Hospice of Michigan Adds and Expands Traverse City Team

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (Feb. 2, 2017) Hospice of Michigan is growing its Traverse City team with the promotion of Michelle Gallagher and the addition of Anne Schippers to the nonprofit hospice agency which serves more than 80 patients each day throughout the city and surrounding communities.

Gallagher, a member of the Hospice of Michigan Foundation team since 2015, has been promoted to philanthropy specialist. She is based out of Traverse City and is responsible for donor communications among northern Michigan supporters. Gallagher is a resident of Traverse City, Michigan and has a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Davenport University in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Schippers, of Traverse City, Michigan has been hired as a volunteer program coordinator and is responsible for recruiting and training volunteers throughout the Traverse City region. Schippers received her Master of Management from Aquinas College in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

About Hospice of Michigan A nationally recognized leader in end-of-life care, Hospice of Michigan is the original – and largest – hospice in the state.  The nonprofit cares for nearly 1,800 patients each day, raising more than $5 million each year to cover the cost of care for the uninsured and underinsured.  HOM offers a broad range of services to enhance the quality of life at the end of life, including community-based palliative care and pediatric care programs. HOM provides grief support and counseling, caregiver education and support, and education programs for physicians and health care professionals through its research, training and education arm, the Hospice of Michigan Institute. In January 2016, HOM joined forces with Arbor Hospice and Palliative Care, strengthening the mission of nonprofit hospice in Michigan to ensure patients and their caregivers receive the highest quality of care. For more information, call 888.247.5701 or visit www.hom.org.

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