About Us

Founded in 1980, Coastal Hospice has served thousands of patients and their families across Wicomico, Worcester, Somerset and Dorchester counties. Our more than 200 employees and a dedicated team of volunteers work together to provide a caring, nurturing environment for patients and their families. We are committed to our Mission, Vision and Values, and work each day to serve you, your loved one and our communities with compassion and commitment.

Our mission

Coastal Hospice promotes dignity and quality of life for patients and families who face life-limiting conditions.

vision statement

Every patient and family facing serious illness is honored, supported, and comforted as they receive the right care, at the right time throughout their journey.

Our Values

Affirming Life: Human life has inherent dignity and is worthy of celebration. We hope our patients will live life to its fullest. We will neither hasten nor unduly postpone death for those who are terminally ill. We will strive to alleviate pain, provide physical comfort, encourage emotional and spiritual growth, foster reconciliation, and enhance each patient’s relationships with others.

Respect: We respect the dignity of all we serve. We honor each patient’s privacy and the right to make decisions concerning treatment. We encourage each colleague’s professional development. We will foster a work environment characterized by effective teamwork, clear direction and recognition of individual contributions.

Compassion: We will respond promptly with our presence to patients and families needing assistance, guidance and relief from suffering. We encourage caring support, communication, understanding, empathy and listening.

Trust: We provide care and nurture trust through the development of therapeutic relationships and strong teamwork. We will earn and maintain the trust of our patients, teammates and community through open, honest communication and consistent delivery of quality care.

Resourcefulness: We accomplish goals through the collective creativity, knowledge and skills of team members. We are committed to the highest standards of care and continuous quality improvement. To assure future stability and growth (to meet the diverse needs of the community), we are responsible stewards of our resources. We pledge to provide care regardless of our patient’s financial circumstances.


We have a wide range of service offerings to fit your specific needs. Learn more about all of the programs we offer.


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Contact Us

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