The conversation that’s an essential Mother’s Day gift

By John Mihalevich, M.D., FACP Chairman, Advisory Board – Respecting Choices of the Ozarks If your mother could not speak for herself during a medical emergency, would you be able to communicate her wishes for medical care? Perhaps one of the best gifts to give this Mother’s Day is a a friendly ear and the […]

Mother in hospital

CPR during the COVID-19 Pandemic

We all know that CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) saves lives. The American Heart Association states immediate CPR can double or triple chances of survival after cardiac arrest. But the contagious nature of COVID-19 poses new risks for those doing CPR. Have you discussed your CPR wishes with your family? If you test positive for COVID-19 or […]

Passionate about end-of-life issues? Apply now to join our board.

We are seeking individuals to join our leadership team who share our goal to live in a community where individuals and families have access to education and services that ensure dignity at life’s end. This is a working board that invites members to contribute their talents to strategic planning, operational oversight, and community outreach activities. […]

HFO grant funds purchase of 500+ books on grief and loss for area children

In Spring 2019, The Hospice Foundation of the Ozarks purchased more than 500 copies of The Rabbit Listened for the Retired Senior and Volunteer Program (RSVP) Ready Buddy and Pre-K Pals mentoring initiative. This touching story, written and illustrated by Cori Doerrfeld and published by Penguin Random House, tenderly explores the struggle of a young […]