Light up a Life for Hospice Care

During this holiday season, please consider a gift to CHI St. Joseph’s Health Hospice Care program in honor, or memory, of a loved one. Your generous gift of $25 or more to our Light Up a Life campaign will help bring individualized care to those in need of pain and symptom management, grief and bereavement support, and respite services. 100% of your gift stays locally.

Thank you for donating to CHI St. Joseph’s Health Light up a Life for Hospice Care. 

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Treasure every moment.

For 34 years, CHI St. Joseph’s Health Hospice Care has been honored to provide compassionate end-of-life care for patients – no matter where they call home. As part of our commitment and dedication to serve through our ministry, we also play a pivotal role in supporting the patient’s family and caregivers throughout their hospice care journey.

As we enter into this holiday season, we are thankful to partner with the Schumacher family as we celebrate Light Up a Life and Heartland Lakes Community Tree Lighting ceremony.

John Schumacher left a legacy in the community and his “Livin’ the Dream” motto reflected the true meaning of living each day to the fullest. John treasured every moment with his family and students and even during the hardest days battling cancer, John never let it affect his positive attitude. John’s outlook inspires gratitude, compassion, strength and love in the most challenging times…times to be treasured.

“John lived for everyone around him and found his life’s calling in his work, making a positive impact on everyone he met. He was a cheerleader for his students and so proud of his loving family. Hospice allowed him to be pain free so he could enjoy his last days making memories. Our hospice team was amazing by anticipating our needs and gently encouraged conversations that were important to have not only for John, but also for our family. They were always honest, open, calming, compassionate and the best listeners…they made us laugh and smile through the most difficult time of our lives.

John’s last four weeks of life, while in hospice, were special to him and he looked forward to his visits, as his nurse was a previous student/athlete who “got him”. She knew how to gently guide him through his final journey. We were blessed to have our hospice team by our side,” Bernie Schumacher, John’s Wife.


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General Information

600 Pleasant Avenue
Park Rapids, MN 56470

Phone: 218.732.3311
Toll Free: 800.566.3311
Fax: 218.732.1360

General Information

600 Pleasant Avenue, Park Rapids, MN 56470
Phone: 218.732.3311 | Toll Free: 800.566.3311 | Fax: 218.732.1360

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