St. Elizabeth Hospice: It's About LIVING
St. Elizabeth Hospice is about more than care for the dying. Hospice and palliative care can make more meaningful moments possible, even when a person is facing a serious or even terminal illness.
Eric Miller's journey epitomized this, with his commitment to living life to the fullest.
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Welcome Dr. David Parks!
St. Elizabeth Healthcare is proud to welcome Owensboro, KY native Dr. David Parks as the first full-time time hospice medical director. He is board certified in Family Medicine and Hospice and Palliative Medicine. He is also a Certified Hospice Medical Director.
Dr. Parks earned his medical degree from the University of Louisville and his master of business administration from Vanderbilt University. He has served for many years as an emergency physician in Bowling Green, KY, in addition to his more recent work in hospice care with Hospice of Southern Kentucky.
The St. Elizabeth Hospice Center is a place where end-of-life care patients can
spend time surrounded by family in a home-like setting. While on the unit, families, including small children, spend hours with their loved ones. Keli Catalano saw this first hand while she spent time with her mother at the end of her life. As a way to remember her mother and provide a place for the children, she has created a fundraising campaign to provide a playground to be built at the inpatient unit. A playground allows children to safely expend energy and entertain themselves while their family members are visiting hospice patients. Not only is the playground an area for the children, it also provides the patients, as they transition into acceptance of passing on, the soothing enjoyment of hearing the laughter and joy of sons, daughters, and grandchildren.
Keli is the owner of a humor based greeting card company called Colette Paperie in Northside. As an incentive for donors Keli is offering a deal from Colette Paperie. For every donation of $10 or more, Colette Paperie will give 10 free greeting cards, a $45 value. Other businesses have chipped in and are sponsoring giving levels too. For example, donations of $50 receive a gift card to the Eagle Bar & Grill in Over-the-Rhine. Keli has raised nearly $5,000 of the $25,000 needed for a safe and sturdy playground.
To donate to Keli’s cause please click here to visit her fundraising website.