Our Heart

what is the meaning of hospice

Who We Are

When asking 'what is the meaning of in-home hospice,' everything Hope Hospice stands for should come to mind. We have brought hope to our patients and their loved ones across Birmingham for almost 20 years.

Our team consists of caring and dedicated professionals with extensive experience caring for terminally ill individuals.

The Hope Heart Difference

Our goal is to provide hope to everyone we support. We help our patients and their families enjoy loving and peaceful days during hard times. We'll always go above and beyond to deliver empathetic, patient-focused care. If you want to know more about hospice care, we would be happy to answer any of your questions!


Our Mission

Our mission at Hope Hospice focuses on one word: hope. We deliver hope to our patients and their families through excellent care and a wide range of services. Our team strives to provide care that goes beyond the basics.

We Walk Alongside You

You’re not alone with Hope Hospice. We’re here around the clock to provide support and care. Whether we provide pain relief through our medical team or comfort through our chaplaincy service, we are here for you and your family.

You Are Family

We treat every person we support as part of the Hope Hospice family. Our friendly and compassionate team takes the time to understand and know you, allowing us to provide a heart of HOPE during a difficult time.

Compassionate & Skilled

Our empathetic and highly skilled team has more than 15 years of experience in delivering hospice care services. You'll get to know us personally as we provide quality support and medical care to your loved one.


Our Leadership

The staff we employ is the power behind our mission of hope. Over the years, we’ve built a team of compassionate and skilled specialists. Our team works hard to provide the comfort, care, and ongoing support needed in home hospice. Meet them today:

Deb Stark, RN

Director CEO

Matt Griffith, LMSW


Doug Alford, MD

Medical Director

Kaye Gurley, RN

Director of Nursing

Steve Shaw

Assistant Director

Betsy Tanner


Michelle Harden, RN

Director of Nursing