Hospice Care Since 1996

Seasons Hospice is a community-based, nonprofit hospice providing hospice care to individuals with a life-limiting or terminal illness since 1996. The majority of our patients receive hospice care in their home, wherever that may be.  Some reside in nursing homes, others live in assisted living or other residential facilities, while many live in a private residence. 

 

Hospice Care

For those who wish to have 24-hour onsite hospice care, they can choose our Seasons Hospice House located in rural Rochester, Minnesota. This lovely, eight-bedroom facility, which opened in 1997, was the first Medicare-certified residential hospice facility in Minnesota.

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Grief Support

Seasons Hospice recognizes the importance of providing grief support to those who have suffered a loss due to death.  We offer extensive bereavement support through our Center for Grief Education and Support to our hospice families as well as to individuals who have experienced a loss due to death.

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Hospice is a philosophy of care which is designed around the patient's goals and wishes.

 
 

Mission

The mission of Seasons Hospice is to provide individualized and compassionate care, education, and support for the dying and those who have experienced loss.

Philosophy

Hospice is a philosophy of care which is designed around the patient’s goals and wishes. Embracing a team-oriented approach, hospice is considered to be the model for high quality, compassionate care for people facing a life-limiting illness or injury.

Vision

Adding quality of life to each day is the vision of Seasons Hospice. We strive to provide our patients with compassionate care, delivered by skilled and caring staff and volunteers so that these final months and days can be filled with comfort, peace, and reduced stress for the patient and their loved ones.

 
I can’t begin to thank you enough for the kind and loving care you provided my mom over these last months and in her final days. Your attentive care was valuable as you showed love and compassion in the final days. You are an extraordinary group of people and I feel blessed to have known you through this time.
— Melanie, Daughter
 
 

Seasons Hospice at a Glance

 

Seasons Hospice Leadership Team

 
  Beverly Haynes, RN   Executive Director

Beverly Haynes, RN

Executive Director

  Michael Mesick, MD   Medical Director

Michael Mesick, MD

Medical Director

  Michelle Donahue   Director of Human Resources

Michelle Donahue

Director of Human Resources

  Christine Humble   Director of Volunteer Services

Christine Humble

Director of Volunteer Services

 
 
  Carolyn Piepho   Director of Development and Communications

Carolyn Piepho

Director of Development and Communications

  Pam Slocum, RN   Director of Clinical Services

Pam Slocum, RN

Director of Clinical Services

  Heidi Smith, MA   Director, Center for Grief Education and Support

Heidi Smith, MA

Director, Center for Grief Education and Support

  Nikki Gruis Diekmann   Director of Quality and Compliance

Nikki Gruis Diekmann

Director of Quality and Compliance

 
 

2018 Board of Directors

 
  Larry Guse   President   Chief People Officer, Think Mutual Bank 

Larry Guse
President

Chief People Officer, Think Mutual Bank 

  Corenia Walz   Vice President   Attorney, Rodney D. Anderson Law Offices, LLC

Corenia Walz Vice President

Attorney, Rodney D. Anderson Law Offices, LLC

  C. Robert Stanhope, MD   Secretary   Physician, Mayo Clinic

C. Robert Stanhope, MD Secretary

Physician, Mayo Clinic

  Carmen Pleschourt   Treasurer   Oertli & Pleschourt, LLP 

Carmen Pleschourt
Treasurer

Oertli & Pleschourt, LLP 

 
 
  Richard Christiana, MD   Retired Physician - Olmsted Medical Center

Richard Christiana, MD

Retired Physician - Olmsted Medical Center

  Jim Clausen   Retired Engineer - IBM   

Jim Clausen

Retired Engineer - IBM

 

  Mary Johnson   Chaplain Emerita, Mayo Clinic    

Mary Johnson

Chaplain Emerita, Mayo Clinic    

  Thomas Poterucha, MD   Physician, Mayo Clinic

Thomas Poterucha, MD

Physician, Mayo Clinic

 
 
  Nick Leimer   Director of Operations, Kraus-Anderson Construction Company

Nick Leimer

Director of Operations, Kraus-Anderson Construction Company

  David Olson   Executive Director The BlackRidge Group at Morgan Stanley Wealth Management

David Olson

Executive Director The BlackRidge Group at Morgan Stanley Wealth Management

  Sheila Kiscaden   Olmsted County Commissioner

Sheila Kiscaden

Olmsted County Commissioner