Community Healthcare of Texas Receives Proclamation from the City of Waco
WACO, TX, May 5, 2021 – The City of Waco honored Community Healthcare of Texas, the state’s largest not-for-profit hospice provider, with a proclamation recognizing the nonprofit’s 25th Anniversary and its contribution to the community.
The Waco City Council and Mayor Dillon Meek presented the proclamation at the City Council meeting on May 4, 2021, to Community Healthcare of Texas CEO Viki Jingle.
Mayor Meek highlighted milestones in the organization’s history, beginning with their founding on May 1, 1996, in partnership with Providence Hospital to become the largest not-for-profit hospice provider in the state of Texas. Since that time, Community Healthcare of Texas has cared for more than 72,000 patients and their families. With support from their generous donors, they have also provided more than $20 million in uninsured care.
Community Healthcare of Texas was also recognized as pioneers in pediatric hospice care in North Central Texas and their continued role as the only provider of end-of-life care services for children in Waco and the surrounding communities.
During the meeting, Waco City Councilmember Andrea Barefield shared her personal experience with Community Healthcare of Texas. “End of life is something when family members have to go through it; it’s almost impossible to do without organizations and staff like yours,” said Councilmember Barefield. She shared that at the end of his life, her father was a patient at Providence Hospice Place located on the campus of the St. Catherine Center. “I personally thank you for everything that you do for the families and citizens of this city and this area.”
Community Healthcare of Texas opened Providence Hospice Place in 2013 as the first dedicated inpatient unit in Waco to care for those facing their end-of-life journey. Today, Providence Hospice Place remains the only inpatient hospice facility serving the citizens of Waco.
“We are grateful for this recognition and our partnership with the City of Waco,” shared Jingle. “It has been an honor to provide care for patients and families of Waco and the surrounding areas for the past 25 years. We look forward to continuing in our tradition of compassionate care for years to come.”
The presentation can be viewed on the City of Waco website starting at the 4:02:07 mark.
About Community Healthcare of Texas
As the largest not-for-profit hospice and palliative care provider in Texas, Community Healthcare of Texas has been providing end-of-life care for adult and pediatric patients since 1996. With six office locations and three hospice inpatient facilities, Community Healthcare of Texas serves 25 counties in the Dallas, Fort Worth, and Waco areas. Community Healthcare of Texas brings 25 years of adult and pediatric care experience, offering hospice care, palliative care, education, child life specialists, emotional and spiritual support, and grief care to families as they travel the path of serious and terminal illnesses.