Passage quilts bring comfort at Legacy Mount Hood
Theresa Robinette won't forget the beautiful quilt placed on her mother, Mary Cannada, as she was nearing the end of her life at Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center. “The quilt is more precious than words could ever say,” said Robinette in article published by The Outlook about the passage quilts and the importance they have on families.
The passage quilt program at Legacy Mount Hood provides a tangible and lasting gesture of care that honors a patient’s passing and helps families cope with their loss. “Giving the family a quilt is a way to honor their beloved and bring comfort to them as they deal with death and grief,” said Legacy Mount Hood’s Chaplain Alice Tate. Robinette’s family is among the 5 to 10 families each month who receive a passage quilt to comfort them and their honor loved ones.
The passage quilts are hand-crafted by a community of volunteer quilters that include Carla Liepold (pictured here), a registered nurse with Mount Hood’s Short Stay Unit and her friend and retired nurse Jan Visonhaler, who started the passage quilts program ten years ago when she was working at the hospital.
Robinette’s story about the importance of receiving the quilt for her mother and conversations with the quilters about why this work is important to them, are featured in The Outlook article “Passage quilts comfort the dying at Legacy Mount Hood.”
Read The Outlook story here.
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