Mission: The Hospice of East Texas (HOET) is a non-profit agency that has been caring for patients with life-limiting illnesses since 1982. We work with the patient and their families to make their journey as positive, hopeful and full of life as possible – whether they are at home, in a long-term facility, or at our inpatient facility, HomePlace. HOET serves 23 counties of East Texas. In 2012, the organization celebrated its 30th year! The agency is accredited thru the Community Health Accreditation Program (CHAP) an independent, not-for-profit, accrediting body for community-based health care organizations. These surveyors rated The Hospice of East Texas in the “Top 1%” in the nation in 2011!
The Hospice of East Texas Mission Statement: The Hospice if East Texas seeks to enhance the quality of life for individuals and families dealing with life-limiting illnesses, and to assist bereaved family members by providing comprehensive, coordinated care and support. The Hospice of East Texas serves anyone with any life-limiting illness. Hospice is not a place but a kind of medical care that helps patients and caregivers focus on comfort and quality of life in whatever setting they call home. Hospice pays attention to pain and symptoms - so patients and family can enjoy whatever time rem
Officers: Volunteer Board of Directors: Bob Dyer, chairman; Mel Lovelady, treasurer; Rabbi Neal Katz, secretary; Margo Adams; Sissy Austin; Tracy Crawford; Sherry Dunn; Bob Evans; Robin Fabre, M.D., Oran Ferrell; Jane Green; Rick Jett (ex-officio); David Jones, M.D.; Tracy Lilsner; Greg Kimmel; Jonathan MacClements, M.D.; David Nelson; James Ray; Debbie Roosth; Bob Roseman; Todd Sigmon; Steve Smith; and Ray Thompson.