History

Established in 1979 by a group of doctors and citizens just as the hospice movement was getting started in this country, Hospice Austin began providing services to terminally ill persons and their families during the summer of 1980.

With visionary leadership and collaborative support from area hospitals, organizations, individuals and the community, Hospice Austin flourished and was able to serve every family who requested our services.

In 1986, Hospice Austin became Medicare-certified and expanded its service to surrounding counties. Hospice Austin and its inpatient facility, Hospice Austin’s Christopher House, have been accredited since 1998, first by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) and, since 2001, by the Community Health Accreditation Program (CHAP).

Thousands of terminally ill patients and their families have experienced the high standards of compassionate care provided by the staff and volunteers of Hospice Austin.

In 2002, Hospice Austin won the inaugural Ethics in Business Award conferred by the Samaritan Center and St. Edward’s University. In 2012, the Samaritan Center awarded Hospice Austin its Lifetime Achievement Award for Ethics in Business.

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