Jim Herman, Hamilton Hospice chaplain, recently retired after 10 years working at Hamilton Medical Center (HMC). A reception was held at HMC in his honor.
In his role as chaplain, Herman sang to patients and caregivers, served as a counselor and spiritual guide to patients and family members, visited patients and caregivers, and sometimes simply listened to patients and those who worked with him.
Herman participated in a weekly breakfast for ministers, performed funerals when asked and spoke words of encouragement at Hamilton Hospice memorial services.
“Jim’s work was integral to the Hospice mission,” said Bo Callaway, director of Hamilton Hospice. “By spending time with patients and caregivers through prayer, music and many times just listening, connections were made that enabled all involved to have a calmness and better understanding of what was to come. Jim cared for every patient and caregiver he visited, he saw our patients as his mission field. He will be missed.”
Photo: Jim Herman, Hamilton Hospice chaplain, recently retired after 10 years working at Hamilton Medical Center (HMC). He is pictured with some Hamilton Home Health and Hospice associates. From left are Megan Little, Lesa Stancill, Cindy Washington, Herman, Kristie Ferguson-Johnson and Ann Huff.