November 5, 2019, marks 40 years of care for Hospice of San Joaquin – the first non-profit hospice agency serving San Joaquin County. We are excited to begin this celebration by hosting an Open House at our Stockton Campus (Home of Hospice House) on Tuesday, November 5, 2019, 12:30pm to 4:30pm. A ribbon cutting with the Greater Stockton Chamber of Commerce will be held at 3:00pm.
Hospice of San Joaquin originated from a small group of community volunteers working together to establish an identity in fostering hospice care in San Joaquin County to becoming a regionally recognized, Joint Commission accredited, healthcare organization serving an average census of 185 patients per day.
Throughout history, Hospice of San Joaquin has remained true to their founders’ vision of providing the highest level of care to our community patients and their families and has always been committed to be the leader in ensuring quality of the journey, from serious illness through end of life.
Hospice of San Joaquin is most notably known for their Hospice House that opened in 2004, providing 24-hour nursing and compassionate personal care for patients enrolled in their hospice program who cannot remain in their homes. The Hospice House is supported in part, through generous community donations and fundraising by the Hospice of San Joaquin Butterfly Auxiliary, a dynamic group of men & women who fundraise and work to fulfill the ongoing needs of the Hospice of San Joaquin Hospice House.
“We have dedicated ourselves to 40 years of care”, states Rebecca Burnett, CEO. “Through 2020, we will be highlighting the passion, love, life and comfort that our staff provides to people throughout the region by reflecting where we started, what we have achieved, and what our plans are for the future.”
Hospice of San Joaquin’s mission and vision is to honor life by ensuring Patients and their caregivers are the focus of everything we do and be the leader in ensuring quality of the journey. For more information, visit hospicesj.org or call 209-957-3888. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.