Our Mission and Vision
Our mission is to provide exceptional care and support to every individual and their loved ones as they fulfill life’s journey.
Our vision is to create an environment in which life’s journey is cherished.
1979 - Volunteers form Hope Hospice in Fort Myers
1981 - Incorporated as a not-for-profit agency
1984 - Certified as a Medicare and Medicaid provider
1989 - First Rainbow Trails camp for bereaved children
1991 - Samira K. Beckwith joins Hope as President and CEO
Cape Coral office opened
1993 - Lehigh Acres office opened
1995 - First Hope Hospice House and administrative offices open in Fort Myers
Twice is Nice resale store opened
1996 - Counseling Center opened
2001 - Second Hope Hospice House opened in Cape Coral
Buckhead Ridge office opened
2002 - Bonita Springs office opened
Clewiston office relocated
Boca Grande counseling site opened
2003 - Received the Pinnacle Award
Received the Horizon Award
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2004 - Long-Term Care Diversion Program begins
Hope Chest and Hope Community Center opened in North Fort Myers
Received Circle of Life Award
Accredited by the Community Health Accreditation Program
2005 - Joanne’s House at Hope Hospice in Bonita Springs opened
Received Excellence in Pharmacotherapy Outcomes Award
2006 - Hope Connections introduced in Glades and Hendry counties
2007 - Hospice services begun in Highlands, Hardee and Polk counties
2008 - First Hope PACE facility opened in Fort Myers
2009 - Hope Parkinson Program introduced in Lee County
Introduced first in-patient hospice program in Highlands County
Received the Quality in Palliative Care Leadership Award
Received US Department of Defense recognition
2010 - Fourth Hope Hospice House opened in Lehigh Acres
Hope HealthCare Services is a registered d/b/a of Hope Hospice and Community Services Inc., a not-for-profit, 501 (c) (3)-status community-based agency providing care and services in Lee, Hendry, Glades, Collier, Charlotte, Highlands, Hardee, Polk and DeSoto counties. Hope Hospice, licensed by the State of Florida since 1984, is a program of Hope HealthCare Services, nationally recognized as a leader in providing high-quality, innovative care. Hope Hospice is accredited by the Community Health Accreditation Program, the national leader in improving the quality of care in the home-care industry, and is a recipient of the nationally acclaimed Circle of Life Award for excellence and innovation in patient care.
Hope is registered with the Florida Department of Consumer Services, registration number SC-01911. Please be advised that 100% of the donations received benefit Hope and are not directed to other organizations or entities. You may obtain a copy of our official registration and financial information by calling the Division of Consumer Services toll free within the State of Florida at 800-435-7352. This registration does not imply endorsement, approval or recommendation by the State of Florida.
Hope will make available for public inspection Form 1023 and the most current Form 990, upon request.