Our Patients Say it Best

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“B.Y.O.P.” (Bring Your Own Pillow!),
Jun, 2015

One of the first patients welcomed into the Hanson Hospice Center was a gentleman with a large family who lovingly visited him quite often and stayed for long periods of time....

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97 CANDLES!!, Frances Schroeder
Jun, 2015

Frances Schroeder had one goal. One goal can often be easy to reach and may not seem very daunting, unless your goal is to reach 97 years old!!  Frances achieved victory on October 2 – her 97th Birthday...

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A Home Away From Home, Harlene Smith
May, 2015
Physicians: Kenneth Edwards, MD

When Harlene Smith fell and broke her tibia, she feared ending up in a lesser quality nursing home facility like those she had previously experienced. After arriving to the smiling faces of staff at Pine Ridge, Harlene knew she had found a home away from home.

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A Mother and Daughter Make Lasting Memories, Laurie James
Jun, 2015

In 2007, Laurie James, a 48-year-old mother of two, was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis (CF). Laurie said, “I can’t complain, I’ve been married and I have two beautiful children. I know my purpose in life was to be a mom.”

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A Moving Story of Compassion , Nikki Jones
Jan, 2015

I cried when they came. A whole team from Lakeland just to help me move. I couldn't believe they actually cared that much.

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Accessorize, Accessorize!, Carolyn Verweyst
Jun, 2015

Often the time is quite limited, but our volunteers and staff perform miracles again and again so that family and friends have one or two more precious memories to take home with them when they must say good bye to a loved one...

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Alice's Birthday, Alice
Jun, 2015

Alice turned 97 on Valentine’s Day. As a former teacher, she has touched the lives of many, and at 97, she still looks for, and finds ways, to help others.  In Alice’s teaching career she was

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An Unlikely Lifeline, Ericka Nykamp
Jan, 2015
Physicians: Jean LaFever, PA-C

Jean loved her job and respects her patients. She goes to great lengths to care for them well, I am so happy that I met her!

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Angels Among Us, Angie Sulzer
Jun, 2015

Angie Sulzer, 39, has been courageously fighting breast cancer for four years. It has spread throughout her body.  Angie and her husband Matt, have only been married for two years...

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Bringing Back the Music, Susan Ratajik
Jan, 2015
Physicians: Justin Sybesma, MD,

I never considered going out of the area because David had such good results with Dr. Sybesma — we felt we wanted to stay with him,” Susan said. “He was confident that he could take care of us; we knew he was the right man to go to, and that Lakeland was the place where we wanted to be.

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