The Denver Hospice

For over three decades, more than 60,000 patients and their family members have turned to us for care and comfort during difficult times.
As Colorado’s leader in hospice and palliative care we are committed to caring for everyone who comes through our door wherever they call home.
The Denver Hospice cares for the elderly at the end of their long, rich lives, those struck far too young by advanced illness, offers comfort to those who choose to battle their life-limiting illness, offers comfort and grief counseling to families and friends.

Awards and Recognition

2012

Our chief medical officer, Dr. David Koets, has won the prestigious Vesta Bowden Distinguished Service Award presented by the Colorado Health Care Association and Center for Assisted Living. 

The Denver Hospice is recipient of the 2012 Foundation for Hospices in Sub-Saharan Africa Global Partner Award.

The Denver Hospice “Faces of Hospice” video wins Honorable Mention in the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization’s creative arts contest.
 
2011
 
Bev Sloan, CEO, is named Outstanding Business Woman by the Denver Business Journal.
 
W.G. Nielsen Company and Wayne Nielsen, treasurer of the board of directors of The Denver Hospice, receive the Partners in Philanthropy Award, presented by the Denver Business Journal.
 
Susan Lasker Hertz, vice president of hospice services, receives the Spirit of Hospice Award presented by the Colorado Center for Hospice and Palliative Care.
 
The Life Quality Institute receives the Colorado Center for Hospice and Palliative Care's 2011 Outstanding Achievement Award for its role as the statewide coordinator for education on the Medical Orders for Scope of Treatment (MOST).
 
2010
 
The Denver Hospice receives the 2010 Martin Luther King Jr. Business Social Responsibility Award honoring the legacy of the slain Civil Rights leader.
 
Janelle McCallum, Chief Operating & Quality Officer, receives the Spirit of Hospice Award presented by the Colorado Center for Hospice and Palliative Care.
 
2009

Donna “Cookie Lady” Portman, a volunteer at the Care Center, receives the 9 Who Care Award from 9News.
Erin Beauprez, volunteer services director, earns Denver Business Journal honor as “Forty Under 40.”

2007

Susan Langley, patient benefit adviser for The Denver Hospice, receives the Spirit of Hospice Award from the Colorado Hospice Organization.

1998

Richard Baer, RN, receives the prestigious national Florence Nightingale Award for Excellence in Human Caring.