Our History

 

Community Hospice of Texas is a community-based, mission-driven provider of hospice care. For 15 years, we have dedicated ourselves to providing expert medical care and support to families in Dallas, Fort Worth and surrounding communities. Because your life matters, we’re here to provide all the support you need.

 

In 1995 Hospital leaders and visionaries in the community realized the benefits of a large collaborative effort to sustain hospice care for the community. Community Hospice of Texas (CHT) was created in May 1996 with the merger of Harris Methodist Hospice, St. Joseph Hospice, Huguley Hospice, and with the support of Arlington Memorial Hospital. Later that year, we expanded our services by opening the area’s first Hospice House, the Community Hospice of Texas House at Huguley.  Addressing the need for a presence in Dallas County, CHT acquired St. Paul Hospice of Dallas in January 1997 to become the largest nonprofit hospice provider in the state of Texas. At that time, CHT provided care in 14 counties in the North Texas area to approximately 1,561 individuals. Due to excellent care, sustained growth, valued community partnerships and committed leadership, CHT now serves 25 counties in North Central Texas with offices in Dallas, Fort Worth, Burleson,  Cleburne, Waco (Providence Hospice) and Mexia (Providence Hospice). While the organization serves approximately 3,562 unduplicated patients annually, our Mission remains the same: to provide compassionate end of life care and services.  In March 2003, we opened a second inpatient facility, Community Hospice of Texas Hospice House Downtown in Fort Worth.

 

Community Hospice of Texas has grown to become the largest nonprofit hospice in the state. We are licensed by the Texas Department of Human Services to provide hospice care and are a member of the Texas Non-Profit Hospice Alliance.

 

Community Hospice of Texas and our affiliates are accredited by the New York-based Community Health Accreditation Program, Inc. (CHAP). CHAP sets the highest standards for community and home-based health services. The CHAP seal of approval means that accredited programs like Community Hospice of Texas have gone beyond the minimum quality levels to meet the industry's highest nationally-recognized standards of excellence.