Derrell Tidwell: Hospice Foundation President

(Airdate: September 21, 2021) Our Town host Maryanne McNellis interviews Derrell Tidwell, president of the Jefferson County Healthcare Hospice Foundation. With a basic philosophy that ‘no one dies alone,’ Hospice is a small but important part of Jefferson Healthcare’s basket of services. Hospice aims to provide dignity and comfort during the final days. It can include everything from pain medication to services such as bathing, massages, or just having someone read to you. The Hospice Foundation is a non-profit that essentially raises funds for the Hospice program. Derrell and his colleagues on the Board serve a vital role ensuring there’s enough money for these vital services. The COVID-19 crisis meant Hospice workers couldn’t go into the homes of patients for quite a while. But, as Derrell notes, they are now back in action.