Stories

October 2, 2022

John Green honored for his service by Quilts of Valor

Like any young adult, John wanted to see the world and determined to do that he would join the U.S. Air Force. Because of his skills, he was trained as a jet mechanic. In the service, mechanics go where their jet goes, therefore, he has been to Germany, Philippines, Japan, […]
August 8, 2022

Dr. Bali Earns Hospice Medical Director Certification

Doru Bali, MD, FACEP, HMDC, was recently granted the prestigious Hospice Medical Director Certified (HMDC) credential by the Hospice Medical Director Certification Board. Dr. Bali serves as Medical Director at Visiting Nurse Association & Blue Water Hospice. This recognition is a result of required clinical and leadership hospice experience, a […]
December 22, 2021

VNA & Blue Water Hospice partner with Detroit Lions for fundraiser

Port Huron, MI – Visiting Nurse Association & Blue Water Hospice is partnering with the Detroit Lions to raise funds. Lions fans are encouraged to purchase tickets for the Sunday, January 9 game vs Green Bay Packers through this special link. For every $25 ticket purchased through this link, $5 […]
December 21, 2021

Tom Paull named VNA & Blue Water Hospice 2021 Volunteer of the Year

Tom Paull was named 2021 Volunteer of the Year. A volunteer since 2019, Tom is a Companion Volunteer. He sits with patients and families – listening, talking… being a kind presence in the Blue Water Hospice Home. Several staff echoed the sentiment that Tom “is invaluable to the Hospice Home…what he […]
December 21, 2021

VNA & Blue Water Hospice celebrate a week of awards

Port Huron, MI – Each year we celebrate our employees during Awards Week. The agency honors several staff and volunteers with Volunteer of the Year, Leader of the Year, Bess MacCulloch, and Dr. Elmore Shoudy awards. In addition, a little competition between staff with gingerbread house and door decorating contests… […]
November 16, 2021

VNA & Blue Water Hospice kicks off annual Light Up a Life campaign

Port Huron, MI – Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) & Blue Water Hospice introduced Light Up a Life as a way for the community to remember and honor loved ones. “Our Light Up a Life campaign came about as a special way for family and friends of current or former patients […]
November 10, 2021

104-year-old WWII veteran awarded Quilt of Valor at Blue Water Hospice Home

Just in time for Veterans Day…104-year-old Elmer Ulseth was honored for his service in World War II with a Quilt of Valor while many Blue Water Hospice staff looked on.
March 7, 2021

A Special Dinner for a Special Lady

Doris Blaine is a patient at the Blue Water Hospice Home. Mrs. Blaine was living alone when she fell and could no longer stay in her home. She is staying at the Blue Water Hospice Home while she recovers. One day she was chatting with some staff about her favorite […]
March 2, 2021

Ride of a Lifetime

Sherwood Palmateer was given the “Ride of a Lifetime”. Mrs. Palmateer talked about how much her husband would love to see their church, farms, and equipment one last time. Mr. Palmateer is a patient receiving end-of-life care at the Blue Water Hospice Home. Staff at the Hospice Home took it […]