Chapters Health System Company History Timeline

Since 1983, Chapters Health System has been a progressive leader in hospice, palliative care and home health.
1984 HPH Hospice began seeing patients.
1988 Received National Hospice Organization Award of Excellence, Honorable Mention for community education budget grows to 1.5 million total patients served 626, number of staff 59.
1990 Children s Bereavement Program began moved into new 27,000 sq. ft. facility University of South Florida School USF of Medicine added hospice to elective course-work.
1992 Grows to sixth largest hospice program in the country, serving 1,652 patients extended services to include adult congregate living facility ACLF residents.
1993 Opened pharmacy, dispensed more than 3,000 medications in a 4-month period first Camp Circle of Love helped grieving children heal total patients served 1,909 uncompensated care amount 1.6 million number of staff 170.
1994 Developed caregiver program to support families caring for those in need.
1996 Created an in-house Durable Medical Equipment DME program to better serve hospice patients.
1997 Received Certificate of Need CON to provide hospice services in Hardee, Highlands and Polk counties changed name to LifePath, Inc.
1998 Kathy L. Fernandez, RN, BSN, MHA named President CEO. Opened in-house clinic in the Azeele office in Tampa to better serve patients.
2001 Changed name to LifePath Hospice and Palliative Care, Inc. total patients served 4,883 uncompensated care amount 2.5 million number of staff 625 prescriptions filled 108,929.
2002 Life s Treasures Thrift Store opened all proceeds support LifePath Hospice patient and family programs.
2003 Received 1.3 million grant, with Moffitt Cancer Center and USF s College of Nursing, to teach caregivers of terminally ill patients new problem-solving skills.
2004 Acquisition of Good Shepherd of Mid-Florida to serve patients in Polk, Highlands and Hardee counties cared for 52 percent of all deaths in Hillsborough County and 42 percent of all deaths in Polk, Highlands and Hardee counties.
2005 HPH Hospice opened the East Pasco Hospice House in Dade City.
2006 Axis Palliative Healthcare formed as a consultation service to address pain control and symptom management of non-terminal patients.
2008 HPC Healthcare, Inc. became not-for-profit parent company of LifePath Hospice, Inc.
2009 HPC Healthcare formed HPC Staffing Services, LLC to centralize the coordination of staff between organizations in March, HPH Hospice opened the Sturgill Hospice House in Brooksville, in July, HPH Hospice opens a thrift store in Zephyrhills.
2011 HPC Healthcare changed its name to Chapters Health System.
2011 The Bud Donna Somers Hospice House opened in Sebring.
2013 In September, Life s Treasures Thrift Stores opened its third location in Brandon.
2014 The Lakeland Hospice House opened on February 13 HPH Hospice opened the Citrus Hospice House on August 18 in Lecanto and announcement made on August 20 for Chapters Health to affiliate with HPH Hospice.
HPH Home Health earned The Joint Commission s Gold Seal of Approval . Good Shepherd Hospice named a 2015 Hospice Honors recipient by Deyta.
2016 Good Shepherd Hospice named Readers Choice Winner of Best Hospice by News-Sun.
2017 Good Shepherd Hospice, HPH Hospice, and LifePath Hospice all receive deemed status accreditation from The Joint Commission.
2019 On January 8, Achieve Home Care officially joined the Chapters Health family.
2020 On January 23, Chapters Health announced its plan to bring not-for-profit hospice services back to Florida Keys and surrounding areas.
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