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.

Our Ethics Committee


Who’s on the Ethics Committee?


The 2012 Ethics Committee members include:

Pam Fassione - Co-Chair

Cathy Ruiz - Co-Chair

Sue Reed - Administrative Assistant

Community Members:

Jennifer Balentine - Executive Director, Life Quality Institute

Douglas Conner - Senior Biostatistician, Kaiser Permanente

Steven Foster - Rabbi

Carl Glatstein - Attorney

Jolain Graf - Assistant Director, Shalom Hospice

Mark Leyba - Education Director, Premier Medical Corp

Cathy Wagner, RN - Executive Director, Colorado Community Hospice

Chris Zanoni - Executive Director, Colorado Community Hospice


The Denver Hospice Staff Members:

Becca Bixler - Social Worker

Russ Coley RN, - NH-North Team

Lori Doose - Volunteer

Melinda Egging - Director of Quality and Compliance

Ginny Eiseman - Social Worker-West Team

Gary Friedland, MD - Board Member / Ethics Committee Liaison

Jennifer Johnson-Coffin, CNA - NH-West Team

Sidney Kaser, RD - Dietitian

Gloria Knoll - Social Worker, Inpatient Care Center

David Kotes, MD - Chief Medical Officer

Susan Langley - Patient Benefit Advisor

Gwynne May - Chaplin, South Home Team

Ellen Perricone - Social Worker, South Home Team

Thomas Reiley, MD - Physician

Ginny Swenson, LCSW - Social Worker, Home Team North

Jeanne Williams, RN - Admissions

Julie Winkel - Social Worker, West Home Team