Hospital Birth Center Hosts Service of Remembrance

Nov 2, 2023

Those who have lost a child are encouraged to attend

Richland Center, WI – The Birth Center at The Richland Hospital and Clinics will be sponsoring the “Always in our Hearts” Service of Remembrance for those who have lost a child. The service will be held at Clary Memorial Funeral Home on Monday, December 4, at 6:00 p.m. All are welcome to attend.

“The service is offered to anyone who has suffered a loss. Some come to mourn a child who passed many years ago,” said DeAnna Beve Caspers, one of the event’s organizers and Vice President of Professional Services at TRHC. The event offers community and closure to those who have lost children in miscarriages, stillbirths, SIDS, or other tragic events. Such losses are often unseen and, too often, they are grieved alone.

As in years past, the Birth Center will also sponsor a Christmas tree to be displayed at Richland Center’s Rotary Lights in the Park. The tree will be decorated with personalized bulbs handmade by the Birth Center staff. Area residents who wish to have a bulb made to commemorate a child should call the hospital at 608.647.6321. Some people choose to include a name and date for their lost loved one, others simply list “baby” or “babies.” “For some people the loss is recent, for others, it’s been many years,” said Deb Cooprider, TRHC RN. “We want to remember all of the little ones gone too soon.”

The Richland Hospital and Clinics is a nationally awarded health care facility dedicated to caring, educating, and healing. Providing compassionate care for nearly 100 years to residents of the greater Richland County area, TRHC operates an independent, integrated group medical practice in three locations, including rural health clinics in Spring Green and Muscoda and a critical access hospital at its primary health center in Richland Center, WI.