RIP, Hershel Bloom Of White Bird Clinic Fame

Longtime crisis worker and case manager

Longtime White Bird Clinic crisis worker and case manager Hershel D. Bloom died in New Philadelphia, Ohio, Jan. 25 at the age of 66. He had moved from Eugene back home to Ohio a few years ago to be closer to family when his health began to fail.  “Hershel was a remarkable person, and probably the most unique individual I have ever known,” says Chuck Gerard, clinic coordinator at White Bird. Gerard says Bloom had a “special ability to connect with other folks without judgment,” and he “became a model for what was possible.” Continue reading