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About UNC Hospice

UNC Hospice is part of the UNC Health Care System and is a not-for-profit provider of specialized medical, emotional and spiritual care to patients with limited life expectancies and their families.

UNC Hospice provides support and care for persons in the last phases of incurable disease so that they may live fully and as comfortably as possible.  Hospice recognizes dying as part of the normal process of living and focuses on maintaining the quality of remaining life.  UNC Hospice exists in the hope and belief that through appropriate care, and the promotion of a caring community sensitive to their needs, patients and their families may be free to attain a degree of mental and spiritual preparation for death that is satisfactory to them.  UNC Hospice also offers Bereavement Services to families and others in our community who have experienced loss.

UNC Hospice began as Hospice of Chatham County in 1984.  In 1999 Hospice of Chatham County joined the UNC Health Care System and the name changed to UNC Hospice.  Dr. James Holt, founded UNC Hospice and still volunteers as Medical Director. Under Dr. Holt’s guidance the team of professional health care workers and Volunteers at UNC Hospice has served thousands of patients.  UNC Hospice is proud of its outstanding reputation for service in end of life care.

UNC Hospice is licensed by Medicare and Medicaid, and is a covered benefit by most private insurance carriers. Services offered by UNC Hospice are provided regardless of diagnosis, age, race, religion, gender preference or ability to pay. In addition, the agency is accredited by The Joint Commission, and is a member of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization and the Carolinas Center for Hospice and End of Life Care.



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