Mission & Values

Our Mission:

Ensuring access to care for those living with a life-limiting illness

through our commitment to Caring. Living. Healing.

 

Our Values:

Creating a supportive and productive work environment is important to us. At Valley Hospice, we strive to create a culture that encourages honest dialogue, respect for the feelings, values and cultures of others, teamwork and a commitment to our mission. Our goal is to create a harmonious work environment by adhering to our values stated below.

Teamwork

  • Support and encourage my teammates throughout the organization.
  • Provide positive, constructive feedback.
  • Consistently “manage up” co-workers.
  • Celebrate success – look for the good and share it.
  • Be a role model.
  • Communicate with respect and professionalism to create a safe environment in which open dialogue can take place.

Integrity

  • Be reliable, allowing others to place their trust in me.
  • Do the right thing even when no one is watching.
  • Respect all individuals through acknowledgment, acceptance, and courtesy.
  • Walk my talk.
  • Refrain from gossip.

Performance

  • Be flexible and willing to adapt to change.
  • Be knowledgeable about my job responsibilities and the organization.
  • Seek self-development - Utilize tools that are provided to grow personally and professionally.
  • Take responsibility for my actions; be willing to take both credit and critique.
  • Conduct myself as a professional at all times by performing my job competently and ethically (i.e, maintaining confidentiality, maintaining boundaries, making eye contact, dressing professionally, using professional demeanor).
  • Recognize I am a reflection of Valley Hospice.
  • Be on time.
  • Set and achieve goals.

Spirituality

  • Recognize the spirituality inherent in each individual without judgement.
  • Be open and respectful to each individual’s spiritual beliefs.
  • Meet patients and families where they are and don’t project your spiritual beliefs on others.
  • Be attentive to your own spiritual needs, as you perceive them.
  • Live your spirituality in acts of compassion and service in the workplace.
  • Build one another up and encourage your coworkers in times of distress, personal crisis, and spiritual need.

Mission Focused

  • Recognize the value of each person and accept that value without judgment.
  • Be good stewards of time, money and all resources entrusted to me.
  • Offer hope, compassion and empathy to coworkers and those we serve.
  • Know our mission and apply it to my work every day.

Engagement

  • Focus my physical, emotional, and spiritual energy in order to fulfill our mission.
  • Take pride and ownership in my performance each day.
  • Build professional relationships
  • Inspire and Motivate others.
  • Consistently ‘manage up’ Valley Hospice.
  • Appreciate the efforts of others.
  • Support the communities in which I serve.

Board of Trustees

Carole Adams

Carole Adams, PhD

Consultant, Federal Procurement

Sarah Barickman

Sarah Barickman

Outreach Director and Life Celebrant

Altmeyer Funeral Home & CARE - Funeral & Cremation Specialists

NOT PICTURED:

Kevin Britt

Kevin Britt

Board President

Retired COO

Reynolds Memorial Hospital

Teresa Faykus

Teresa Faykus

Board Vice-President

Associate Professor of Nursing

West Liberty University

Michael Goclan

Michael Goclan

Board Treasurer

VP of Commercial Lending and Business Development

Unified Bank

NOT PICTURED:

Karin Janiszewski

Karin Janiszewski

WVU Medicine Director of Corporate Communication and Public Relations

NOT PICTURED:

Jeff Lycan

Jeff Lycan, RN, MS

President, National Hospice Cooperative

NOT PICTURED:

Karen McClain

Karen McClain

Assistant Professor of Nursing Health Science

West Liberty University

NOT PICTURED:

Dr. C. Clark Milton

Dr. C. Clark Milton

Medical Director, Corporate Health

Wheeling Hospital

Adam Myser

Adam Myser

Attorney

Myser & Myser

Karen Padden

Karen Padden

Retired Teacher

 

NOT PICTURED:

Vanessa Palmer

Vanessa Palmer

Board Secretary

Community Nurse Educator

Urban Missions

NOT PICTURED:

Katherine Shelek-Furbee

Katherine Shelek-Furbee

Retired Social Worker


Leadership Team

Cynthia Bougher

Cynthia Bougher, RN, MSN, CHPCA

Chief Executive Officer

Years at Valley Hospice: 28

 

Andrea Hale

Andrea Hale, RN, MBA

Chief Operating Officer

Years at Valley Hospice: 19

Natalie Bolock

Natalie Bolock, SHRM-CP, PHR

Vice-President of Human Resources & Administration

Years at Valley Hospice: 18

Toni Elliott

Toni Elliott, RN, BLA, MBA

Vice-President of Quailty Management

Years at Valley Hospice: 17

Tom LaFlam

Tom LaFlam

Vice-President of Finance

Years at Valley Hospice: 9

Dr. Kathryn Franz

Kathryn Franz, DO

Medical Director

Years at Valley Hospice: 11

Katie Border

Katie Border, MSW

Director of Mission Services

Years at Valley Hospice: 12

Kim Parker

Kim Parker

Marketing Director

Years at Valley Hospice: 16

Jennifer Taylor

Jennifer Taylor

Development Director

Years at Valley Hospice: 5

Zach Watkins

Zach Watkins

IT Director

Years at Valley Hospice: 2

Not Pictured:

Tera Newbold

Tera Newbold, RN

Care Centers Manager

Years at Valley Hospice: 6

Connie Pilutti

Connie Pilutti, RN, CHPN

Clinical Support Manager

Years at Valley Hospice: 19

Rhonda Sprowl

Rhonda Sprowl, RN, CHPN

North Home Team Patient Care Manager           

Years at Valley Hospice: 20

Brandi Unterzuber

Brandi Unterzuber, RN

South Home Team Patient Care Manager          

Years at Valley Hospice: 9


Licensure & Accrediation

Medicare/Medicaid Certified

Ohio & West Virginia


Professional Affiliations

Hospice Alliance of Ohio


Awards & Honors

Hospice Honors Recipient


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