In mid-1984, a Hospice movement was initiated in Victoria, Texas, by the staff of DeTar Hospital. The DeTar staff demonstrated the need for a community-wide, not-for-profit hospice that would provide continuity of inpatient care, home care and bereavement services. In 1985, Hospice of Victoria was incorporated.
Hospice of Victoria was granted 501C(3) non-profit status on December 11, 1985. The desire for hospice services rapidly increased beyond the service area of a 35-mile radius from Victoria. A grant from the Meadows Foundation in 1989 enabled Hospice of Victoria to expand and open a branch office to eventually take patients within an eleven county area: Victoria, Calhoun, Jackson, Lavaca, DeWitt, Refugio, Goliad, Gonzales, Colorado, Fayette and Bee.
In 1991, to convey the organization's regional outreach and unity to the communities in the area, the Board of Directors voted to change Hospice of Victoria's name to Hospice of South Texas.
Hospice of South Texas offices are located at 605 E. Locust in Victoria and 306 N. Texana in Hallettsville. Hospice of South Texas serves patients with end stage conditions such as cancer, cardiac, pulmonary & neuromuscular diseases, AIDS, and more.
Hospice of South Texas is partially funded by Medicare, Medicaid, and private insurance plans. Fundraisers, memorial donations, grants, and contributions from individuals, businesses, churches, and foundations ensure care regardless of a patients' ability to pay.
Hospice of South Texas is licensed by the Texas Department of Health and is certified as a provider of Hospice care by Medicare and Medicaid. Hospice of South Texas provides comprehensive physical, medical, emotional, and spiritual care to patients and their families during end stage illness, death and bereavement.