A Message From Our Director
Craven County Hospice is Proud to have as our Medical Director, Dr. Robert Fisher. Dr. Fisher is a Board Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Physician, one of the few in our area. He is committed to working with your physician to ensure pain and symptoms are controlled. He has a proven track record of providing Palliative Care in our community through the fledgling Palliative Care Program at CarolinaEast Medial Center Radiology Oncology Department. Having his expertise as a part of our “Interdisciplinary” (many professionals working together) Team is an essential component which helps insure your Hospice Experience with Craven County Hospice is the best it can be.
“Thank You” to our community, for your support of our Agency. We are now moving toward our fourth decade of service to the residents of Craven and surrounding counties. Our hospice provided end of life services before Hospice evolved into what has become as a highly profitable “industry”. We are not part of a regional or national organization. We have always been “not-for profit” since our beginning. While others may use the term “non-profit”, we are actually “not for profit” both in organization and in operation. We have literally served generations of Craven, Pamlico, Carteret, Lenoir and Jones County citizens. We have survived and thrived through the many changes which took place as Hospice transitioned from a volunteer, non-profit/not for profit service to becoming a major healthcare industry. What began as simply a philosophy of care, has evolved into a highly regulated part of the health care continuum. Like all health care delivery systems, Hospice has changed and will continue to change as our nation tries to focus health care spending toward care models which produce both quality of care and higher patient satisfaction. Craven County Hospice continues to maintain excellent scores on the Hospice Compare Website, indicating our deliberate focus on quality end of life care.
At Craven County Hospice, we believe there is something to be said for the “local” approach with local control. We are one of two of the ONLY true “Hometown” Hospices in our area. If your loved one is receiving Home Health Care Services from another agency, remember YOU have the right to choose which Hospice Provider you would like. When it is time, please ask for us by name, Craven County Hospice. It is our pledge to offer you the very best end of life care possible. You have our history and you have my word on it. We cannot change the outcome, but we can help change the experience.
Dr. Cecily Saunders, credited with being the founder of the modern day Hospice Movement once said: “You Matter because you are you. You matter to the last moment of your life, and we will do all we can, not only to help you die peacefully, but also to live until you die…” These words summarize the mission of Craven County Hospice.