Sandy Hutton Carmichael

Graduate of Indiana State University with a degree in nursing and first director of Hospice of South Central Indiana, serving from 1980-2013. A leader in promoting the Hospice Concept, creating the Indiana Association of Hospices in 1979 and instrumental in the passage of state certification and the Medicaid Hospice Benefit.

Assisted in the fundraising campaign for an inpatient hospice facility and the overall design of the building, with the building opening in 2004 and named in her honor in 2013. Sandy helped initiate the annual Labor Day Concert in 1987 as a way to educate the public about hospice to assist in the funding of services. She was a recipient of Governor Robert Orr’s Healthy Award for voluntary action in 1983 and, Sagamore of the Wabash Award in 1992 by Governor Evan Bayh, in honor of hospice work on local and state levels.

Sandy was honored as a pioneer of hospice care with other hospice leaders across the nation at the White House, hosted by First Lady Barbara Bush in 1991. She was also a recipient of the first “Legacy Award” given by the Indiana Association of Hospices for pioneering the hospice concept in Indiana.

Sandy served as a delegate to China for the first Terminal Illness Delegation in 1992.