Hospice Care Started in the U-P

If you Google the word hospice, you’ll come up with results that connect you to hospice organizations from coast to coast.

but before there was Google and before hospice was part of everyday language, it was a part of Upper Michigan.

In fact many believe that the modern hospice program got it’s roots right here in the U-P.

The first hospice was started in Marquette in 1973 and was completely run by volunteers.

Soon the idea had caught on throughout the whole upper peninsula.

An english nurse – dame Cicely Saunders – is credited with starting the world wide hospice movement during the 1930’s in England.