Hospice of the Comforter was founded in 1989 by Chaplain Robert G. Wilson and some close friends who believed in his vision…to open a non-profit hospice to serve the Central Florida community.
1990 – Hospice of the Comforter serves first patient; 10 patients served the first year.
1998 – Eighth consecutive year of 10% growth
1999 – $300,000 in non-reimbursed, benevolent care is provided to the community
2001 – Creates a Home Medical Equipment warehouse and delivery division to provide more seamless service to patients.
2002 – Comforting Hearts volunteer program is created, bringing alternative programs including massage therapy, pet therapy and a video-life review program to patients and their families.
2002 – Establishes the only Jewish hospice program serving Central Florida, Yad L’Hessed, in partnership with the Jewish Family Services of Greater Orlando
2002 – Over $400,000 in non-reimbursed, benevolent care is provided to the community.
2004 –Center for Community Care opens; a new home for staff with bereavement rooms, a community library and community meeting space.
2004 – The Horizons Children’s Loss Program served more than 1,200 children in schools throughout the tri-county area, teaching them how to cope with the loss of a loved one.
2006 – Served 1,916 patients this year
2006-2012 – Awarded Orlando Sentinel’s Top 100 Companies for Working Families Award
2008 – Opens the only dedicated inpatient unit, Hospice House, serving Orange, Seminole and Osceola counties. Nearly 700 patients cared for during its first ten months.
2008 – Over $800,000 in non-reimbursed, benevolent care is provided to our community.
2008 – Received the Cutting Edge Award for innovation for company culture and benefits by the Orlando Sentinel’s Top 100 Companies for Working Families Award.
2009 – Renovation of a campus building begins for a new residential facility.
2009 – www.HospiceoftheComforter.org is ranked as a “Top 5” nonprofit website, placing next to international nonprofits such as “Sesame Street” and is the only non-international or national nonprofit to be recognized by the Pixel Awards.
2010 – Celebrates 20 Years of Care
2010 –Veterans Program developed to recognize Veterans for their service and specially trained staff to address symptoms as well as assist with governmental benefits.
2010 – Hospice of the Comforter’s Robison Residence accepts its first patient on July 27, 2010.
2011 – Live Laugh Love fundraising gala held at Church Street Station Ballroom featuring comedian Larry Miller, to benefit Hospice House.
2011 - Over $500,000 in non-reimbursed, benevolent care is provided to our community.
2012 – Comforter Foundation formed to support the mission of Hospice of the Comforter.
2014 - Hospice of the Comforter becomes part of the Florida Hospital family.
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