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Agrace Expands into Northern Illinois

Friday, January 27, 2017

After 39 years of providing quality hospice care in Wisconsin, Agrace is expanding across the state line. We have opened an office building at 7290 Argus Drive in Rockford, and are now serving patients in several counties in northern Illinois

Why expand to Illinois? There is opportunity for greater hospice utilization in northern Illinois, and our beautiful, homelike Janesville inpatient unit is only a 40-minute drive from Rockford, which has no similar facility.

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February 25 Volunteer Fair Lets Public Explore Agrace’s Volunteer Opportunities

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Madison, Wis. – Agrace Hospice & Palliative Care, Madison’s nonprofit community hospice, has several fulfilling volunteer opportunities that allow you to give back, brighten a life and feel like you have made a positive difference.

Agrace invites the community to learn more about hospice volunteering at a volunteer fair on Saturday, February 25, from 9 a.m. to noon, at the Madison­–West Agrace Thrift Store at 118 Junction Road, and at Agrace’s Madison–East thrift store at 2402 E. Springs Drive. Staff and current volunteers will be on hand to discuss Agrace’s volunteer roles.

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Veteran to Veteran: Volunteer Makes Special Connection While Delivering Meal to Janesville Patient

Friday, January 13, 2017

On Friday, November 11th, Tom Cornelius was given a special assignment.  It was Veteran’s Day, and Tom—an Army veteran and Agrace volunteer—was asked to deliver a Celebration of Life meal to hospice patient and fellow veteran living in Janesville.

Tom recently celebrated nine years volunteering at Agrace, making him a veteran volunteer, but he’s also a military veteran. Born and raised in Kansas City, Kansas, Tom was drafted into the military on his 20th birthday.  He served in the Army from 1953-1955 during the Korean War.  When asked about his military experience he said, “It was a commitment, a privilege, a good experience and I wouldn’t give it up for anything.”

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2016 Best Place to Work: Agrace is Committed to Care, Diversity

Friday, November 4, 2016

As reported by Madison Magazine/Channel 3000

Of the companies that answered questions on their diversity efforts, Agrace had the most notable practices.

When Lynne Sexten became president and CEO of Agrace Hospice and Palliative Care in 2012, one of the first things she noticed was that the staff, volunteers and people served by Agrace lacked diversity. She quickly assembled a team to address it.

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Mounted Patrol lifts spirits with visit to Agrace patients

Sunday, September 4, 2016

FITCHBURG (WKOW) — Patients at a hospice facility in the Madison area are getting some unique care.

Members of the Madison Police Department’s Mounted Patrol Unit took some time off work Wednesday afternoon to visit patients and their families at Agrace Hospicecare in Fitchburg.

The interaction can be uplifting for people who are coping with the stresses of end of life care.

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Agrace President & CEO Lynne Sexten Named TEC August Spotlight Member

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Name: Lynne Sexten

Company: Agrace Hospice & Palliative Care
Industry: Healthcare
Employees: 610
Family: 3 Beautiful Children
TEC 15 member since 2015

Give TEC a brief history/overview of your company: Agrace is the largest non-profit hospice in Wisconsin.  We are located in Madison, and have additional sites in Janesville, Baraboo, and Rockford, IL.  Hospice care is available for those with a terminal illness whose life expectancy is 6 months or less.  Agrace provides support for a patients emotional, social, and spiritual needs and enables them to be comfortable and free of pain.  The focus of hospice is on quality of life, not curative treatments.  Palliative care focuses on providing patients with relief from the symptoms, pain, and stress of a serious illness.  It is provided at any stage in a serious illness and often accompanies curative treatment.

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New “A Round with Agrace” Golf Outing to Benefit Sauk County Patients & Families Facing Serious Illness

Monday, July 4, 2016

On July 19, Agrace Hospice & Palliative Care will host an exciting, new golf event at Trappers Turn Golf Club. Proceeds will support Agrace’s nonprofit mission of compassionate care, including a program that provides free or discounted services to patients in Sauk County who cannot afford quality end-of-life care.

This fun summer getaway day in the Dells includes great food, games, prizes and 18 holes of golf on an award-winning course. Check-in opens at 9:30 a.m. on July 19, with a shotgun start at 11 a.m. A variety of sponsorship and group golf packages are available. The individual golfer price of just $175 includes a box lunch, drink ticket, 18 holes of golf with cart and entry to the post-golf appetizer reception.

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Agrace HospiceCare Getting Groundskeeping Help from Goats

Saturday, June 4, 2016

As reported by Hannah Flood on NBC15

MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) – Agrace Hospice Care is getting help from a group of goats who are cleaning up their unwanted plant overgrowth.

This is the second year Agrace has hired the goats to come in and clean up their brush. They say it only costs about $3 a day and allows them to get rid of unwanted plants without the use of chemicals.

The Green Goats is a service based out of Kenosha and Green County Wisconsin. Depending on how much land the goats are hired to clear, you can rent their services for days at a time.

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Memorial Day Celebration Honoring Veterans

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

A hugeveteran-honored-wyocena-memorial-day-celebration thanks to Log Cabin Family Restaurant in Baraboo for donating the delicious apple, blueberry & cherry pies for the Memorial Day Celebration Agrace sponsored at Columbia Health Care Center in Wyocena. Thanks also to Agrace’s David Knoche for serving up the pie!

Photo as published in the Portage Daily Register.