Getting to Know Center for Hospice Care

Center for Hospice Care (CHC) is a 35-year old independent, community-based, not-for-profit organization improving the quality of living through hospice, home health, grief counseling, and community education. With care offices in South Bend, Elkhart, and Plymouth we serve eight counties in northern Indiana and operate the only Medicare-certified hospice inpatient units in this area. Seven-bed Hospice Houses are located at both the South Bend and Elkhart offices.

Experience. Since admitting our first patient in January of 1980, we have cared for 28,570 patients on an annually added basis through 2014. Half of all the patients served by CHC were seen in the last eight years and nearly one in five during the last three years alone. With 222 professional staff and over 500 community volunteers, there is no other local organization more proficient or experienced at providing high-quality, patient- and family-centered care at the end of life. CHC projects to serve 2,160 patients during 2015 putting it into the top 4-5% of all programs in the US.