About Lake Superior Hospice
Lake Superior Hospice is a nonprofit, community-based organization serving Marquette County since 1979. As Michigan’s oldest existing hospice, LSH provides personal and professional care 24 hours a day 7 days a week. LSH strives to comfort patients and their families during time limiting situations.
Hospice is palliative care for patients near the end of their life. Hospice care can be provided in a patients’ home, hospice centers, hospitals, long-term care facilities, or wherever a patient resides. Palliative care focuses on improving a patient’s quality of life by managing pain and other distressing symptoms of a serious illness. Palliative care should be provided along with other medical treatments.
LSH creates a personal and specialized care to ensure each patient and their families are getting the care they deserve. Physicians, who specialize in hospice and palliative medicine work with other doctors and healthcare professionals, listen to patients and align their treatments with what is important to them, and help families navigate the complex healthcare system. LSH offers expert emotional, spiritual, and physical support to take away some of the burdens from the families during a difficult time to allow them to spend quality time together.
The Four C’s of Lake Superior Hospice
Care – LSH offers personal and professional care to each and every patient and their families.
Compassion – LSH is very sympathetic for their patients of the misfortune of needing hospice care, and has a strong desire to alleviate the suffering.
Commitment – LSH promises every patient and their families the care and attention they need during this difficult period.
Collaboration – The LSH Team works with each other to assist each and every patient and their families to ensure they are receiving the best care possible.
Lake Superior Hospice Service Area Map
Kind of Care
National Nurses Week at Lake Superior Hospice means celebrating the excellent care, compassion, and commitment that each of our nurses display every day. Our nurses are exceptional in all that they do and their passion for helping our patients shines through their work. They go above and beyond for our patients and their families; whether it’s providing symptom management, support for the family, making arrangements to fulfill last wishes, and so much more! We are grateful to have an incredible group of nurses as members of our hospice team.
Lake Superior Hospice would like to thank the following nurses who are a part of our clinical staff: Becky Shauver, Carol Blashill, Lynn Johnson, Lisa Johnson, Eileen Smit, Christy Maki, Glenda Christian, Julie Higbie, Nichol Hewitt, Louise Wilcox, and Denise Gallippo.