Hearts Broken But Held Lovingly

By Kara Ulasewicz-Travis, President/CEO, Mountain Valley Hospice Abi was sick. Friends would visit and say, “Wow. She’s really thin.” We did x-rays and blood tests and biopsies. I tried to hug it out of her.  I prayed.  It bought us a few months. She stopped swimming...

Journey of a Hospice Nurse

The Journey of a Hospice Nurse By Robin Jusenius, RN; Mountain Valley Hospice Senior Case Manager (From a speech Robin delivered at the presentation of her 20-year service award at the MVH Academy Awards on May 3, 2019) My Hospice journey began in October of 1998 when...

The Art of Saving Souls

By Kara Ulasewicz-Travis, President/CEO, Mountain Valley Hospice When I arrived at Mountain Valley Hospice and the Nancy Dowd Hospice Home campus in June of 2017 as the newest team member, one of the first things I asked the staff was why there weren’t defibrillators...