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Room Renovations at McLeod Dillon Benefit Hospice Patients

(8/28/08) - Through collaboration with McLeod Hospice and the McLeod Health Foundation, two patient rooms at McLeod Medical Center Dillon have been renovated to serve McLeod Hospice patients that require hospitalization.

A patient's environment can be crucial in maintaining comfort and peace of mind during a terminal illness. For this reason, Debbie Locklair, Administrator of McLeod Medical Center Dillon, explained, "The patient rooms are spacious and located at the end of the me...

Absolutely the Best Desserts Cookbook

(6/16/08) - In spring of 2007, the McLeod Health Foundation proudly released "Absolutely the Best Desserts," a cookbook inspired by the late Ann Paxton, a long time volunteer of the McLeod Foundation and wife of the late J. Erwin Paxton, McLeod Health Board of Trustees' Chairman. Those who were close to Mrs. Paxton knew that she was an avid baker who frequently used the word "absolutely."

For this reason, her close friends Carolyn Jones and Betty Hester were instrumental in pulli...

Gracie the Cat

(6/16/08) -Gracie the CatAn Angel in Disguise

Editor's Note: This letter was recently given to the staff of McLeod Hospice by Tiffany Miles, the family member of a patient.

Angels really do come in all shapes and sizes. Gracie is well known here at McLeod Hospice House, but for more than most people would think. She is more than just a cute, cuddly kitten, she is an inspiration to people's lives. I first met Gracie when my uncle became ill and was transferred to the Hospice Ho...

Butterfly Prints help McLeod Hospice

(6/16/08) - A painting donated to the McLeod Hospice House has been replicated by the Foundation as a fundraiser for Hospice. Mourning Into Dancing was donated by the Swintz family in 2007 in memory of family members who were cared for by Hospice staff and volunteers. Painted by Gresham artist Fred Riales, the work of art hangs prominently in the Hospice House. The Greek word for butterfly means "soul," and one of the symbols of hospice is the butterfly. The painting symbolizes patients ...

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