We welcome your help!
The Murray-Calloway County Hospital Hospice Department took its first patient in January 1981. At that time, it was completely staffed with volunteers. Hospice has changed a great deal over the years, but the compassionate care that is provided has continued. The Anna Mae Owen Residential Hospice House opened in November 2016. Since opening, the house has served a total of 310 patients (through the end of 2019) and home care has continued as well to provide this valuable service to our community.
The national symbol of hospice care is the butterfly. The butterfly is beautiful and vibrant, but oh so delicate. The life cycle of the butterfly is easily compared to our own human existence. The butterfly symbolizes the end of the life cycle and reminds us of the fragility and beauty of life. Our goal is to comfort and educate patients and families to see this beauty and manage their grief one moment at a time.
Please consider a contribution to support us as we provide care and support at the end of life.