Penny Davis

Penny Davis recently retired after a 45 year career in health care with many years as an Executive Director of Hospice. She is dedicated to Hospice, now volunteers for a local Hospice and serves on the Board of IHPCO. She has written and published her first book honoring Hospice patients, families and IDT; read about “PJ’s, Pearls, and Fishing Poles” at penny-davis.com.

“An Empty Chair” – A Poem by Penny Davis

It is cold and snowy outside Tiny colorful lights twinkle through window panes Families gather to celebrate the holidays But, a chair is empty Inside, the home is filled with an amazing aroma Turkeys and hams are baking Pies, cakes…

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Honoring Chaplains and Bereavement Coordinators

Their shoulders are broad and their are hearts big. They aren’t judgmental, these men and women who serve as an integral part of the Hospice Interdisciplinary Team known as IDT. Chaplains aren’t pushing religion of any variety but they are…

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A Thank You To All Nurses In Hospice

NURSING………….lots of choices and rewards !! Nursing is one of the few professions where you can work in a variety of specialties as well as hours of the day or night. As a young nurse many years ago, I worked…

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The Many Faces of Home

Penny Davis, IHPCO Board Member

Many times I have sat with a dying patient. I’ve held a hand and listened to stories about family and home. We’ve talked about children, grandchildren, favorite family vacations and holidays with yummy foods. Whatever is on their mind is…

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In Honor Of National Volunteer Week: Loving All Of The Broken Pieces

There are all types of life events and all types of death events. Thankfully, we have Hospice to support patients and families at this very poignant last period of time. Sometimes these patients and/or their families bring a lot of…

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Penny Davis Shares Heartwarming Hospice Stories

A former executive director of a hospice organization shares stories from her decades-long career and interactions with families, hospice team members and patients in this new book about the importance of time and life lessons released by Dog Ear Publishing.…

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June: Accolades for Home Health Aides – by Penny Davis

If, you are a Home Health Aide (HHA), then please give yourself a huge pat on the back because you certainly deserve it. If you are a hospice team member working with a HHA then you know of their immense…

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Remembering Patients

Over the years, the Interdisciplinary Team and I have known many patients who we were pleased to serve in our hospice program of care. They come to us in all sizes, shapes, ages, from an assortment of home lives, jobs…

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We Are Family

Families come in all shapes, sizes, function and dysfunction. Some are biological and others acquired. In the world of hospice, many times the Interdisciplinary Team becomes the extended family to the patient and their famiy. We strive to work through…

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Find Your Happy Now

A passion, a calling, a career choice in hospice, whether to work or volunteer. For all of us that have made this choice we have learned that each day is precious. We have seen and heard all of the many…

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