800-767-4965Our mission is to enable people to live with dignity and hope while coping with loss and terminal illness.
Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice has been the leading hospice in
Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice service area includes 25 counties throughout south central and
Coverage for hospice care is provided by Medicare, Medicaid and most insurance companies.
We will work with your insurance company to determine the estimated cost and reimbursement for your services. Your care team will then explain to you the financial responsibilities you may have, if any, for co-payments or deductibles.
It is our mission to provide hospice care to you regardless of your financial situation.
Harry E Hynes MD
Dr Harry Hynes was instrumental in the founding of Hospice of Wichita (which was renamed as Hospice Inc, and ultimately Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice). He is representative of a number of individuals in the community who in the early 1980's put into reality their dreams of establishing a hospice program to provide high quality care to terminally ill patients.
A native of Ireland, Dr Hynes received his medical degree from the National University of Ireland in 1958, and received his post-graduate specialty training in the United States. He came to Wichita in 1959 for internship at St Francis Hospital, and later completed residency and fellowship at the Mayo Clinic. He earned a PhD in Internal Medicine and Hematology at the University of Minnesota. Dr Hynes returned to Wichita in 1972 and founded the Wichita Hematolgy Group, which evolved into the Cancer Center of Kansas, where he served patients as an oncologist until his death in December 2000.
Throughout his career, Dr Hynes served on several national committees, was held in high esteem by his colleagues, and was honored with a number of awards and recognitions:
Dr Hynes understood the difficult challenges cancer patients face in all phases of their illness, but especially when they reach the last stage. It was with this in mind that he initiated efforts in the late 1970's to start a hospice program in south central Kansas. Under his leadership, and with the help of other community members, the framework was laid for the establishment of Hospice of Wichita in 1983, the first and only non-profit hospice program in Sedgwick County.
Dr Hynes insisted that "it be done right." His message came across loudly and clearly: "terminally ill patients and their loved ones deserve nothing but the highest quality care."
We at Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice are proud to associate our work with the memory and spirit of Dr Harry Hynes, and we dedicate ourselves daily to the delivery of quality care that would meet his high standards.