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Annual Report 2013
Transcript of Annual Report 2013
one community at a time
Care for All
Now Serving More Counties
Agrace branched out geographically and now provides care to residents of Iowa, Sauk, Columbia and Dodge counties, where hospice utilization is lower than in Dane County.
Palliative Care Consultation Service
• A new branch of service for people
struggling with chronic or serious illnesses.
Agrace’s Care for All program ensures that every person who needs assistance at the end of life has the ability to receive Agrace’s quality comfort care.
When Heather Niles was facing a prognosis of six months to live, after years of intensive medical care that had caused an insurmountable financial burden for her family, she turned to Agrace for support.
Click to read what Heather’s parents have to say about her journey
with Agrace, as featured in our recent Spring Appeal.
Returning the Favor:
Donated by Volunteers
What do we mean by Branching Out? For Agrace in 2013, it meant celebrating 35 years of growing to serve the needs of our communities.
We’re still the Agrace that you’ve known and supported for more than 35 years. Now, thanks to more robust programs, an expanded service area and the addition
of inpatient hospice beds in Janesville, we’ve deepened our commitment to helping people navigate the stages
of serious illness—a commitment that drives our
dedicated staff every day.
Lynne Myers, FACHE
Agrace President and CEO
• In-home assessments are provided by an
Agrace palliative care specialist.
• Agrace experts recommend changes and
collaborate with patient’s regular physician
to implement them.
• We explore ways to improve physical
comfort and reduce stress.
An office in Baraboo serves as a home base for our staff, and a place where grief support groups and community educational presentations are offered free to the community.
2013 Indicators of Quality
Agrace focused on six indicators of quality to help us provide consistently excellent care:
• More than 65 Agrace managers and
prospective managers are enrolled in
our two-year Leadership Education
Advancement Program (LEAP).
• Coursework covers decision-making skills,
risk management, service excellence,
recruitment, conflict management,
managing financial performance and
Hear from Our Donors
to read the story of Jean Martinelli
and Linn Roth, who have committed both time and treasure to ensure that everyone has access to care through Agrace.
A Groundbreaking Year
Agrace received a $2 million lead gift for building the Agrace Center for Hospice & Palliative Care in Janesville. We broke ground in September 2013 and will open for patients in July.
Join us for a public open house: June 21, 2014, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.,
2901 N. Wright Road, Janesville
The communities we serve have donated more than $4.5 million to Agrace’s Sharing the Journey, Building the Memory Capital Campaign, including an anonymous lead gift of $2 million.
As we prepare to open the Agrace Center for Hospice & Palliative Care in Janesville, donations of $1.7 million are still needed to reach our $6.5 million project goal, which includes vital operating funds for the new center’s first three years. Gifts can be made online
or by calling (608) 755-1871.
Agrace has added three new executive leaders. Brian Tennant, chief information officer; Dr. Dena Green, chief medical officer; and Jennifer Maurer, chief financial officer.
For a complete list of Agrace’s current board members and executive leaders, click here:
• Preventing patient falls
• Managing pain for newly admitted patients
• Timeliness of admission
• Medication management/safety
• Preventing avoidable emergency room visits
• Overall patient and family experience
How the Agrace Foundation Supports the Community
• Free or discounted hospice
and palliative care
• Grief services
• Respite care
• Volunteer training
• The Wish Program
• The Hospice and Palliative
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In 2013, We Broadened Our Mission & Vision
Agrace President and CEO
How the Community Supports the Agrace Foundation
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