About

Our Mission

For over 35 years, Big Bend Hospice has been inspiring hope by positively impacting the way our community experiences serious illness or grief – one family at a time. We have deep roots throughout our eight-county service, supporting individuals and their loved ones in the Big Bend.

Our holistic approach is founded on providing quality healthcare for the whole person, including their physical, spiritual and emotional needs. We consider the patient’s entire family as the “unit of care”. We will help you and your family make choices about end-of-life issues and enable you to have greater control over these choices.

Areas Served

Big Bend Hospice has become a nationally recognized healthcare institution with a major economic and community service footprint in our community. We operate in the following counties:

  • Leon
  • Franklin
  • Gadsden
  • Jefferson
  • Liberty
  • Madison
  • Taylor
  • Wakulla

Our History

About

1983

Receives License from the State of Florida to provide Hospice Care in the 8 County Big Bend area

1983
1986

Obtains certification to receive reimbursement from approved Medicare patients

1986
1989

Bereavement Staff begins offering Community Support

1989
1996

Big Bend Hospice Foundation is granted approval by the IRS as a 501©3 charitable organization for the purpose of supporting the mission and services of Big Bend Hospice.

1996
1997

Named “Non Profit of the Year” by the Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce

1997
2000

Recieves Accreditation by the Community Health Acceditation Program (CHAP)

2000
2000

Music Therapy Program is established

2000
2001

Receives the “Volunteer Management Excellence” award by VolunteerLeon

2001
2004

Recognized as the “Non-Profit of the Year” by the Tallahassee Democrat

2004
2005

Receives the Nonprofit “Best of Tally” award by Tallahassee Magazine

2005
2006

BBH Senior Companions are recognized as “Volunteer Group of the Year” by the Tallahassee Democrat

2006
2006

Six years after accepting its first patient, the BBH Hospice House was dedicated and renamed as the Margaret Z. Dozier Hospice House

2006
2008

Hosts regional seminar featuring Dr. Ira Byock, National Expert on Palliative Care.

2008
2012

Receives the “Synergy Award-Honorable Mention” by Florida Hospice & Palliative Care Association for the Body and Spirt Publication

2012
2014

Achieves Level 4 as a partner with NHPCO’s “We Honor Veterans” program.

2014
2014

The Jean McCully Family House is dedicated and opened

2014
2015

Named “Local Non Profit Charity” by Tallahasse Magazine

2015
2017

Transitions, a pre-Hospice program, is established

2017
2017

Capstone Center and Golden Age @ Home are established

2017
2018

BBH publishes and writes “A Veteran’s Story”; this publication assists BBH patients who served in the Armed Forces

2018
2018

BBH becomes a partner of the National Pet Peace of Mind program

2018
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