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Donation to OMC Riverways Hospice Received on Anniversary of Mom’s Death

Donation to OMC Riverways Hospice Received on Anniversary of Mom’s Death

Ozarks Medical Center (OMC) Riverways Hospice received a $10,000 donation recently from Don Minge of South Carolina. Minge, a former resident of West Plains, made the donation in honor of his mother, Lena Minge. Mrs. Minge died in 1997. The donation came on the 19th anniversary of her death.

“My mother lost her battle with cancer on April 4, 1997. The months prior to her passing were obviously extremely difficult for her and our family. OMC Riverways Hospice was there to provide the needed care, support, and compassion for us through this painful transition between life and end of life for our loved one. It requires very special and gifted people to perform these valuable services day in and day out – they must be professional, caring, compassionate, hardworking and selfless. It is said that Angels walk among us and touch our lives during difficult times…so it was with OMC Riverways Hospice. I am so grateful and blessed that you were there for my mother and our family,” said Minge.

“It is so very meaningful to receive a donation from family members who want to recognize the care that their loved one received. We appreciate Joe’s kind words about our staff and it is good to know that the care that was given nineteen years ago is still appreciated,” said Holly Isom, OMC Riverways Home Care Manager.

Riverways Hospice is part of Ozarks Medical Center’s Home Care Services which include hospice, home health, and support services serving the seven county region for more than 40 years.

To make a donation to Riverways Hospice, contact the OMC Foundation at Number 12 Parkway Center, or call 417-853-5200.

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