In medieval times, “hospice” referred to a place of shelter and rest for travelers on a long journey.
Hospice of Southern Kentucky is a non-for-profit organization that was established in the spring of 1981 in Bowling Green, KY. For close to 40 years, our agency has served over 10,000 families in the 8 surrounding counties with clinical, spiritual, and financial assistance. We were the first hospice agency in Southern Kentucky and continue to be your local non-profit leader in hospice care.
On August 1, 2008, HSK, with the help of valuable community partners, opened the doors to a 10 private suite inpatient facility. The Hospice House overlooks a beautiful horse pasture and is furnished with 10 patient suites, a chapel, play room for the kids, family room with community kitchen, and a memorial garden outside.
Hospice of Southern Kentucky is a nonprofit organization that operates under the leadership of a volunteer board. Each board member is a community leader that has brought their talents to HSK, which enables us to operate as the leader in hospice care for South Central Kentucky.
· Valerie Landell, Executive Director
· Gail Broady, CPA, Chair
· Kim Vickous, E.D., MSN, RN, Secretary
· Romanza Johnson, Advisor to Chair
· Dr. Michael Byrne, MD
· Charles English, Sr.
· Brenda Gildersleeve
· Diana Goad
· Dr. Catherine Heltsley, MD
· Dr. Jamie Jarboe, MD
· Dr. John Long, PhD
· Dixie Mahurin
· Portia Pennington
· Dr. David Smith, MD
· Pearl Taylor