• COMPASSION - "It's more than just a job. Sometimes the patients just need a touch on the hand, a touch on the shoulder, a smile; just let them know that we are there for them." ~Suzanne Hazelaar, Licensed Practical Nurse, Hospice of St. Francis Care Center
  • COMPASSION - "I treat everyone the same. I talk to my patients, whether they respond or not and tell them everything we're doing to them. It's very gratifying just knowing that you've helped in that transition." ~Cynthia Kennedy, Registered Nurse, Hospice of St. Francis Care Center
  • COURAGE - "The nurse that was here the night he passed away was the most compassionate person. I don't know how they did it but they certainly helped me get through it." ~Joyce McGill, speaking about her husband Kenneth
  • COMFORT - "I think it is very important that a locally-owned option is available to people, because we can make a lot more independent choices for our patients." ~Kim Rodriguez, Board Member, Hospice of St. Francis
  • For Patients For Families I Know Someone In Need Start A Conversation - Is It Time For Hospice?


Hospice of St. Francis—Brevard’s longest-serving, and only independent, non-profit hospice care resource. Founded in 1977, Hospice of St. Francis continues to meet the community need for higher levels of care, understanding, and compassion for patients nearing the end of their lives.

If you have questions about how Hospice of St. Francis might be able to help you or your family member, we invite you to call. We want you to know that any question you have is a good question.