Community Hospice & Palliative Care Unveils the Stephen R. Chapman Family Community Campus in the Heart of St. Augustine

St. Augustine, Fla. (June 5, 2019) – On Thursday, June 6 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Community Hospice & Palliative will celebrate the much-anticipated opening of the Stephen R. Chapman Family Community Campus. The special ribbon cutting will be held at 1355 Dixie Highway. 

This unique Community Campus will further Community Hospice & Palliative Care’s commitment to the health and well-being of St. Augustine and St. Johns County residents by offering health services and ensuring individuals are prepared to face the challenges of aging and advanced illness. It will serve as the focal point for Community Hospice & Palliative Care services that occur outside of the acute-care setting of our Bailey Family Center for Caring at Flagler Hospital.

The campus will include:

  • A Conference and Education Center featuring four flexible conference rooms with 2,122 square feet of meeting space
  • Corporate and Clinical Offices for our St. Augustine-based care teams, featuring private offices and workstations with space for grief and bereavement counseling and workshops
  • A Resale Store with a large sales floor and donation drop-off area

“Community Hospice began serving this community in 1985, and throughout the years since, we have remained committed to growing to meet our expanding community’s needs,” said Susan Ponder-Stansel, President & CEO, Community Hospice and Palliative Care. “The opening of the Stephen R. Chapman Family Community Campus will allow us to expand our educational and community service activities in ways that would be impossible without this wonderful new facility. We believe it will become a focal point for our outreach and community engagement and are thrilled that we will be able to have this beautiful and accessible space to support these important activities that will make a positive contribution to our quality of life here.”

Philanthropic support was vital to establish this community resource. The financial commitment of longtime area philanthropists, Stephen and Christine Chapman made this dynamic project come to life.

“The campus will provide much-needed education and coordination for local residents and their caregivers, who will empower people to make informed decisions about their own or their loved one’s health care and better navigate the medical system of the future,” said Christine Chapman.

Community Hospice & Palliative Care has served St. Augustine and St. Johns County residents for more than 30 years. We look forward to strengthening our presence as the compassionate guide in St. Augustine and pursuing future opportunities with the new Stephen R. Chapman Family Community Campus.

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About Community Hospice & Palliative Care

Established in 1979, Community Hospice & Palliative Care is an innovative national leader in palliative and hospice care, as well as providing programs and services to meet the diverse needs of the communities it serves. During its 40-year history, Community Hospice & Palliative Care has served nearly 200,000 adults and children in Baker, Clay, Duval, Nassau and St. Johns counties, and recently expanded its service area to include 11 counties in north-central Florida. Through the support of more than 900 employees and 1,000 volunteers, the organization helps approximately 1,600 patients per day to live better with advanced illness – at home, in long-term care and assisted living facilities, in hospitals and at its eight inpatient care centers. The organization is committed to improving the quality of life for patients and their families and to be the compassionate guide for end-of-life care in our communities. No one is ever denied care due to an inability to pay. To learn more about the support and services of Community Hospice & Palliative Care, visit