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World War II Veteran and Hospice Care Patient Presented with Quilt of Valor

Friday, November 10, 2023

As reported by WisBusiness

Frank DiPiazza, WWII Veteran and 105-year-old Agrace Hospice Care patient was honored Friday, November 10, with a Quilt of Valor®.

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Agrace Earns Palliative/Hospice Heart Failure Certification from the American Heart Association

Wednesday, November 8, 2023

As reported by Healthcare Business Today and  WisBusiness

Agrace has achieved Palliative/Hospice Heart Failure certification from the American Heart Association, the world’s leading nonprofit organization focused on heart and brain health for all. The certification provides an evidence-based framework for evaluating palliative and hospice care agencies against the American Heart Association’s rigorous science-based standards for heart failure patients. Continue Reading…

Agrace Hires Beth Larson as Chief Development Officer

Wednesday, November 1, 2023

As reported by WisBusiness

Agrace has hired Beth Larson of Middleton as its chief development officer. Agrace is a nonprofit, community-supported health care organization that provides hospice care, supportive (palliative) care, non-medical personal care, adult day services and grief support to residents of southern Wisconsin. Continue Reading…

Agrace Adds Annette Bennett-Otto as Nurse Practitioner

Friday, October 20, 2023

Palmyra resident and nurse practitioner Annette Bennett-Otto has joined Agrace, a nonprofit, community-supported health care organization that provides hospice care, supportive (palliative) care, non-medical personal care, adult day care and grief support across southern Wisconsin. Continue Reading…

Dr. Zorba Paster: Don’t wait too long to consider hospice care

Wednesday, October 18, 2023

As reported in the Wisconsin State Journal 

Dear Doc: My mother is failing, with lots of medical problems that just have made her life miserable. She’s in pain all the time, she’s depressed, and her heart is failing. She was a lifelong smoker and is on oxygen. She can barely walk across the room without getting short of breath.

Her doctor said she would qualify for hospice. Most of the family is against it — they say mom is “giving up.” I think it might be a good idea, but I don’t want to go against what everyone else is saying. What do you think? — Sad reader

Dear reader: I have a motto — it’s never too early to go into hospice. Hospice is a Medicare Part A benefit. It’s officially for people who have a six-month life expectancy, but the rules are a bit blurry.

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Agrace CEO Lynne Sexten Selected to Join International Women’s Forum

Wednesday, October 18, 2023

As reported by WisBusiness

Agrace President and CEO Lynne Sexten has been invited to join the prestigious International Women’s Forum (IWF) of Wisconsin. A global organization, the IWF is comprised of more than 8,000 dynamic women leaders in 33 countries and 76 local forums who share a commitment to advancing women’s leadership and championing equality.

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Agrace Vice President of Homecare Operations Jenny Malak Appointed to State Board of Nursing

Thursday, September 21, 2023

As reported by WisPolitics

Jenny Malak, vice president of homecare operations for Agrace, has been appointed by Governor Tony Evers to serve on the Department of Safety and Professional Services (DSPS) Wisconsin State Board of Nursing. Malak is one of eight members to serve on the Board from across the state. She will serve as one of two licensed practical/registered nurses for a term of four years. Continue Reading…

Agrace’s annual Holiday Pop-Up Shop returns this October

Friday, September 15, 2023

As reported by In Business

Agrace Thrift Stores’ annual Holiday Pop-Up Shop will open Thursday, Oct. 12, selling a mix of donated new and gently used items for holiday entertaining, giving, and decorating. Continue Reading…

Urban League, Agrace Hospice announce two-week caregiver, CNA training program

Friday, September 1, 2023

As reported by In Business

The Urban League of Greater Madison, in collaboration with Agrace Hospice, has announced its Caregiver & CNA Career Pathway Training. Continue Reading…