I loved studying the entrance web page article of the Overview on June 13 concerning the Intrepid USA Healthcare and Hospice operations within the Highlands out of their Staunton workplace. I’ve little doubt that they’re a high-quality firm, particularly since Dr. Barry Brown serves as their medical director. My goal for writing is just to remind the readers that for 27 years, Mountain Regional Hospice, primarily based in Clifton Forge, VA has been serving the world as a “home-based” hospice, offering the identical companies that Jim Bay (RN and case supervisor with Intrepid) talked about within the article. MRH has at all times used space primarily based nurses, licensed nursing assistants, social employees, chaplains and volunteers. Now we have additionally been very proud to have Dr. Michelle Ballou as our medical director for years. Mountain Regional Hospice has maintained a wonderful monitor report and has gained the respect of space households and establishments. In our early days, “hospice” was somewhat recognized phrase within the Highlands, so schooling was a lot part of our process. Additionally at the moment, our board felt that hospice was not one thing that ought to be marketed and promoted via the media. However via our trustworthy companies we now have gained a confirmed repute and a bunch of associates. We love the Highlands and we love caring for these particular residents. It has been my privilege to function a chaplain with Mountain Regional Hospice since its inception.
Rev. Invoice Gilliland