Hospice of Green Country is dedicated to providing compassionate, quality, end-of-life care to patients and their families- regardless of ability to pay.
Hospice of Green Country was established in 1985 by a grassroots effort among area physicians, social workers, nurses, community leaders, funders and volunteers to provide community-based nonprofit hospice care to a ten county area in northeastern Oklahoma. After almost two years of fundraising and gaining community support, the first patient was admitted to Hospice of Green Country on September 13, 1987.
A significant number of the patients we serve continue to be those who do not qualify for Medicare and have no private insurance covering hospice services. Since our inception, Hospice of Green Country has provided hospice care to more than 6,000 terminally ill patients and has provided thousands more family members and individuals throughout the communities we serve with respite aid, caregiver assistance and grief-related services. Hospice of Green Country remains committed to promoting care and comfort for patients and their families facing a terminal illness- regardless of ability to pay.
Hospice of Green Country’s cost-effective care includes medical directors, nurses, social service professionals, chaplains, home health aides and specially trained volunteers who together provide a very personal plan of care for each patient and family. Our professional staff is on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and works with patients, families, physicians and other healthcare professionals in developing the best treatment plan to manage pain and control symptoms associated with a patient’s illness. Focus also is on a patient's spiritual and emotional needs.
Hospice of Green Country is the only hospice in northeast Oklahoma supported by the Tulsa Area United Way and Rogers County United Way. Hospice of Green Country is active in such advocacy efforts as the Oklahoma Alliance for Better Care for the Dying (OkABCD) and our staff members serve as members of such professional associations as the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization’s (NHPCO) Council of Hospice Professionals, Hospice and Palliative Care Nurses Association, Association of Death Education and Counseling, and the Hospice Association of Oklahoma.
Hospice of Green Country is licensed by the State of Oklahoma, and certified by Medicare. Hospice care and services are provided in a patient’s home, a nursing home, an assisted living facility, a hospital or other residential setting.