“There is a sense of camaraderie at Yolo Hospice, working toward the common goal of helping people live as well and fully as possible, all the way to their very last day. As a smaller non-profit hospice, each team member contributes greatly to how the organization is run. It feels as though we are a family, with a common goal of ensuring that people feel as good as possible at the end of their lives.”
Annie Hargadon, MD
Medical Director for YoloCares, Palliative Program
“The years that I have spent working at Yolo Hospice have been some of the most rewarding in my life. For me, this work at Yolo Hospice is a vocation and calling, not a job. I am blessed every day that I am here serving with such a dedicated, caring team of professionals. Also, it is a fun place to work, where the happiness of the staff is seen as very important, and the comfort and care of our patients is paramount!
I love serving in Yolo Hospice and plan to continue doing so as long as I am able. It is my JOY!”
Micah Murdock, DD
Spiritual Care Counselor
A poem by one of our social workers, written after asking other team members what they experience at Yolo Hospice:
Hospice is more than a building.
Hospice is more than an agency.
Its foundation is the people inside
who make it run smoothly.
If you ask what keeps them going,
their answers are as unique as they are.
None of them have chosen hospice,
as hospice has chosen each one of them.
Life experiences have directed their path.
“It is natural to be here.”
“A massage for my soul.”
“It didn’t bring me here, but it keeps me here.”
You will hear honor, privilege, connection.
“It touches a deeper place in my soul.”
“Treating the whole family holistically
at the most vulnerable time in people’s lives.”
A diverse group of chosen people
who receive tremendous rewards just knowing
that they made a difference in someone’s life today;
easing a transition toward a peaceful death.
Marilou Rennie, LCSW
Admissions Social Worker