Hospice Care | MedStar Health

Compassionate, palliative care at the end of life

Hospice is a philosophy of caring for those with a life-threatening illness. At MedStar Health, hospice is centered on patient and family care that addresses the physical, emotional, spiritual, and practical needs of the patient. For example, hospice supports family members coping with the impending death of their loved one by providing connection and resources for community services.

In addition, we have partnered with CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield to provide Open Access through the Total Care and Cost Improvement (TCCI) program. This initiative allows patients to receive hospice services while simultaneously continuing to pursue treatment for their condition.

Our focus is on the care and comfort of our patients through pain and symptom management services. The patient/family unit always has the final say in all care decisions.

Hospice care can be offered in a variety of settings, including the patient’s home, assisted living centers, nursing homes, hospitals, and our Hospice House in Callaway, Maryland.

Redefining Hospice Care: MedStar St. Mary's Hospital

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Hospice of St. Mary’s

A place of dignity, comfort, and peace

Hospice of St. Mary’s is a community-based program that provides holistic care to terminally ill patients and their families in St. Mary's County, Maryland. Thanks to community members, dedicated volunteers, and local organizations that helped make the house a reality, the Hospice House is the first of its kind in St. Mary’s County.

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Meet our providers

We take a holistic, interdisciplinary team approach to care for patients and loved ones. The team includes medical directors, nurse case managers, social workers, home health aides, medication technicians, bereavement counselors, chaplains, and volunteers—all working together to care for the entire family unit.

Stories of comfort and compassion

Hospice Volunteer Experience Can be Life Changing

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Palliative Care Guides and Supports Patients and Their Families through Life’s Transitions

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Hit the Road and Support Hospice

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Taking a Run for Hospice

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Couple Finds Compassionate Care at Hospice House

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