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Hamrick Family Donation to Wendover Hospice House of VIA Health Partners - Cleveland County

SHELBY, NC – VIA Health Partners, founded as Hospice Cleveland County, announced a donation from the Delores “Dee” Hamrick Turner family to name the Wendover Hospice House Nurse Station.

Donation by Delores "Dee" Hamrick Turner family to name the Wendover Hospice House Nurse Station

Donation by Delores "Dee" Hamrick Turner family to name the Wendover Hospice House Nurse Station
Delores "Dee" Hamrick Turner and her children, Tommy Hamrick, Steve Hamrick, and Susan Hamrick Floyd

Mrs. Turner’s children - Tommy Hamrick, Steve Hamrick, and Susan Hamrick Floyd - made the gift to honor their mother who is now under hospice care with VIA Health Partners. A long-time resident of Cleveland County, Mrs. Turner cared for and mentored many people in her life both young and old. Although she was not a nurse by trade, she welcomed many family members into her home to live as long as necessary. “Her home embodied the same tender spirit as the care she’s now receiving from the VIA Health Partners team,” said Tommy Hamrick.


The family decided naming the nurses’ station at the Wendover Hospice House would be a perfect way to honor their mother and help further the mission of one of her favorite organizations. The new station will be called the Delores “Dee” Hamrick Turner Nurse Station. The family said, “We are thankful for the opportunity to help VIA Health Partners continue to provide comfort and peace to individuals and their respective families at life’s most difficult time.”


Peter Brunnick, a Shelby native and President/CEO of VIA Health Partners, said “Gifts like this one from the Hamrick family represent a direct investment in our ability to care for anyone who needs us, regardless of medical complexity or ability to pay. Our Wendover Hospice House is an important community asset, and we are thrilled to set the Hamrick’s gift to good work.”


VIA Health Partners offers hospice and palliative services spanning 35 counties across North and South Carolina.


The VIA Health Partners Cleveland County office serves as the hub of the Western Region which includes Caldwell, Burke, McDowell, Rutherford, and Polk counties.


 

About VIA Health Partners

VIA Health Partners began as Hospice at Charlotte, the state’s first hospice, and was incorporated in 1978. Later, Hospice at Charlotte operated under the name Hospice & Palliative Care Charlotte Region (HPCCR) for decades before changing its name change to VIA Health Partners in 2023. In Fall 2020, Hospice Cleveland County and HPCCR merged. Today, VIA Health Partners serves over 3,500 patients on any given day through its hospice and palliative services. For more information, visit www.viahp.org.

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