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Interim Healthcare’s first independent Ohio Hospice opens in Coshocton

| December 21, 2015

Hospice pic_USE MECOLUMBUS – Interim Healthcare of Coshocton, Ohio has opened the national health care company’s first independent hospice in Ohio. The new hospice, which opened in May 2014, reflects the increasing need for high-quality, locally-focused hospice care services in the community.

Hospice care was previously housed in Interim Healthcare of Coshocton’s home healthcare office, but has continually grown to the point of needing its own location at 232 Chestnut Street in Coshocton. The hospice currently has 14 employees caring for 20 patients and will serve as the hospice for both the Coshocton and New Philadelphia Interim HealthCare offices.

“The need for hospice care is rising in these communities,” said Cindi Harriman, manager, Interim HealthCare of Coshocton. “We are proud to be Interim’s first independent hospice in Ohio and plan to continue to expand and serve the needs of our community by hiring the best and brightest employees to provide caring, quality services to our patients and their families.”

To remember patients cared for by Interim’s hospice, the new hospice celebrated their lives at a memorial service on Dec. 13. The afternoon included a short program with music and readings. All guests received a holiday ornament in remembrance of their loved one at the conclusion of the service.

“As the year comes to a close, it is important that we honor and remember those we have lost and their loved ones,” said Harriman. “This annual service reflects the meaningful relationships that each of our dedicated employees develops with our patients and their families.”

The Interim Coshocton office is locally managed and owned by The Salo Organization (TSO), the largest franchisee of national home healthcare company Interim HealthCare. TSO owns and operates 60 Interim HealthCare locations in five states – Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, West Virginia and Pennsylvania. The company employs more than 5,000 home health, hospice, skilled nursing and other caregivers. Annually, TSO provides more than five million hours of care to more than 25,000 people.

For more information about Hospice services, contact the Hospice office at 740-623-2331 or visit the website at www.interimhealthcare.com.

Interim HealthCare offers health and homecare services 24 hours a day, seven days a week in more than 320 offices throughout the U.S. Salo, Inc. is the largest franchisee of Interim HealthCare, with 60 locations across five states and more than 5,000 employees.

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