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Hospice of Western Kentucky is a non-profit Medicare certified hospice. Our service area includes Daviess, Hancock, Muhlenberg and Hopkins Counties. We serve each community's needs without regard to race, color, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, handicap (mental or physical), place of national origin, diagnosis, or ability to pay for services.

We are members of:

  • The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization
  • The Kentucky Association of Hospice and Palliative Care
  • The Kentucky Hospice Network

Our Mission

To provide high quality physical, emotional, social, spiritual and comforting care, through a team approach, to individuals living at the end of life and to their families.


Our Philosophy

To provide support and care for those in the final phase of a life-limiting illness so they can live as fully and comfortably as possible. Hospice affirms life and regards dying as a normal process. Hospice neither hastens nor postpones death. Rather, through personalized services and a caring community, hospice helps patients and families prepare for a death satisfactory to them.

About Us

Dear Friends,

Hospice of Western Kentucky serves patients and their families who are moving through the final stages of life, offering support with a foundation of grace, hope, strength, and comfort. At Hospice of Western Kentucky, we believe that each day can be filled with precious moments, and our entire team is dedicated to helping make those moments possible.

I want to stress that it is a mistake to think that hospice is giving up. Hospice is about living as fully as possible, even at the end-of-life. Hospice of Western Kentucky provides care, support and dignity to patients and their families to help them do just that.

Facing a life-limiting illness is never easy. When you choose our care, we are truly honored and humbled to walk this very important journey with you, and I am truly blessed to work with an extraordinary team of skilled professionals and volunteers who are fully committed to the purpose of providing a personalized plan of care dedicated to you and your loved ones.

In the past year, Hospice of Western Kentucky took another great step in providing the very highest quality care by opening our freestanding inpatient unit, the Heartford House. The Heartford House provides our most acute patients:

  • A home-like and serene atmosphere
  • Compassionate care from our own expert staff
  • 24-hour presence of our own staff
  • Humanity as families feel the presence, empathy and thoughtfulness of others
  • Accommodations for overnight guests
  • Garden and outdoor space for patients, families, and other

Perhaps you have been touched in some way by our care. If so, we hope you will share your experience with us and with your friends and family who may now be at that time in their journey. Real life stories of how people have benefited from Hospice of Western Kentucky's care often inspire others to seek us out when they are in need.


Finally, let me acknowledge that health care is in a state of transition. Old paradigms are shifting and new models of care are emerging. While we may not be able to predict what the future holds, there will always be a need for compassionate, expert service. We remain committed to meeting that need - and to being an integral part of quality care.