For us, its all about the Volunteers
At this 30-year mark, as part of the Strategic
Planning process undertaken by Hospice of Hancock County in 2010,
the decision was made to change the name of the organization to
include the word "volunteers," becoming Hospice Volunteers of
There are several reasons that the time is right for
When Hospice of Hancock County started in 1980, we
were the first and only hospice provider in the area. Since that
time, several medical hospices have formed and are now providing
medical hospice services. These dedicated medical professionals
contract with Hospice of Hancock County for the volunteer members of the
team serving patients at the end of life and their families. The
organizations remain independent of one another, however, and a name
change reflecting our volunteer status is appropriate.
This addition will more accurately represent who we
are, i.e. the volunteer members of the hospice team. Adding this
word will be more clear about who we are.
This change will also be more consistent with the
majority of other independent volunteer hospice organizations around
the state, i.e. Hospice Volunteers of Waldo County, Hospice
Volunteers of Somerset County, Coastal Family Hospice Volunteers,
Hospice Volunteers of the Waterville Area and Hospice Volunteers -
Center for Grief and Loss in Midcoast Maine.