November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month, a time to create awareness for this special kind of care.

Ecumen, one of the oldest hospice providers in Minnesota, is proud of the outstanding work of its hospice employees and volunteers, who are deeply committed to compassionate end-of-life care.

“I’m often asked what distinguishes Ecumen Hospice from other providers,” said Seth Kalhagen, Ecumen Hospice Director. “In addition to our exceptional hospice staff and volunteers, our philosophy sets us apart: We focus intently on caring about what the hospice patient cares about.”

Visit the Ecumen Hospice website to learn more about our unique person-centered approach to fulfill our patients’ remaining wishes and desires through what we call Mosaic Moments. As we get to know our patients, we ask them this simple question: “What is important to you right now, in this moment?” Then we work as a team to create special personalized moments of joy.

To read about some of these special moments and get a better idea of what hospice is all about, below are links to a few of our past blog posts with uplifting stories about our clients, employees and volunteers.

A Hospice Client Gives His Nurse a Day She Will Never Forget

Wednesdays with Genny, Ecumen Hospice Volunteer

Ecumen Hospice Team Honors a Client’s Last Wish in a Heartfelt Singing Goodbye

Arlo the Amazing Ecumen Hospice Hound Takes Patient Care to a Higher Level

Ecumen’s Seth Kalhagen Wants To Change Your Perception of Hospice


For more information about Ecumen Hospice, call 651-714-0200 or click here to contact us online.