Hospice of the Big Horns Receives Highest Level of Recognition

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Hospice of the Big Horns Manager Ann Aksamit (Courtesy Photo)
Hospice of the Big Horns Manager Ann Aksamit (Courtesy Photo)

Sheridan Memorial Hospital’s Hospice of the Big Horns has been named a 2015 Hospice Honors Elite recipient for scoring above the national average on post-care surveys. A news release issued by the hospital states that according to surveys conducted by Deyta, an industry leader in data-driven management, those who have received hospice care at Hospice of the Big Horns have been very satisfied with their services. Hospice Manager Ann Aksamit said that “knowing the survey results come from patients’ families makes the recognition even more special”.

The award comes as the Sheridan Memorial Hospital Foundation seeks to raise funds to expand their hospice services in the community. An expansion could mean inpatient hospice services in addition to the care currently provided, which takes place in the home of the patient or their family. Foundation Executive Director Ada Kirven said that the “award couldn’t have come at a better time”.

According to the release from the hospital, Hospice of the Big Horns provides service for terminally ill patients and their families when the focus of care shifts from curing illness or extending life, to ensuring the quality of remaining life with loved-ones, providing dignified end-of-life care.

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