With the gifting of the Greenville Hospital hospice program to St. Francis Hospice,
they along with Hospice House of Greenville are poised to lead the community into
a new era of hospice and end-of-life care, and St. Francis will do so with a new
Open Arms Hospice, A Ministry of Bon Secours St. Francis Health System has been formally approved by the local St. Francis Board of Directors along
with the Sisters of Bon Secours Health System. The name was officially effective
on July 17, 2006.
“This name change to Open Arms conveys the very essence of who we are and how we feel about the care that we
offer,” says Jim Rogers, Director of Open Arms Hospice and St. Francis HomeCare.
“As we anticipate the opening of Greenville County’s first free-standing hospice
facility, we wanted our name to communicate a powerful statement of our mission
and values. Everyone who hears this has a very positive reaction to this change.”
St. Francis Hospice will continue to use both the old and new names in communication
pieces over the next few weeks as they establish the change in the community.
St. Francis HomeCare will retain its current name.
Jim Rogers goes on to say, “Extensive planning has gone into this facility —the
McCall Hospice House of Greenville—to ensure that the surroundings present as
supportive environment as possible for patients and their families. Changing
our name to Open Arms Hospice is just one more touch we are adding to include
everyone in the Hospice House.”