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Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • Masters of Business Administration
    Olivet Nazarene University
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IL-HPCO, 29 Jan 2013 [cached]
Dotty Lagesse Co-Chair Legislative/Regulatory Committee
Looking back, I probably should have ..., 19 April 2012 [cached]
Looking back, I probably should have run some of my conversation starters by Dotty Lagesse, the director at Hospice of Kankakee Valley. She has some real experience with this sort of thing, and she's always nice about sharing some of the things she's learned.
She filled me in on some of the other topics you can bring up when you really don't want to face the issue of death head-on.
"We have what we call an 'advance directive,' and it's a person's easiest way to eliminate a lot of hard feelings in the family ... the easiest way to explain how you want to be treated as you come to that final stage of life," she explained.
This document asks for answers you might think are no-brainers, such as: Do you want people to pray for you?
"I thought everyone would go along with that, but one lady told me no," Lagesse said.
In fact, Lagesse noted that she has filled out her directive and already changed it four times.
Over 18 years of management, Dotty ..., 21 May 2008 [cached]
Over 18 years of management, Dotty Lagesse has guided Hospice of Kankakee Valley from a small agency with two part-time employees and a handful of volunteers to one that counsels 12,000 people a year on death and dying.
Hospice, a United Way agency, provides medical care for the terminally ill, as well as counseling for their families.> This morning, Lagesse was presented the Athena Award at the annual Women in Business seminar sponsored by the Kankakee Regional Chamber of Commerce at Olivet Nazarene University's Chalfant Hall.The award honors "personal and professional achievement" among women, although there have been a handful of men winning the award, both locally and in other communities.
"Dotty has set the gold standard of care and continues to expand services and programs offered by Hospice ...She is constantly thanking others for all they do for the organization," wrote Beverly Lemenager, a member of the Hospice board of directors, in nominating Lagesse.
Lagesse has completed Hospice Management and Business Administration programs at the University of Illinois-Chicago and a Masters of Business Administration at Olivet.
"Dotty has been an inspiration to many professional women in the community," wrote Gwen Hopkins of the Hopkins Insurance Group in nominating Lagesse."Dotty has been an inspiration to many professional women in the community," wrote Gwen Hopkins of the Hopkins Insurance Group in nominating Lagesse.
A member of the Kankakee Kiwanis Club, Lagesse is past council president of the United Way agencies in Kankakee County.
She has also been a member of the YMCA board and has served on a variety of hospice-related boards, including being president of the Illinois Hospice and Palliative Care Organization.
Dotty LaGesse, winner of the 2008 Athena Award, is hugged by one of the other nominees at Olivet Nazarene University this morning.LaGesse is the executive director of Hospice of Kankakee Valley.The award honors "personal and professional achievement" among women.
The Daily Journal, 16 Aug 2003 [cached]
Lagesse re-elected to hospice board
Hospice of Kankakee Valley's Dorothea "Dotty" Lagesse was recently re-elected to the Illinois Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (IHPCO) for a second term on its Board of Directors.Ms. Lagesse, who has served for over 13 years as executive director of Hospice of Kankakee Valley, the area's only not-for-profit, community-supported hospice, works on the IHPCO Board to help provide leadership, education and advocacy on end-of-life issues in the state of Illinois.She currently serves on the Finance Committee of IHPCO, and has been named chairperson of a newly-forming Hospice-Veterans' Partnership task force for the State of Illinois.
Dorothea "Dotty" Lagesse, MBA, HACP ..., 1 Sept 2007 [cached]
Dorothea "Dotty" Lagesse, MBA, HACP Executive
Dotty Lagesse, MBA, HACP, is the executive director of Hospice of
areas," Lagesse emphasizes."They
On that note,Lagesse likens Hospice of Kankakee Valley to an "economic engine" for the community and for the entire area.
here.There are no middle men,"Lagesse notes.
his/her family,"' Lagesse explains. Back to the bottom line,she says that choosing a not­for­profit or a for­profit COVER STORY CONT.
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