The Bothwell Regional Health Center Foundation recently presented grants to two area hospices in an effort to help them serve the needs of terminally ill patients and their families.

Bothwell says the foundation works to develop private resources to improve access and the quality of health care in the area. They presented grants of $555 each to the Crossroads Hospice Charitable Foundation and Benton County Hospice. The grants were made from hospice-specific donor funds the Bothwell Foundation oversees.

“Because these funds are from donors, we want to ensure we continue to use them as the donors intended,” said Lauren Thiel, director of the Bothwell Foundation. “The Foundation Board of Directors adopted a policy specifying that each year we will make a grant to the hospice or hospices serving the majority of patients from this area. It was stipulated that the funds have to be used to benefit local patients.”


“We are very thankful for the generous donation from the Bothwell Foundation,” said Lynn Parkhurst, physician liaison with Crossroads Hospice. “This donation will benefit the Pettis County community by helping Crossroads support of community organizations, healthcare providers, and caregivers who are involved in end-of-life issues and who support grief resolution.”

“We hope these grants will help Benton County Hospice and Crossroads serve patients and their families at a time when they need it most,” Thiel said.

Bothwell added that in the past 10 years, the Bothwell Foundation has contributed more than $3.6 million to financially support the regional health center.

Courtesy of BRHC