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Community Hospice & Palliative Care Opens Newest Office in Clay County

Jacksonville, Fla. (May 21, 2019) – Now in its 40th year in Clay County, Community Hospice & Palliative Care (Community) continues to expand, holding a ribbon cutting ceremony Tuesday, May 28 from 5 – 6:30 p.m. in to open its newest office in Clay County, its eighth office throughout its 16-county service area. The Community Hospice & Palliative Care of Clay County new office ribbon cutting will take place Tuesday, May 28 at 4689 US Highway 17, Suite #9, Fleming Island, FL, 32003.

Since its founding in 1979, Community Hospice & Palliative Care, one of the nation’s largest and most awarded non-profit hospice agencies, has served the communities of Clay, Baker, Duval, Nassau, and St. Johns. In 2017, Community expanded to North Central Florida, thereby increasing its service area to 16 counties. As a result of continued expansion, Community Hospice & Palliative Care outgrew its former office location in Orange Park on Blanding Boulevard. The decision was made to find a location with ample parking, increased office space and community meeting space where Clay County groups and residents could meet free of charge. The new location in Fleming Island increases the overall footprint by 1,000 square feet to better serve the community.

Another longstanding relationship founded by Community Hospice & Palliative Care is the Thrift Shop on Blanding Boulevard in Clay County. Since 2011, this volunteer-based retail model has helped fund care for anyone who does not have the ability to pay for services, thereby helping to ensure no one is ever denied care. More recently, Dr. Ana Sanchez, Chief Medical Director of Community Hospice & Palliative Care was asked to be the program director for Orange Park Medical Center’s palliative care residency.

Now in its 40th year as a care provider to Clay County, Community Hospice & Palliative Care is excited to open the doors to its newest facility. Community Hospice & Palliative Care is the only hospice provider in the Northeast and North Central Florida region, and one of a select few of the over 4,382 hospice agencies in the U.S., to be awarded the 2019 prestigious distinction of Hospice Honors, a national program that recognizes hospices that provide the highest quality of care from the caregivers’ point of view. HEALTHCAREfirst recently announced the recipients of its 2019 Hospice Honors at the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization’sLeadership & Advocacy Conference in Washington, D.C. mid-April. 

Also taking place this year will be ribbon cuttings for the Stephen R. Chapman Family Community Campus in St. Johns County (greater St. Augustine), and the Douglas Hospice Center for Caring in Baptist Medical Center Downtown in Duval County. For more about Community Hospice’s programs and services, visit


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