This month, Our Lady of Peace Hospice marks 79 years of compassionate care. It’s an honor to celebrate our founding by the Dominican Sisters of Hawthorne on December 7, 1941 as Our Lady of Good Counsel Home. Their mission was to provide care for terminal cancer patients without the means to pay for it. Our Lady of Peace Hospice continues this mission by providing care to terminally ill people with no out of pocket costto the patient or families for room & board and medical care. We do this regardless of their diagnosis or beliefs.
Our Lady of Peace has cared for tens of thousands of patients from all walks of life. In celebration of this Anniversary, we humbly look back at our history and commitment to serving individuals and families:
1941 – Founded as Our Lady of Good Counsel Home
2001 — Hospice begins
The Hospice program was introduced, allowing patients to receive hospice care in our residence, or wherever they call home, through our community hospice program.
2004 — Home Health Care begins
Home Health Care began and continues to serve older adults in their homes.
2009 — Franciscan Health Community
The operation of Our Lady of Good Counsel Home was transitioned to the Franciscan Health Community.
2015 — Our Lady of Peace
Our facility licensure changed from Long Term Care to Residential Hospice. The corporation name changed under new licensure to Our Lady of Peace and is currently a non-profit Catholic organization.
We want to express our gratitude and love to all families who have been in our care. And, we invite others to experience it within our Residential or Community Hospice programs when you or someone you love are in need of compassionate end-of-life care. We plan to be here for decades to come.