Making the Most of Life
Sarah House was established to create a home that focuses on maintaining the quality of life for children with life-limiting illnesses and end of life journeys while also providing essential support to their families. It includes the management of distressing symptoms and the provision of respite care, comfort care and bereavement.
Kim Marcum-Mercier wins Distinguished Service Award!
Our very own Kim Marcum-Mercier won a Distinguished Service Award from Miami University for her work founding Sarah House. From their website, they share that
The Distinguished Service Award is given to someone who has served and supported nursing's mission at Miami by using caring, creative problem-solving, and critical thinking reflection in their daily practice. While the awardee does not necessarily need to be a Miami University graduate or a practicing nurse, Marcum-Mercier graduated with her bachelor’s degree in nursing in May 2018 on the 20th anniversary of her daughter’s passing.
Congratulations to Kim for this deserved recognition!
The “Like House” Coalition
Sarah House is an active member of the “Like House Coalition” which is a coalition of existing and emerging Children’s Respite & Hospice Home programs (“Like Houses”), predominantly 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations from across the United States that are bound together through a shared passion that families in our communities critically NEED us. We believe that by supporting a National “Center of Excellence” Leadership initiative, we can leverage strategic and operational best practices, shape a conceptual framework, facilitate consensus, craft guidance for messaging, and champion evidence-based research that will inform federal and state advocacy priorities to amplify a shared voice and seat at the table for decision making.