A Brief History

The Hospice of San Joaquin was originally imagined on August 10, 1980 by community members who wanted to bring a Hospice to San Joaquin.  Their vision was that a “Hospice exists in the hope and belief that through appropriate care and the promotion of a caring community, sensitive to their needs, the dying and their families are helped to attain a greater mental and spiritual freedom.” These words resonated deeply with the original 12 Board Members, who personally provided start-up funds for the Hospice of San Joaquin, which was incorporated as a California Nonprofit Public Benefit Corporation on November 5, 1980.

We have not forgotten the vision of our founders and, as a result of this, our organization has a long and distinguished history with a documented commitment to the highest standards of patient care.  Our success, which has been re-accredited by the Joint Commission six times since its inception, lies in our ability to evolve to meet the needs of patients and their family.

Membership and Accreditations