About Us Mission & History

Mission

East End Hospice is dedicated to improving lives across Eastern Long Island through expert care, comfort and compassion for terminally ill patients, caregivers and grieving families.

ABout East End Hospice

East End Hospice brings hope to the dying and their families and friends. By affirming life, hospice helps people conclude life with comfort and dignity, offering pain alleviation and symptom control in a familiar and caring environment. Certified in 1991, East End Hospice, a 501(c)(3) not- for-profit corporation, has provided services to over 17,000 terminally ill patients and their families – primarily in patients’ homes under the direction of professionals—and with invaluable assistance from dedicated volunteers.

Our coordinated teams of seasoned health care professionals and volunteers are committed to meeting the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of the patients and families who come to us for care. Supporting families through grief and bereavement is an essential component of East End Hospice, including a comprehensive children’s bereavement program and Camp Good Grief—our highly acclaimed day camp for children aged 4-17 (Camp Good Grief began in 1997.)

East End Hospice also seeks to promote awareness of the benefits of hospice care in our communities through educational and informational presentations to civic, fraternal and religious groups, professional organizations and educational institutions on Eastern Long Island.

No one is ever denied care by East End Hospice because of inability to pay.

KANAS CENTER FOR HOSPICE CARE

Opened in 2016, Long Island’s Kanas Center for Hospice Care accommodates patients whose symptoms cannot be managed at home or in other settings. Each of the eight patient suites has private facilities, ample storage and outdoor space. Care is overseen by the East End Hospice Medical Director with Nurse Practitioners on site every day. There is a 24 hour visitation policy that accommodates family, friends and pets. Click on the link to learn more about the Kanas Center for Hospice Care- the region’s only in-patient hospice facility.  Click here to learn more.

PHILANTHROPY

East End Hospice is Eastern Long Island’s only independent, not-for-profit hospice. Charitable donations sustain our work. Philanthropy improves lives across the East End through programs and services that would not otherwise be possible. These include EEH’s Charity Care Program, all programs offered through the Zinberg Family Bereavement Center and Camp Good Grief. Insurance covers around 80% of the cost of caring for our patients. We accept all patients regardless of insurance status and no patient or family ever receives a bill for care.

East End Hospice is a registered 501(c)3 charitable nonprofit organization, tax ID number 11-2878502. Contributions are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. To learn more about opportunities to support East End Hospice call 631.288.7080. Donate online at eeh.org/donate.

 

Accreditations

The Joint Commission Gold Seal
The Joint Commission
We Honor Veterans Level 2
We Honor Veterans
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Hospice Honors