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Vivian Honor Oestreicher Family & Friends Fund
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About Vivian Honor Oestreicher Family & Friends Fund
What is a profession that impacts lives ... nursing! Many great people I know, including my sister-in-law, are nurses. When my mom became ill, it was my sister-in-law that was the most helpful. Later, when mom was admitted to Good Samaritan Hospital, it was the nurses who helped her through their direct care, as well as by placing a "sitter" with her at all times and making a referral for followup medical attention. Nurses are there in good times - obstetrics - and bad - oncology and hospice and psychiatric institutions. A fund was established in memory of mom at the Good Samaritan Hospital (Cincinnati, Ohio), aka TriHealth Systems, to provide an annual nursing scholarship. The fund also assists with funding the sitters program, trained individuals who "sit" with patients who have no family/friends (or provide relief for family/friends' presence) and need 24-hour supervision in addition to skilled nursing care. Many of the sitters are nursing students and "sitting" provides training and income while they are in the nursing program. Nurses touch the lives of many, which ripples out to those attached to them. They provide comfort, healing, consolation and care. The Vivian Honor Oestreicher Family & Friends Fund at Good Samaritan Hospital (administered through Good Samaritan Foundation) awards an annual nursing scholarship as well as funds the sitters program, which receives no funding from public sources or insurances (solely privately funded). The need for funds is ongoing for both causes. My mom wanted to leave behind a piece of her that would continue to touch lives in positive ways. She believed in promoting the ability to take care of one's self through education and employment. When someone was unable to take care of him or herself due to illness, having trained professionals equipped to deal with those situations was of the utmost importance to my mom - their training consisting of education and experience. My mom is able to live on through these two programs - both programs designed to help self and others in tangible and concrete ways.
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