Renville County 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.


Advanced care planning helps anyone, healthy or ill, communicate their wishes for medical treatment.

At any age, a medical crisis could leave someone too ill to make their own medical decisions. An advanced care plan provides information to others about your wishes in case illness or injury prevents you from telling them yourself.

Advanced Care Planning is a Process of:

Clarifying your values and health care goals

Understanding your treatment options

Weighing your options about what kind of care and treatment you would want or not want

Making decisions about whether you want to appoint a health care agent or complete a health care directive

Communicating your wishes in writing in a document called an advance directive or health care directive.

Free Advanced Care Planning Class

At this class you will learn about advanced care planning and receive assistance in completing a health care directive. Free monthly sessions are offered at RC Hospital’s Cosgriff Senior Room the last Wednesday of each month at 3:00 p.m.


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
Heidi Sticha, LSW
Heather Neubauer, RN
Kimberly Bird, RN
Kari Hadler, CNA
J. Rob Kemp, MD, Hospice Medical Director
Pastor Matt Hausken, Hospice Champlain

Contact Hospice

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

PHYSICIANS & Providers

RC Hospital & Clinic’s team consists of some of the finest physicians and providers in Minnesota dedicated to excellent patient care and outstanding health education. You can expect the same excellent RC Hospital & Clinic’s care you have come to trust, along with extra time and attention you want from your doctor during the visit.


RC Hospital & Clinics’ specialty providers are a team of more than 20 physicians dedicated to providing you and your family with patient-centered, comprehensive, coordinated, and accessible care.

Audiology (Hearing)

  • Kristen Benjaminson, AuD

  • Rebecca Thiesse, AuD


  • John Bernhardson, MD

  • Jacob R. Dutcher, MD

  • Bernard R. Erickson, MD

  • John Mahowald, MD

  • Jamie M. Pelzel, MD

  • Wade T. Schmidt, MD

  • Daniel J. Tiede, MD

  • Jay H. Traverse, MD

  • Howard Zimring, MD

General Surgery

  • Jared Slater, MD, FACS


  • Bryan Rolph, MD

  • Erin Osmundson, PA-C

Orthopedic Surgery

  • Peter Sanders, MD

  • Matthew Bennet, PA-C

Otolaryngology (ENT)

  • Martin Janning, MD


  • Lee L. Cafferty, MD

  • Kent Donelan, MD

  • Leah Dvorak, MD

  • Raquel Walsh Jahnke, MD

  • Steven Vanderwerf, MD

Podiatry and Foot & Ankle Surgery

  • Bruce Neumann, MD


  • Services provided by Suburban Imaging.

Sleep Studies

  • Martin Janning, MD


  • Kenneth Shea, MD

  • Muhammed Suri, MD, MBBS

  • Vikram Jadjav, MBBS


  • Neil M. Skemp, MD