to enable people to live with dignity and hope while coping with loss and terminal illness.
In the early 1980’s, a group of medical professionals came together to address the vital need of care for the terminally ill. These volunteers laid the groundwork for establishing a hospice program within the community. Hospice of Wichita was founded as Wichita’s only non-profit hospice, and served it’s first patient in October of 1983.
In 1984, Hospice of Wichita was the first hospice in Kansas to be certified by HCFA as a provider of the Medicare Hospice Benefit. Other hospice programs emerged in several surrounding counties. In 1989, Hospice of Wichita merged with Butler County Hospice and became Hospice Inc.
As the need for hospice grew, our services expanded to include counties in South Central and Southeast Kansas. In 2002, we became Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice, in honor of Dr. Harry Hynes, one of the original founding members.
The Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice Difference
Not all hospice’s are the same. Though they are required by regulations to offer a specific set of services, hospice can vary in quality and levels of care.
Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice has been the only non-profit hospice in Wichita for over 30 years. We serve over 25 counties in Kansas and have served over 25,000 patients and family caregivers. Because of our experience, we are experts in hospice care.
We pledge to serve all …
young or old, male or female, of every race, ethnicity, spiritual belief, or sexual preference, educated or not, experienced or not, those that are suffering, those that are angry, or those with whom I disagree…
with dignity and respect. We will make no exceptions to this promise.
In appreciation of the spirit of hospice, and more specifically our mission at Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice, we will be a respectful, patient, and kind presence in every encounter with patients and families, fellow staff, and all others.