The Ohio Council for Home Care and Hospice (OCHCH) presented the Award of Excellence in Hospice to Chaplain Tracy Paul Downs for her more than 10 years of service to the patients, family members and staff at Hospice of Southwest Ohio.
If you ask patients and families about their experiences with Chaplain Tracy Paul Downs, MA Pastoral Care, during this journey of life, they would all positively reflect on the care, compassion, courage, strength, hope and love she provides each and every person she touches.
Tracy’s co-workers shared that “Tracy is so soft, caring and always has the right words to comfort, which truly reflects her calling as a Chaplain for Hospice of Southwest Ohio. At times when there is hardship and struggles Tracy doesn’t have to say a word, but looks at you, shares a gentle hug and her eyes say everything providing immediate peace. Tracy’s laugh and smile is so contagious, people can’t help but be happy around her.”
Assessing a patient’s spiritual and emotional needs requires intense, empathic listening. Tracy helps patients and their families gain spiritual and emotional closure, and the ability to release each other into God’s loving hands. David Walsh, CEO shared “Tracy is trusted to enter a family’s life, to be a spiritual presence for them at a time of helplessness and vulnerability. This is an honor and a sacred trust that Tracy has established for more than 10 years with Hospice of Southwest Ohio.”
Congratulations Tracy for receiving the Award of Excellence and for proving the patients and their families at Hospice of Southwest Ohio – peace, clarity and understanding at a time when they need it most.
Hospice of Southwest Ohio is locally owned and operated since 2006. With helping hands and open hearts, Hospice of Southwest Ohio provides the care, comfort and compassion for those facing a life-limiting illness. We have a dedicated team of nurses, caregivers and volunteers whose main goal is to keep your loved ones at peace – in a place surrounded by care and compassion.
Hospice of Southwest Ohio serves five counties, with the highest reputation for treating patients with the care, dignity and the respect everyone deserves.
About The Ohio Council for Home Care and Hospice
For nearly 50 years, the OCHCH for has been the “Voice of Home Care and Hospice in Ohio”. OCHCH supports the home care and hospice provider industry and serves it members and other stakeholders through advocacy, education, information and research. OCHCH is one of the nation’s largest and longest serving state trade associations for home care and hospice. OCHCH is a member of both the National Association of Home Care & Hospice and the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization.