What Is Hospice?

Hospice is a philosophy of care that focuses on quality of life and comfort for the patients living with a life limiting illness. It is a type of care that puts comfort, dignity, and quality of life ahead of aggressive, curative treatments. The patient and family are the focus of care. Our compassionate hospice team is able to provide physical, emotional, and spiritual support during one of life’s most challenging times.

Hospice Services

Renville County Hospice provides all necessary hospice services related to the physical, spiritual, and emotional comfort and well-being of eligible patients, their families, and primary caregivers.

Services include:

• Physician, nursing and hospice aide care
• Social services, spiritual care and volunteer support for patients and their families
• Respite care and inpatient care
• Bereavement services for family and caregivers 13 months following patient’s death

Quotes From Family Members

“Our family was very satisfied with hospice in every way. We thank you again for all your love and help.”

“Our thanks for you care, concern, and support as you walked with us through these difficult days.”

“God bless your program and all the people working with it. Your love will always be remembered.”

Hospice Interdisciplinary Team

Renae Slagter, Director
Elizabeth Kopel, Hospice RN
Debbie Wertish, Hospice RN
Heather Sheely, RN
Kari Hadler, CNA
J. Rob Kemp, MD, Hospice Medical Director
Pastor Matt Hausken, Hospice Champlain
Pastor Charles Stewart, Volunteer Champlain


Contact Hospice

Telephone 320-523-3427
Fax 320-523-3571
For an On-Call Nurse or Voice Mailboxes 320-523-3427


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