SERVING EASTERN CONNECTICUT - SINCE 1985

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History of Center for Hospice Care

History of Center for Hospice Care

Formerly Hospice Southeastern Connecticut

  • December 1985 – Hospice of Southeastern Connecticut began serving patients, coalition of 12 home care agencies and L+M Hospital, Board comprised of agency directors and representatives, employed a Hospice Coordinator
  • August 1987 - Office in L+M Hospital on 1st floor, employee now an RN Coordinator who taught Home Care Agency RNs to do Hospice care, hired part-time secretary
  • July 1989 - Hired a Fund-Raiser Coordinator, Hospice Coordinator took role as Administrator
  • October 1989 - Board voted to become an independent agency to achieve Medicare Hospice Certification and Board became all community representatives
  • December 1989 - Hired 1st full-time nurse
  • June 1990 - Became a Medicare Certified Hospice (7th program in CT)
  • September 1990 - Began Community Bereavement groups
  • August 1995 - Full CHAP accreditation with 10 commendations
  • August 1995 - Opened 2nd office site in Norwich, CT expanded service territory to include all New London County
  • August 1996 - Moved both office sites (New London and Norwich) to one central office in Uncasville, CT
  • June 1999 - Affirmative affiliation vote for two sole members (L+M and Backus) with Hospice Southeastern Connecticut Board of Directors
  • January 2005 – Organization launched Community Liaison position and Skilled Nursing Facility Team Initiative
  • October 2005 – Another hospice program opens in New London County
  • February 2008 - Moved into newly built office building and Community Bereavement Center in Norwich on a gift of land from Sts. Peter & Paul parish
  • June 2012 – Connecticut revised Hospice Residence Regulations
  • February 2013 – Logo and name change to Center for Hospice Care
  • March 2014 – Launch Palliative Care Program in partnership with Backus Hospital
  • August 2014 – Opening of the community Healing Garden
  • September 2014 – Received the Hartford Courant’s Top Workplace Award 
  • May 2015 – Began $7.5M campaign for Hospice House
  • May 2015 – Terminated affiliation with L+M and Backus
  • June 2015 – Closed Palliative Care Program at Backus 
  • September 2015 - Received the Hartford Courant’s Top Workplace Award
  • May 2016 – Public launch of Hospice House Campaign
  • January 2017 – Suspend Hospice House Campaign

Accreditations

  • Accreditations and Certifications:
  • We Honor Veterans
  • Hartford Courant Top Places to Work 2014
  • Hartford Courant Top Places to Work 2015