Our Story

Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice is an independent, non-profit that began its mission in 2007 to provide compassionate care and quality of life to all those in need.

The team at Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice provides care wherever a patient calls home – in their own home, at a nursing home or assisted living facility or the Inpatient Center located in Sheboygan Falls, WI for those in need of 24-hour skilled nursing care.

We are proud to serve the people of Calumet, Fond du Lac, Manitowoc, Ozaukee, Sheboygan and Washington Counties.

Sharon was a member of the Sheboygan Falls community who believed in living life to the fullest, caring for others, and giving back to the community. Providing a compassionate, dignified and quality hospice program for those in her community and beyond was the vision she shared with her husband, Joe. Sharon passed away in 2004, but her legacy and vision carries on for all.

Sharon died of cancer in 2004; during the final years of her life, she saw Dr. H. Marshall Matthews, her oncologist, every other week. During a session, Dr. Matthews mentioned the need for a hospice center in Sheboygan County.

Sharon and her husband, the late Joe Richardson II, had been looking for just such a project and began to help plan and build a hospice center. When Sharon’s condition declined in 2004, she entered a home hospice program. Impressed by the loving care she received, the Richardsons strengthened their ambitions to continue building an Inpatient Center in Sheboygan County.

A few days before Sharon died, she was visited by Dr. Matthews and Mary Mueller, RN, NP. They shared with Sharon and Joe the preliminary plans for the hospice. Joe promised Sharon he’d see it through and name it in her honor.

In 2007, three years after Sharon’s death, the Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice opened its doors to serve the public. We are a local, non-profit provider of hospice and palliative services, and our “Caring for Our Community” mission has expanded to include two locations.

In addition to providing hospice and palliative care, we positively impact lives through many services.

We are proud to care for our community and carry forward Joe and Sharon’s legacy and vision. Your support, with gifts large and small, continue their legacy of love.

Our Story

Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice is an independent, non-profit that began its mission in 2007 to provide compassionate care and quality of life to all those in need.

The team at Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice provides care wherever a patient calls home – in their own home, at a nursing home or assisted living facility or the Inpatient Center located in Sheboygan Falls, WI for those in need of 24-hour skilled nursing care.

We are proud to serve the people of Calumet, Fond du Lac, Manitowoc, Ozaukee, Sheboygan and Washington Counties.

Sharon was a member of the Sheboygan Falls community who believed in living life to the fullest, caring for others, and giving back to the community. Providing a compassionate, dignified and quality hospice program for those in her community and beyond was the vision she shared with her husband, Joe. Sharon passed away in 2004, but her legacy and vision carries on for all.

Sharon died of cancer in 2004; during the final years of her life, she saw Dr. H. Marshall Matthews, her oncologist, every other week. During a session, Dr. Matthews mentioned the need for a hospice center in Sheboygan County.

Sharon and her husband, the late Joe Richardson II, had been looking for just such a project and began to help plan and build a hospice center. When Sharon’s condition declined in 2004, she entered a home hospice program. Impressed by the loving care she received, the Richardsons strengthened their ambitions to continue building an Inpatient Center in Sheboygan County.

A few days before Sharon died, she was visited by Dr. Matthews and Mary Mueller, RN, NP. They shared with Sharon and Joe the preliminary plans for the hospice. Joe promised Sharon he’d see it through and name it in her honor.

In 2007, three years after Sharon’s death, the Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice opened its doors to serve the public. We are a local, non-profit provider of hospice and palliative services, and our “Caring for Our Community” mission has expanded to include two locations.

In addition to providing hospice and palliative care, we positively impact lives through many services.

We are proud to care for our community and carry forward Joe and Sharon’s legacy and vision. Your support, with gifts large and small, continue their legacy of love.

Mission, Vision & Values

The Mission, Vision and Values of the Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice and its affiliates serve as the guiding principle to honor those we care for, our commitment to each team member and our unwavering Promise to the community.

Our Promise is to provide compassionate care and quality of life to all those in need.
The Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice will be:
• The Hospice of Choice
• An Educational Leader
• Dedicated to Stewardship and Sustainability
• The Employer of Choice
Purpose: Our mission is to ensure all who are in need of care receive it in the most dignified and compassionate manner.  Recognizing we care for the whole person – mind, body and spiritual.

Respect: Respect for each other and the individual gifts each of us contributes to the organization.  Knowing that our collective gifts impact the health and vibrancy of our organization.

Outstanding Outcomes: Our commitment to ensuring that all disciplines implement strategic initiatives and strive for outcomes that promote quality of care, financial sustainability and philanthropic support.

Mindful Collaboration: Collaboration across the organization which keeps mission and teamwork first.

Integrity: Upholding our mission and values to each other, our patients, families and the community.

Sustainability: Through stewardship of financial resources and strategic vision, the hospice will serve future generations.

Exceptional Experience: Providing the best care – every patient, every person, every time.

Leadership Team

Meet the team that makes up Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice!

Eric J. Tetzlaff, MHSA

Administrator

Lisa Semple, RN, CHPN

Director of Clinical Services

Marilyn Masi, MJ, MSM, CHC

Controller

Charmaine Conrad, MBA

Director of Development and Communications

Rick Balzan, MS

Director of Human Resources

Leadership Team

Meet the team that makes up Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice!

Eric J. Tetzlaff, MHSA

Administrator

Lisa Semple, RN, CHPN

Director of Clinical Services

Marilyn Masi, MJ, MSM, CHC

Controller

Charmaine Conrad, MBA

Director of Development and Communications

Rick Balzan, MS

Director of Human Resources

Board of Directors

Lou Ann Meyer

President & Community Member

Barbara Feiertag

Community Member

Barbara Gannon

Community Member

Chanda Kapur

MD

James Kuplic

MD

Steve Meyer

Plenco

Joe Richardson III

Richardson Industries

Justin Richardson

Richco Structures, Development Chair

Terry Strittmater

Board Advisor, CLA

Joseph Voelkner

Olsen, Kloet, Gunderson & Conway Attorneys at Law

Joe Richardson II*

Emeritus

H. Marshall Matthews

MD, Emeritus

*deceased

Remembering Sharon

Remembering Sharon

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