ASHLAND -- The Ohio Council for Home Care and Hospice has selected Ruth Lindsey with the 2021 Hospice Volunteer of the Year Award. The award will be presented during a pre-recorded video zoom call for the 2021 Virtual Annual Conference and Trade Show.
Ruth was nominated by HNCO Chief Development Officer/Senior Administrator, Ralph Tomassi.
“Ruth Lindsey is a highly respected, much beloved member of the HNCO family and our community,” Tomassi said. “I can’t think of anyone more deserving of this recognition.”
Throughout her professional career and in retirement, she has unselfishly given her time, resources and heart and soul to hospice. Despite being retired for over 12 years, she is still considered the ‘Face’ of Hospice of North Central Ohio.
“Hospice of North Central Ohio would not be in existence today if it were not for Ruth Lindsey,” Bill Kahl, HNCO Executive Director said.
As founder of HNCO in 1988, Ruth Lindsey has dedicated the majority of her professional life advancing HNCO and it’s special mission. Since her retirement in 2009, Ruth has continued to be engaged at HNCO as an Emeritus member of the board of directors as well as a tireless volunteer.
Her legacy at HNCO is perpetuated through The Ruth Lindsey Memorial Gardens & Walkway, The Ruth Lindsey Annual Charity Golf Outing, and The Ruth Lindsey HNCO Endowment fund which she created and funded at The Ashland County Community Foundation.
In addition to her board of director responsibilities, Ruth continues to volunteer at HNCO’s What Goes 'Round Thrift Shoppe in downtown Mansfield and assists with administrative tasks at HNCO’s Richland County office.
In 2018, Ruth was the recipient of The Sandra J. Rule Dauch HNCO Volunteer-of-the-Year award.
As the area’s oldest and largest non-profit hospice organization, Hospice of North Central Ohio has served thousands of families with compassionate end-of-life and Palliative care, bereavement programs and services since 1988.
Headquartered at 1021 Dauch Drive in Ashland, Hospice of North Central Ohio serves more than 200 patients daily in Ashland, Crawford, Huron, Knox, Morrow, and Richland counties who are living with chronic and terminal illnesses.
Additionally, free continuous bereavement services are provided for hundreds of families of hospice patients and to anyone in the community experiencing grief. HNCO also operates the What Goes ‘Round Thrift Shoppe located in downtown Mansfield.
Call 800-952-2207 for more information. HNCO is a 501c3 non-profit organization with over 37 years of experience and a community partner of United Way of Ashland and Knox County.