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Volume 1, Issue 4

Welcome to our in-house newsletter! 
The newsletter will be delivered to your inbox every other Monday.  
The new name "The CARE Corner" highlights our core values and each section will be dedicated to highlighting the HBV values of: Compassion, Accountability, Respect, & Excellence.
It's a great way to stay connected to all the key information within Hospice Brazos Valley.  Enjoy!

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Serving All With Dignity

Fundraisers like the Christmas Arts & Crafts Market in La Grange, slated for December 4, 2021, help us continue to extend compassion and serve all with dignity, regardless of their ability to pay.  This event will take place on Saturday, December 4th from 10:00am – 4:00pm at the Historic Casino Hall at 254 N Jefferson St., La Grange. 


The Christmas Arts & Crafts Market features shopping with local vendors, food available for purchase, a gift wrap station benefiting Hospice Brazos Valley, and Photos with Santa. All proceeds from the event will benefit Hospice Brazos Valley patients and families.

If you know someone interested in becoming a vendor, please share this information with them. Vendor deadline is November 1, 2021.

Questions? Email Bobbie Nash at bnash@hospicebrazosvalley.org


Introducing Mr. & Mrs. Ian McGonagill

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When Melissa Hackett,  HBV Social Worker in Brenham, began praying to meet someone her mom began plotting.  Ian's dad worked with Melissa's mom at Faith Academy and they decided Ian and Melissa needed to meet.  One day Ian showed up at the Brenham office because his dad said Melissa was expecting him.  The trouble was, Melissa wasn't even aware that Ian was popping by so she was not there!  Melissa thought Ian was a stalker, then learned her mom and Ian's dad were trying to set them up!  

"Then he added me on Facebook and I knew who he was at that point because I'd talked about it with my mom, but I hated the idea of taking the bait from my mother so I left the request sitting there for a month.," Melissa said.


She eventually gave in, added him on Facebook and the two decided to go out for coffee. 

They have been inseparable ever since and married on June 26, 2021. All because their parents set them up! 

Congratulations Melissa Hackett McGonagill


Answering to Our Relationships

Serving the community in and around the HBV service area is central to our mission. It creates accountability and trust beyond just HBV's patients. Over the last few weeks HBV was present to accept a generous donation from the Bluebonnet Opry, participated in SilverSage's drive through parade for residents, hosted summer games at the Langford complete with leis and a beach backdrop, and led a fun seashell craft at The Bob and Wanda Meyer Senior and Community Center.

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All because YOU CARE

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HBV is honored again to be the winner of the Hospice Honors Award 

The Hospice Honors is a landmark compilation of hospices providing the best patient and caregiver experience.
This prestigious annual review recognizes hospices that continuously provide the highest level of quality as
measured from the caregiver’s point of view. These honors can only be attributed to the excellent service each of you provide daily and the commitment displayed by the HBV team to our core values.  Thank you!


of feelings, rights, & traditions of others

HBV respects the feelings, rights and traditions of others by offering resources at no cost.  The month of August is

National Make a Will Month.

HBV has some wonderful tools that help patients discuss their options, decide how they want their assets to be distributed, and explain how to document their wishes.  We have many of these branded booklets about Advanced Care Planning on hand, as well as other resources shown here.  The graphic displays the current available booklet options on hand at HBV.  If you would like specific title sent to you in the internal mail, please email us at marketing@hospicebrazosvalley.com.



Advancing and Reshaping End of Life Care

Congratulations to Holli Johnson, our latest Rounding Rock Star!

Sponsored by the HBV Leadership Team, the Rounding Rock Star Award honors employees who daily demonstrate excellence by their outstanding job performance and are recognized by their peers during rounding sessions with their supervisors. The employee or employees who are named most often in each quarter as worthy of peer recognition receive a $50 gift certificate and recognition in the HBV newsletter. The recipient of this quarter’s Rounding Rock Star Award is Holli Johnson. Congratulations, Holli! Your peers consider

you a role model. They are honored to work with you and recognize you for daily reflecting HBV’s core values. You rock!

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Click the button to submit your ideas or email us at marketing@hospicebrazosvalley.org with your comments, suggestions, to say hello, or general news.  Every submission will be entered into  a drawing for a gift card that will be awarded monthly! 

Thank you in advance & good luck!