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Agrace Receives Dorothy Height Award for Diversity in the Workplace

Monday, November 26, 2018

Agrace Hospice & Palliative Care has been named recipient of the 2018 YWCA Rock County Dorothy Height Award for Diversity in the Workplace. The award was presented to Agrace’s Tami Kellerman, Brenda Gonzalez and past Foundation Board Member Linda Krohn at the fourth Annual YWCA Rock County Racial Justice Conference “Building Bridges to Eliminate Racism” on November 8.

The Dorothy Height Award for Diversity in the Workplace recognizes a business within Rock County that demonstrates that it recognizes the strengths provided by racial diversity. The business must also exhibit a sustained commitment in the pursuit of cultural diversity, inclusion and retention in the workplace.

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Hospice Patient Sees Packer Game in Wish Come True

Monday, November 19, 2018

Francis Thompson, an 86-year-old Prairie du Sac resident and life-long Green Bay Packers fan, had a wish come true October 15 when he was able to attend the Packers’ Monday Night Football game at Lambeau Field. Francis’ wish was made possible by his Baraboo-based nurse, CNA and social worker from Agrace HospiceCare.

“After a lifetime of watching the Packers play, this was Francis’ first time seeing them play in person,” said Tina Hohn, Thompson’s nurse case manager with Agrace. “Francis talks about it every time I see him. He says, ‘I still can’t believe I made it to the game!’”

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Editorial: Step up to help Agrace meet matching grant

Friday, October 5, 2018

Agrace Hospice & Palliative Care, the area nonprofit that regularly is praised for the quality of its end of life services to thousands of local people, needs your help.

Back in August, a group of donors in honor of Agrace’s 40th anniversary combined to pledge $400,000 to the nonprofit’s campaign to raise money for its “Care for All” endowment.

Just one catch: The donations required Agrace to raise a matching $400,000 by Oct. 14.

Unfortunately, the campaign is in danger of falling short of the match. While Agrace has been able to raise $250,000, it needs some good donations in the coming week to reach the match.

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Executives share how to make businesses great places to work

Friday, September 21, 2018

As reported in Madison Magazine

Executives from the companies chosen as Best Places to Work 2018 share some tricks they’ve learned along the way on how to make successful businesses.

Agrace Hospice & Palliative Care 
“Agrace’s culture is a culture of engagement that’s built around listening to employees’ needs, collaborating with them to build solutions and putting those solutions into action. By consistently applying that problem-solving algorithm, we create an environment where employees speak their minds, expect to be heard and real change happens.”
— Lynne Sexten, president and CEO

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Employees put on Race for Agrace to help patients

Sunday, September 16, 2018

FITCHBURG (WKOW) — Employees at Agrace Hospice are helping their patients pay for care.

The Race for Agrace is a one-mile fun walk and timed 5K to support the nonprofit Care for All Foundation. Care for All provides free or discounted services to patients who can’t afford end of life or palliative care.

The run was organized by Agrace employees who wanted to help their patients.

“We hope through the race to raise about $33-thousand. Also really exciting is we have a match campaign right now going for our Care for All Foundation, so that those dollars should be able to be matched to help us achieve the final $1 million that we hope to raise for Care for All,” said Chris Hammer, a nurse with Agrace.

This was the second annual Race for Agrace.

Agrace is a non-profit, community-supported agency with offices in Madison, Janesville, Baraboo and Rockford.

Race for Agrace

Outlets at The Dells Shopping Extravaganza to Benefit Agrace

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Agrace has been chosen as one of 10 nonprofit beneficiaries of this year’s Outlets at The Dells Shopping Extravaganza. The Extravaganza takes place Saturday, September 15, 2018 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 210 North Gasser Road in Baraboo.

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Hospice provider Agrace to offer home care

Friday, August 17, 2018

As reported by David Wahlberg of the Wisconsin State Journal

Agrace, a Fitchburg-based nonprofit that provides hospice care, is launching a home care service, in part to offset what it says are declining Medicare payments for hospice care.

Agrace will start Age at Home — which offers housekeeping, transportation and assistance with toileting and grooming, among other services — on Sept. 4.

 

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Agrace to Offer Free Spouse/Partner Loss Grief Group at Reedsburg Medical Center

Thursday, August 9, 2018

In September, Agrace HospiceCare will begin “Spouse/Partner Loss” in Reedsburg to support local residents who are grieving the death of their spouse or partner. The session will be led by Colleen Pulvermacher, MS, certified grief support specialist.

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‘Race for Agrace’ to Take Place in Fitchburg September 16

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Employees’ concern for patients who need help paying for end-of-life care is the impetus behind a local fundraiser in Fitchburg. On Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, Agrace Hospice & Palliative Care will hold its 2nd annual Race for Agrace event—a grassroots effort that started with the compassionate concern of one Agrace nurse.

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