Harbor Hospice, Texas’ fastest growing Hospice and Palliative Care provider, has been awarded the July 2012 Business of the Month title by the Jasper-Lake Sam Rayburn Area Chamber of Commerce. This prestigious recognition is based upon Harbor Hospice’s commitment to excellence in health care and for continually upholding their core values of passion, dignity and respect for all patients and their families while caring for their physical, mental, intellectual and spiritual needs.
“We are extremely pleased,” reveals Chief Administration Officer Darran Dollarhide, “especially considering we have only been in the Jasper area for a very short time. To be able to open your doors and make this kind of name for yourself in a very brief interval speaks volumes for the excellence in care Harbor provides in general, but also to the incredible quality and commitment from our Jasper team specifically.”
Headquartered in Beaumont Texas, Harbor Hospice has locations in Austin, Houston, Corpus Christi, Baytown, Cleveland, Rockport, Jasper and San Antonio in Texas and Lake Charles, Alexandria, Lafayette and Opelousas in Louisiana. “Currently in Jasper, we provide the highest quality of in-home hospice and palliative care,” adds Darran, “but we will soon be adding our free standing Harbor House.” Harbor Houses are for times when caring for a loved one at home is not possible. These in-patient facilities provide care in a warm, homelike setting. “It really is like a home away from home,” confides Darran. “Harbor Houses are beautiful, serene, and they offer all the comforts of home while providing around-the-clock medical care. We are very proud to be bringing this world class facility to Jasper.”
Harbor Hospice’s uniqueness is not only in the level of passion of their care, but in the way they view and treat each patient. “We look at each person for who they are: a true individual,” Darran relates. “Therefore, our entire team that includes nurses, aides, social workers, spiritual counselors and more provides specialized custom care for the individual.” Here Darran points out that Harbor’s vision is to treat each individual as a whole person and just not their disease. “The treatment is really unique to the diagnosis, and we go above and beyond to minister and comfort each individual and their family.
Part of the Chamber of Commerce recognition comes from the fact that each team member sincerely believes Harbor Hospice is a safe harbor for individuals and families during their most difficult times. “We always remind people, that this is not the end,” Darran relates. “It’s just the next step, and with love, dignity and respect, Harbor will help patients and their families arrive there. Our motto is ‘Lighting the Way Home’, and we sincerely believe it is our mission and calling to do just that.”
Harbor Hospice may be contacted toll-free at 1.855.542.7267 or by clicking on http://www.harborhospice.com.