ADORAY named top business by Baldwin ChamberADORAY Home Health and Hospice was named 2011 Business of the Year by the Baldwin-Woodville Chamber of Commerce.
ADORAY Home Health and Hospice was named 2011 Business of the Year by the Baldwin-Woodville Chamber of Commerce. Chamber President Rob O’Keefe presented the plaque to Mary Troftgruben, ADORAY executive director, at the annual awards banquet held on Jan. 30 at The Cubby Hole in Woodville.
“It is an honor to present our Business of the Year award to ADORAY Home Health and Hospice,” O’Keefe said. “Providing comfort to the terminally ill: It is hard to imagine a role that requires more emotional intelligence, nursing skills, patience, or tact. ADORAY manages to pull this off with not only professionalism and efficiency, but with the caring grace that is required at such tender times. And to accomplish this balancing act, while providing more jobs to the community? There couldn’t be a more deserving business to give this award to.”
ADORAY received the honor because of the significant business contributions the not-for-profit has made in the Baldwin area economic base and for enhancing the quality of life in the greater community.
“We were honored to be recognized,” Troftgruben said. “Having operated in Baldwin for eight of our 17 years, and with our two Treasures from the Heart stores on Main Street, we have embraced the community, and they have embraced us back.”
ADORAY’s mission is to provide care and comfort at home to the acutely, chronically or terminally ill. In their efforts to improve the health care of area residents, ADORAY has continued to see steady growth. The hospice program grew by 20 percent in 2011, and the home health program saw 11 percent growth.
In 1999, the second-hand store Treasures from the Heart opened its doors in Baldwin to raise funds to help support ADORAY Home Health and Hospice patients in our communities. In 2003 an additional store was opened in River Falls. This year Treasures expanded in Baldwin by opening a second location across the street.
ADORAY Home Health and Hospice has served over 6,000 patients in St. Croix, Pierce, Polk and Western Dunn counties in its 17 years in operation. The organization employs more than 65 area residents and has over 270 volunteers who donate their time with hospice patients and their families, in the office, or at Treasures from the Heart. ADORAY is owned by Baldwin Area Medical Center; Hudson Hospital & Clinics; River Falls Area Hospital; and Westfields Hospital in New Richmond.