November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month

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November 4, 2021

PARK RAPIDS, MN (November 3, 2021) November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month. During the month of November, we honor the nurses, physicians, social workers, chaplains, volunteers and home care aides who play an invaluable role for their clients as caregivers, companions, and friends throughout their specific needs.

For 34 years, CHI St. Joseph’s Health Hospice Care has been honored to provide compassionate care for patients – no matter where they call home in our vast service area. As part of our commitment and dedication to serve through our ministry, we strive to improve our patients’ quality of life, ensuring more meaningful moments by incorporating the body, mind and spirit of every person.

To some, hospice care is sometimes misunderstood. Hospice care is simply a form of palliative care that’s provided near the end of life. However, not all palliative care is hospice care. Palliative care can be given to patients of any age who still have many years to live, including those who have a life-limiting illness and also those who may recover from a serious illness. An individualized care plan with a highly-skilled hospice team provides your family with the exceptional service you deserve 365 days a year.

Contact CHI St. Joseph’s Health Hospice Care to learn more about the many benefits of hospice and palliative care at 218.732.4552 or visit our website at for a list of services available within hospice. Please don’t postpone valuable and compassionate care options that your family has available right now, right here in our community.

This month let’s celebrate National Hospice and Palliative Care Month and recognize the efforts of these caregivers that make a difference every single day.

About CHI St. Joseph’s Health

CHI St. Joseph’s Health is a 25-bed critical access hospital serving communities in Hubbard, Becker, Cass and Wadena Counties since 1946. In recent years, CHI St. Joseph’s Health’s award-winning teams received several national honors including: The Joint Commission Top Performer on Key Quality Measures in surgery; Top 100 Critical Access Hospital, HealthStrong; WomenCertified’s America’s Best Hospitals Women’s Choice Award in obstetrics; and the Studer Group Fire Starter Healthcare Organization of the Month among other national, regional and state recognitions.

About CHI

Catholic Health Initiatives, one of the nation’s largest health systems, was formed in 1996 to strengthen the Catholic health ministry for the future. With deep roots in the tradition of expressing Christ’s love by caring for those in need, Catholic Health Initiatives serves more than four million people each year through acute care hospitals; long-term care, assisted and residential-living facilities; community-based health services; home care; research and development; and reference laboratory services.


Contact: Sonja Day
Communication/Marketing Manager
CHI St. Joseph’s Health
600 Pleasant Avenue
Park Rapids, MN  56470

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