Crater Community Hospice
Crater Community Hospice was established in 1995 after a need for hospice services was identified by both John Randolph Hospital in Hopewell and Southside Regional Medical Center in Petersburg. At that time both facilities were community hospitals and recognized that a community based hospice could better serve the local community.
We serve the cities of Petersburg, Colonial Heights, Hopewell, and Emporia and the counties of Charles City, Chesterfield, Dinwiddie, Greensville, Prince George, Surry, and Sussex.
As a hospice organization, Crater Community Hospice is dedicated to providing quality Hospice Care to patients living with a serious illness. As a community partner, we are committed to Educating the Community about end-of-life concerns. We also provide resources and Support for Caregivers and Bereavement Support for those who have recently lost a loved one.
Crater Community Hospice is proud to participate in the Hospice-Veterans Partnership, “We Honor Veterans.” Together with the Department of Veterans Affairs, we work to ensure that veterans and their families receive excellent end-of-life care and bereavement support.
Clarifying the role of hospice to our community is one of Crater Community Hospice’s highest priorities. Our major function in community education is to open the discussion on the difficult issues that go hand-in-hand with end-of-life care, explain the availability of hospice, and present death as a normal part of the life cycle. Our overall goal is to make it known that the last stage of life can be lived with comfort and dignity.
The CCH Speaker’s Bureau offers presentations on many end-of-life issues including:
- The Role of Hospice
- Advance Directives
- Making Difficult Choices
- When it is Time to Call in Hospice
Our speakers are able to tailor the topic to meet the needs of your church group, senior citizen’s organization, college group, club or organization. There is no fee for the CCH Speaker’s Bureau and speakers are available to meet your group’s scheduling needs.
Crater Community Hospice is also available to participate in conferences and seminars discussing the role of Hospice in relationship to the over-all medical system as well as addressing ethical issues related to terminal care.