Patient Stories/News

May 26, 2021

Shining Star – Donna Halpin

Donna has been with VNA & Blue Water Hospice since 2019. She is a registered nurse with Blue Water Hospice. Donna was recently honored as a Shining Star! Waneta recognized Donna as a Shining Star! “Donna is an amazing team member and has proven repeatedly, that she is someone we […]
May 26, 2021

Shining Star – Mary Paull

In 2018, Mary attended the local Volunteer Fair. As she looked around, checking out the various organizations, she came upon the VNA & Blue Water Hospice table. It was here she met Heidi, the Volunteer Coordinator, and knew this is where she needed to be. Prior to moving to the […]
May 26, 2021

Shining Star – Jennifer Rich

As a CENA in the Private Duty division, Jennifer is a bit of a “jack of all trades”. She is there to assist her clients with tasks such as bathing, shopping, housekeeping, emotional support, whatever they need. “I like helping my clients stay in their homes, giving them that independence […]
May 26, 2021

Shining Star – Lucie Gillespie

As an RN in the Blue Water Hospice Home, Lucie’s responsibilities include caring for patients (and their family), admission, and educating patients (and family) on their individualized plan of care. She stressed that once you choose to work in hospice care it’s hard to do anything else, and this type […]
May 26, 2021

Shining Star – Heidi Benner

In her role, Heidi has many different responsibilities – matching volunteers with hospice patients as companions, identifying greeters for the Hospice Home, and various fundraising efforts. She is responsible for managing the schedules and training of more than 30 volunteers. Each Hospice Volunteer has 12-14 hours of training and then […]
March 7, 2021

A Special Dinner for a Special Lady

Doris Blaine is a patient at the Blue Water Hospice Home. Mrs. Blaine was living alone when she fell and could no longer stay in her home. She is staying at the Blue Water Hospice Home while she recovers. One day she was chatting with some staff about her favorite […]
March 2, 2021

Ride of a Lifetime

Sherwood Palmateer was given the “Ride of a Lifetime”. Mrs. Palmateer talked about how much her husband would love to see their church, farms, and equipment one last time. Mr. Palmateer is a patient receiving end-of-life care at the Blue Water Hospice Home. Staff at the Hospice Home took it […]
February 27, 2021

VNA & Blue Water Hospice is asking for your photos!

Visiting Nurse Association and Blue Water Hospice is inviting the community to submit scenic photos to be used at the Blue Water Hospice Home. We are renovating patient rooms at the Blue Water Hospice Home, located in Marysville, and want to include scenic photos (must not include people). Each room […]
February 16, 2021

VNA and Blue Water Hospice Appoints New Medical Director

Dr. Doru Bali has been appointed Medical Director of Visiting Nurse Association and Blue Water Hospice. Dr. Bali was named to the top medical position when Dr. Anil Patel retired.