Hospice of Medina County
History and Mission
HMC Hospice of Medina County is celebrating 30 years of providing quality hospice services to the community. Incorporated in 1981, Hospice of Medina County worked through two local agencies - the Medina County Health Department and Catholic Social Services. These agencies provided hands-on services that allowed the terminally-ill to stay at home, surrounded by family and friends. In those early years, the program was very small with only two or three patients at a time.
In 1995, HMC The Robertson Bereavement Center, a community outreach of Hospice of Medina County, cut the ceremonial ribbon for the opening of The Robertson Bereavement Center. In 1997, BridgesHome Health Care opened. In 2002, Barberton Hospice & Palliative Care, a division of Hospice of Medina County, began serving the Barberton and surrounding areas. In 2003, an inpatient unit, Hospice of Medina County at The Inn, opened to better serve our hospice patients who cannot be cared for at home. In 2006, Life's Treasures Thrift Shop opened the door for business in Medina. In 2011, the new headquarters of HMC Hospice of Medina County was opened.
Hospice of Medina County has over 140 professionals on staff that includes medical directors, nurses, social workers, home health aides, chaplains, and bereavement counselors. We are proud to have more than 250 volunteers. Patients are able to have the attention of music therapists, beauticians, pet therapists, and massage therapists. We are present in hospitals and nursing homes, as well as the patient's home
Hospice of Medina County is Medicare/Medicaid certified and is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations. Hospice of Medina County also actively works with state and national organizations to ensure that quality hospice care will be here for many years to come.
The mission of Hospice of Medina County is to provide the highest quality, supportive care through a medically-directed, interdisciplinary team: to enhance the quality of life and ensure dignity throughout the dying process in accord with the wishes and directives of the terminally ill and their families: to serve the terminally ill and their families, regardless of ability to pay.
2013 Board of Trustees
Don Poest, President
Cindy Steeb, Vice President
Tracie Rose, Secretary
Andy Dunham, Treasurer
C. Richard Lynham