reported in 2015 survey results from the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association.

Dedicated Hospice and Palliative Care Physicians

Unlike many area hospices who have a part-time medical director, Hospice of Northwest Ohio has seven physicians and seven advanced practice nurse on staff whose careers are fully devoted to end-of-life care.

Robust Bereavement Program

Hospice of Northwest Ohio has five specially trained and credentialed bereavement counselors who offer a wide array of services. This compares with other agencies who fulfill their Medicare requirement to provide bereavement programming by simply handing out literature or providing limited counseling.

Integrated Volunteer Program

In 2016, 10.8% of our hospice service hours were provided by highly committed volunteers. This far surpasses the Medicare requirement of having a minimum of 5% of service hours delivered by volunteers.



Is It Time?

Suggested Reading

The Last Dance: Encountering Death and Dying

By L.A. DeSpelder and A.L. Strickland

The Good Death

By M. Webb

90 Minutes in Heaven: My True Story

By Don Piper

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"I don't know how we would have handled the situation with both of my parents without the help and loving care from the people of Hospice of Northwest Ohio."