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Health Department of Northwest Michigan
serving Antrim, Charlevoix, Emmet, and Otsego Counties
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Hospice of Northwest Michigan's new logo
demonstrates partnership with Health Department

(April 9, 2010) The Board of Directors for Hospice of Northwest Michigan has approved a new logo for the agency, which provides comprehensive hospice services in partnership with the Health Department of Northwest Michigan.

"Our close relationship with the Health Department makes us unique among hospices in Northern Michigan," said Cheri Hoffman, Executive Director. "Sometimes people think we're separate from the Health Department's hospice program. The new logo clearly demonstrates our partnership."

A home care team led by a registered nurse is customized for clients, whether they are enrolled in the Health Department's home health care program or the Hospice of Northwest Michigan. Clients who have received home health care services can keep the same team members if they need hospice services.

"Cross training nurses and therapists for both home care and hospice sets us apart from other providers," Hoffman said. "Caring for people in their homes is intimate. Our clients tell us they appreciate the seamless transition from home care to hospice we can provide."

The Health Department of Northwest Michigan is mandated by the Michigan Public Health Code to promote wellness, prevent disease, provide quality healthcare, address health problems of vulnerable populations, and protect the environment for the residents and visitors of Antrim, Charlevoix, Emmet, and Otsego counties. Hospice of Northwest Michigan provides end-of-life care throughout the Health Department’s Health District. Medicaid, Blue Cross, and other insurance is accepted. For additional information about Hospice of Northwest Michigan, or to schedule a free consultation visit, call 800-551-4140.