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2013 Press Releases
Tree of Life supports hospice patients at Golden Belt Home Health & Hospice

(Great Bend, KS) - While the Thanksgiving and Christmas season is a time for gathering with family and friends, it is also a time for remembering loved ones who have passed away.

Golden Belt Home Health & Hospice (GBHH&H) recognizes that families want to discover a special way to honor those who have passed, and is once again offering the Tree of Life. All proceeds allow GBHH&H to assist those in need of hospice care.

“Family and friends may purchase angels for the Tree of Life in honor of their loved ones,” said Donita Wolf, GBHH&H director. “All the money we raise goes to the medication fund for our hospice patients. This is a wonderful way to honor loved ones and support those who are receiving hospice care at the end of life.”

The Tree of Life will be located in the front lobby of St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center throughout the holiday season; St. Rose owns and operates GBHH&H. The tree will be decorated with the angels that memorialize those who are deceased.

“We have learned many people want to buy an angel as a memorial Christmas gift,” Wolf said. “They can find comfort in honoring family and friends in this unique way.

“We encourage community residents to remember loved ones and provide a helping hand to others at the same time,” she continued. “Everyone can be assured that all proceeds are used to help our neighbors at a difficult time.”

Angels are $10 each and may be purchased at St. Rose’s Gifts from the Heart Gift Shop; by visiting GBHH&H, 3520 Lakin, just south of St. Rose; or visiting

GBHH&H, a non-profit agency, has been serving the community since 1979. Its territory includes Barton, Pawnee, Rush and parts of Stafford counties.

St. Rose is part of the Centura Health family, which connects individuals and families across western Kansas and Colorado with more than 6,000 physicians, 15 hospitals, seven senior-living communities, physician practices and clinics, and home-care and hospice services.

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