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Agrace Adds New Agency, Foundation Directors

Tuesday, June 13, 2023

Agrace has appointed Susan Collins, Carey Gehl and Lisa Olson to its board of directors, and Mark Pent and Susan Schmitz to the Agrace Foundation board.

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Runners honor lost loved ones during 6th annual Race for Agrace

Monday, June 5, 2023

As published by 27-News, WKOW

People in Madison ran the Race for Agrace 5K in honor of their loved ones Sunday. The Agrace Grief Support Center has brought compassionate care to people facing life-limiting illnesses for over 45 years.

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Agrace Adds Ajith Susai as Flex Hospice and Palliative Physician

Tuesday, May 23, 2023

Ajith R. Susai, DO, of Brookfield, Wis., has joined the medical services team of Agrace, a nonprofit, community-supported health care organization that provides hospice care, supportive (palliative) care, non-medical personal care, adult day services and grief support across southern Wisconsin.

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Community Invited to Agrace’s Dodgeville Office Ribbon Cutting, Open House

Monday, May 8, 2023

With more than a decade of experience caring for people in southwest Wisconsin who are in the final months of life, Agrace Hospice Care is celebrating the completion of its new Dodgeville office location.

The community is invited to a Dodgeville Chamber ribbon cutting ceremony and open house at Agrace, 316 W. Spring Street in Dodgeville on Wednesday, May 24, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. with the Chamber ribbon cutting at 4:45 p.m. Immediately following the ribbon cutting, attendees are welcome to join the Dodgeville Chamber “5:01 Connect” meeting at Agrace. All are welcome.

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Agrace Adds Troy Polnitz as Manager of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Monday, April 24, 2023

As an organization that places “belonging” among its three shared values, Agrace has affirmed its commitment to being an inclusive health care provider and workplace by hiring Troy Polnitz of Madison as its diversity, equity and inclusion manager.

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No. 1 Large Employer| Listening, caring builds a stand-out workplace at Agrace

Monday, March 27, 2023

As reported by Dennis Chaptman in the Wisconsin State Journal

Agrace, which provides care and support to people who are aging, seriously ill, dying or grieving, provides a workplace driven by values and respect for employee needs.

“I’m thankful every day that there are an awful lot of healthcare people that find this to be their calling. It just really resonates with them,” said Lynne Sexten, Agrace’s CEO. “Patients and their families are often in crisis. It’s scary, and we have nearly 900 people who are experts at it, helping guide them.”
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Leaders carve out cultures with personal style, commitment

Monday, March 27, 2023

As reported by Dennis Chapman in the Wisconsin State Journal

Effective business leaders orchestrate culture, setting the stage for creativity, employee engagement, the attraction and retention of top talent and marketplace success.

Their leadership engenders employee buy in. Supported employees sustain the culture, stoking that success. As former NBA basketball coach Phil Jackson said, “The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team.”

This year’s Top Workplaces survey identified three stand-out leaders. Here’s a brief look at the approaches of this year’s special award winners for leadership:

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Lynne Sexten, Agrace: After serving as a hospital administrator, Lynne Sexten arrived as president and CEO at Agrace in 2012 and immediately noticed that the patients were not as economically or racially diverse as those she saw in a hospital setting.

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Agrace to Hold ‘Giving Day’ March 29

Wednesday, March 22, 2023

If someone you know is aging, seriously ill, dying or grieving, they can turn to Agrace for support. A local, nonprofit, community-supported health care organization, Agrace is well-known for its hospice care and supportive (palliative) care services. People also rely on Agrace after the death of a loved one, because its community grief support is open to everyone—and Agrace relies on community donations to make this possible.

Across southern Wisconsin, Agrace provides personalized care and support for life’s changing health needs, including care for people who cannot pay. To ensure all area residents have access to its services, the nonprofit is holding Agrace Giving Day: A 24-hour Giving Challenge to Sustain Care, Support, Hope and Healing, on March 29.

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Hospices Increasingly Invest in Environmental Sustainability

Monday, March 20, 2023

As reported by Hospice News, Holly Voseel

More hospices are going green, making short-term investments to cultivate long-term sustainability.

While some environmental initiatives come with substantial upfront costs, providers expect to see returns through reduced energy and fuel costs, as well as recruitment and retention in some cases.

Among these companies is Agrace Hospice & Supportive Care, which unveiled an initiative last October to become carbon neutral by 2025, according to President and CEO Lynne Sexten.

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