Mission, Vision & History
We are dedicated to profoundly changing the way our community experiences serious illness and grief - one family at a time.
Since our inception in 1993 HopeWest has experienced significant growth and expansion, both programmatically and geographically. From approximately 200 families our first year to over 3,000 families in 2011...we continue to grow to serve the needs.
We serve Mesa, Montrose, Delta and Ouray counties with the administrative office located in Grand Junction, Colorado. The organization provides comprehensive hospice, palliative care and grief related services to over 7,000 square miles (population 170,000) in Western Colorado through four sites.
We are a community-based 501 ( c )( 3 ) organization, governed by a Board of Directors and founding President/CEO, Christy Whitney, RN, MSN.
HopeWest has become well-known for its innovations in end of life care directed at meeting the unique needs of rural areas of the state. We stretch to close the gaps in care when reimbursement is lacking, as well as develop new programs to serve the "un-served" and "under served" throughout our service area.