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.

Our vision: we will

Provide comfort, security and the celebration of life’s joys for all in our community who would benefit from hospice and palliative care.
Inspire and empower Coastal Hospice staff to create and implement new ways to enhance each patient’s hospice and palliative care experience.

Anticipate and meet the growing demand for our service in new settings and challenges in the health care environment.
Value the contribution of each staff member and challenge and encourage personal and professional growth.

Create in our community a thorough understanding and appreciation of the potential of hospice and palliative care to fulfill the life goals of each individual.

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

 

Programs

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

FAQs

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Volunteer

Our volunteers are critical to providing excellent care. Interested in making a difference? Find out more today.

Contact Us

Have a question for Coastal Hospice? We are here to help. Visit our contact page to reach out to us and get your questions answered by our staff.