Walla Walla Community Hospice donation supports Walla Walla Public Schools
On Wednesday, October 11, 2023, Dr. Corina and Jaren Reyna, cofounders of Origins Pharmacy Solutions based in Idaho, visited with Walla Walla Community Hospice (WWCH) Executive Director Julie Reynolds in Walla Walla to present a check for $1000 to Walla Walla Public Schools (WWPS) Health Department. Through Origin’s “One for the Least of These” program, WWCH was able to designate a portion of its Origins pharmacy expenditures be donated by Origins to WWPS. The staff at WWCH chose WWPS Health Department as the recipient of this year’s donation, which was a gesture that echoed the recent partnership between the two entities. On October 9, 2023, WWPS and WWCH co-sponsored a public Q&A for our region’s students and their families and caregivers, hosted by visiting Hospice physician Dr. Karen Wyatt on the topic of “Recognizing & Navigating Loss”.
“There is a beautiful message in a Hospice choosing to designate a portion of its expenditures from Origins to bolstering the Health Department at Walla Walla Public Schools,” stated Julie Reynolds, Executive Director at WWCH. “We are grateful Origins Pharmacy Solutions offers us this annual opportunity.”
Nina Buty, with Community Outreach & Marketing, continued, “And it feels really positive and healthy in our community when not-for-profit organizations are able to lift one another up.”
Origins Pharmacy Solutions is a pharmacy benefits manager built on the premise of providing hospices a pharmacy program that truly aligns a pharmacy program with the needs of each individual hospice. Origins strives to simplify the management of pharmaceutical services for end-of-life care by furnishing hospice clients with the systems, drug management tools, medication consultation, and education needed to maximize their medication programs.
In an effort to help their hospice clients make an even bigger difference in their communities, Origins started the “One for the Least of These” program. It allows each hospice client to choose a local charity serving those in need in their communities to be the recipient of a donation based on their annual medication costs.
WWCH was founded in Walla Walla in 1980. The not-for-profit agency provides compassionate end-of-life comfort care, family support and bereavement support in Walla Walla and Columbia Counties as well as NE Umatilla County. Hospice addresses all the needs of the patient and family during the last stages of an illness. Patients who contact WWCH when they first learn an illness is incurable are able to Walla Walla Community Hospice | 1067 E Isaacs Ave, Walla Walla, WA 99362 | 509.525.5561 | email@example.com | wwhospice.org receive the most comprehensive care. Patients of any age and with any terminal illness are eligible for a hospice benefit.
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Julie Reynolds, Executive Director of WWCH
Dr. Corina Reyna, Origins Pharmacy Solutions
Jaren Reyna, Origins Pharmacy Solutions
Stacey Haveman, Director of Health Services, WWPS
Barb Casey, Director of Special Education, WWPS