Our History

Nurse holding patient's hand.Community Hospice of Texas and Providence Hospice are community-based, mission-driven providers of hospice care. For over 20 years, we have dedicated ourselves to providing expert medical care and support to families in Cleburne, Dallas, Fort Worth, Mexia, Waco, Whitney and surrounding communities. Because your life matters, we’re here to provide all the support you need.

In 1995, hospital leaders and visionaries realized the benefits of a large collaborative effort to sustain hospice care for the community. Community Hospice of Texas, and its affiliate Providence Hospice, is a not-for-profit organization established in May 1996.  Three area hospitals in the Texas Health Resources system, Texas Health Fort Worth, Texas Health Huguley and Texas Health Arlington Memorial, as well as Providence Hospital in Waco provided, through hospice mergers and/or financial backing, the ability for Community Hospice of Texas/Providence Hospice to begin serving the needs of patients in the Dallas/Fort Worth and Waco service areas.  Later in 1996, we expanded our services by opening Fort Worth’s first inpatient Hospice House, the Community Hospice of Texas House at Huguley. Addressing the need for a presence in Dallas County, Community Hospice of Texas acquired St. Paul Hospice of Dallas in January 1997 to become the largest nonprofit hospice provider in the state of Texas. At that time, Community Hospice of Texas provided care in 14 counties in the North Texas area to approximately 1,561 individuals.

Realizing the need for additional inpatient capability, the second inpatient Hospice House, Community Hospice of Texas House in Fort Worth, was opened in March 2013, located in the James L. West Alzheimer’s Center in downtown Fort Worth. Our third inpatient Hospice House, Providence Hospice Place, was opened in 2015 and is located in St. Catherine’s Center in Waco. Due to excellent care, sustained growth, valued community partnerships and committed leadership, Community Hospice of Texas and Providence Hospice now serve 25 counties in North Central Texas with offices in Dallas, Fort Worth,  Cleburne, Waco, Mexia and Whitney. While the organization serves approximately 8,300 unduplicated patients annually, our mission remains the same: to provide compassionate end-of-life care and services.

Having recently celebrated its 20th anniversary, Community Hospice of Texas and Providence Hospice have 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 Providence Hospice 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 and Providence Hospice have gone beyond the minimum quality levels to meet the industry’s highest nationally recognized standards of excellence.