HISTORY of HOSPICE of CRAWFORD COUNTY, INC.
Hospice of Crawford County, Inc. was incorporated in 1984 to enable patients
nearing life’s end to live free of pain, symptoms and anxieties
and to empower patients and their families to experience an optimum quality
of life. The hospice philosophy of care is driven by patient and family
wishes and focuses on comfort and care when cure of disease is no longer
possible. Hospice of Crawford County, Inc. first began serving our community
staffed with nurses from the Visiting Nurse Association. In 1989, we became
the first hospice in northwest Pennsylvania to be certified by Medicare.
We maintain that certification through today. We are a part of Community
Health Services, Inc. and are affiliated with Meadville Medical Center.
Hospice of Crawford County, Inc. is the first and only non-profit hospice
to service our community.
We have grown and evolved since our inception. In order to better serve
both ends of the county as well as neighboring areas outside of the county,
an office was opened in Titusville. In 2012, we opened Marquette Hospice
House as a place where individuals with life-limiting illness can come
together with staff who will support their end-of-life choices with extraordinary
care and compassion. Hospice of Crawford County, Inc. is currently staffed
with RN’s, LPN’s, CNA’s, Social Workers and Pastoral
staff to provide a full complement of services to our community.
Hospice of Crawford County, Inc. has physicians and a nurse practitioner
to serve patients in both the east and west offices.
Joseph Mercurio, DO
Lori Harrison, CRNP
Brian Los, MD, Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Hospice and Palliative Care
Hospice of Crawford County, Inc. is a United Way Agency
and a member of the National Association for Hospice and Palliative Care.