A Meaningful Journey | Zusman Hospice

"They know exactly how to shepherd the patient at all stages of an illness and they want to accommodate anything and everything that is reasonable and possible. It just seemed as if the whole world wanted to make her remaining days as comfortable as could be.

Every single thing they touched they touched with professionalism, with understanding, with compassion and overall, with class."

Seymour Raiz, spouse of a Zusman Hospice patient

Hospice is a philosophy of care for people with a life-limiting illness, such as heart disease, lung disease, cancer or Alzheimer’s disease.  Hospice care addresses symptom relief while providing dignity and compassion to those at the end of their lives, rather than curing illness.  This end-of-life journey can be a meaningful time of acceptance, reconciliation, healing and even joy.
At Wexner Heritage Village, Zusman Hospice strives to enhance the quality of life, until the end of life, for our patients.  Our generous and supportive staff focuses on helping patients and their families achieve their wishes and personal goals during the journey, such as attending a grandchild’s wedding, enjoyng a favorite sporting event or simply a walk through the garden after rainfall.

"It's like a security blanket - full of comfort and warmth."

Jodi McKinley
Spouse of a Zusman Hospice patient

Our full-time medical director and team of highly skilled healthcare professionals provide exceptional end-of-life care that nurtures the body, mind and spirit of our patients while attending to the special needs of families and caregivers. Hospice care is provided at home or wherever the patient lives, in our in-patient unit, as well as in the two private rooms operated by Zusman Hospice on the sixth floor at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center Ross Heart Hospital.

Inspired by our Jewish values, we openly embrace all faiths and respect each individuals’ unique values and spirituality.  Since its founding in 2001, Zusman Hospice has served thousands of patients, families and friends who have found encouragement and support from follow-up grief programs, community education, special outreach opportunities, as well as visiting our blog, Heart and Soul.  
Watch our videos to learn more about Zusman Hospice through the eyes of family members, volunteers, clergy and staff.
Contact us to learn more about Zusman Hospice.
Jenna Hirsh, MD
Lena Winkler, MD

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