Beloit Regional Hospice partners with Beloit Health System

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Gina Duwe
August 5, 2015

BELOIT--Beloit Regional Hospice will become part of Beloit Health System effective Jan. 1 in a new partnership announced Wednesday.

A joint news release states the partnership will “further advance compassionate, high-quality care for those with life-limiting illness in southern Wisconsin and northern Illinois.”

The partnership solidifies a long-standing relationship between the two organizations that have worked together for many years to provide a continuum of care, according to the release.

“We're very excited about the opportunities this partnership will provide. Beloit Regional Hospice and Beloit Health Systems are equally committed to providing quality care to our patients, partners and employees,” hospice Executive Director Natasha Weberg said. “Coming together will allow us to show our continued dedication to quality care and continued loyalty to our state line community.”

Beloit Regional Hospice will maintain its name, operational staff, fundraising events and volunteers. A current hospice board member will join the Beloit Health System Foundation Board and oversee the endowment fund that will remain designated and restricted for hospice use.

“Beloit Regional Hospice provides an invaluable service to our community,” said Timothy McKevett, president and CEO of Beloit Health System. “Working together we can sustain and preserve this service and offer coordinated, comprehensive end-of-life care for our patients and their families who deserve the best care available.”

Hospice services are available to any person whose illness has advanced to a point where he or she is no longer seeking life-prolonging care but rather is seeking comfort and quality of life. The hospice cares for an average of 60 hospice patients and 50 transitions clients daily.

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