The ‘Events’ Category
Lake Superior Hospice (LSH) will be hosting their Third Annual “Hotcakes for Hospice” fundraiser on Sunday, August 23, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at the Masonic Temple in downtown Marquette. Guests will enjoy a delicious breakfast that will include pancakes, French toast, real maple syrup, fresh blueberries, sausage links, orange juice and coffee. Tickets are priced at $12 for ages 13 and older; $5 for youth ages 6-12; and a donation is suggested for children five and younger. Tickets can be purchased in advance online at hotcakesforhospice.eventbrite.com or by stopping in our office at 914 W. Baraga Avenue, Marquette. Please call LSH at 906.225.7760 if you have any questions or need assistance with purchasing your tickets online.
All proceeds raised will benefit the Lake Superior Hospice Patient Care Fund. The Patient Care Fund is a program organized to meet the needs of patients and ensure their comfort while under hospice care. Patients often have specific needs that would increase their quality of life and comfort that are not covered by insurance and are simply beyond the means of the family. This can include everything from simple medical supplies, to travel expenses for a child to get home before the passing of a parent, to a special final anniversary dinner for a couple to enjoy together. Our goal is to ensure patients reach their end-of-life goals and live fully in the present.
There are two entrances to the Masonic Temple, one on Washington Street in which there is two-hour free on-street public parking available. The second entrance is directly across from the public parking ramp located between Washington Street and Bluff Street. The following is a map of downtown Marquette, to show parking surrounding the Masonic Temple.
2015 Upper Great Lakes Palliative Care and Hospice Conference Sponsors
We would like to recognize all of our amazing sponsors for the Third Annual Upper Great Lakes Palliative Care and Hospice Conference. Thank you for all of your support!
Honoring the health plan’s employees for their tireless efforts on
behalf of the community.
Keynote Speakers Announced
On October 20 and 21, 2015, Lake Superior Hospice and Lake Superior Palliative Medicine will be hosting the Third Annual Upper Great Lakes Palliative Care and Hospice Conference, “Hope. Honesty. Humility. Healing.” The conference will be held on the campus of Northern Michigan University in the University Center Great Lakes Rooms. This two day event features keynote presentations, concurrent sessions, and interactive preconference workshops. Lake Superior Hospice and Lake Superior Palliative Medicine are pleased to announce the three keynote speakers for the upcoming conference.
We know this conference will bring likeminded people together from throughout the Upper Peninsula, Northern Lower Peninsula and Northeast Wisconsin with an anticipated attendance of up to 175 healthcare practitioners, community leaders and others interested in hospice and palliative care. On October 20th, we will be offering a community keynote presentation to the conference attendees and the greater community from 3:30-5:00 p.m, which will discuss crossing common barriers through collaboration. Other topics to be presented at the conference will include ethical dilemmas, spirituality, first responders, exchange of health information in the U.P., and medication discontinuation, to name a few. A diverse, expert panel of presenters from the area as well as experts from the national level will bring this information to attendees. Early Bird registration is open now until August10th.
Volunteers Help with Spring Cleanup
The winter months are finally behind us and the lush green grass, blossoming flowers, and budding trees have begun to reveal themselves as the summer months approach. Yesterday, a group of volunteers and staff members worked together to clean up our grounds by picking up trash, digging up weeds, laying down new soil, trimming trees and flower bushes, and raking leaves. Although it was a slightly chilly day, with the sun shining and mini Hershey’s chocolates and Kit-Kat bars to satisfy our taste buds, it made for an enjoyable and productive evening!
I would like to thank the following volunteers who participated in the Spring Cleanup: Gwen Timmons, Elizabeth Wayne (and her son), Kristi Link, and Erin Stilwell. Their willingness to help in any way is just one of the many reasons I am proud of our volunteers and all they do for Lake Superior Hospice and our community.
Relay for Life of Marquette County: Team Lake Superior Hospice
Lake Superior Hospice is taking part in Marquette County’s Relay for Life event! The employees and volunteers of Lake Superior Hospice are asking for your help in our fundraising efforts. Donations can be made online after joining our team, or by stopping into our office location! You do not have to be present at the event in order to be a part of our team. All proceeds go towards American Cancer Society (ACS).
Follow this link and join Lake Superior Hospice in their efforts to fight cancer! http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR/RelayForLife/RFLCY15LS?team_id=1809392&pg=team&fr_id=68048
Date of Event: Friday, June 12th and Saturday, June 13th
Time: 4 p.m.—10 a.m.
Where: Al Quaal Recreation Area, Ishpeming, MI
Theme: Carnival of Hope
Lake Superior Hospice Team Captain: Glenda Christian
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.