Published on July 15, 2022
2021 was another year with much to be grateful for. Highlights included The Bluebird Cafe keeping our fundraisers going year-round in a virtual format when we couldn’t meet in person. Amy Grant and Green Door Gourmet provided beautiful outdoor venues for us when the world opened up a bit more. Alive team members led the way in creating our first Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee. Our clinical teams continued to awe us with their dedication to going above and beyond for those in our care. Our palliative team grew again, adding another 10,000 visits with patients!
Generous community members donated so we could expand our Henry Hooker Alive Connect telehospice program and also give close to $1.5 million in care to patients who needed financial assistance. We kicked off a comprehensive fundraising campaign to make long-term improvements to our facilities and programs, and we re-envisioned our community outreach and “mission-based” services. We were honored to receive a Hospice Elite award, ranking us among the best in the nation by those who had a loved one in our care.
One of the most powerful side effects of working at Alive is a strong sense of gratitude. It’s a wonderful feeling when your community supports what you do each day. We are incredibly grateful to our volunteers, donors, sponsors, and community partners who make our mission possible.
Kimberly Goessele, President/CEO