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Hospice by the Sea Milestones

Milestones in our History
1978
  • Marjory Lambert and other dedicated volunteers founded Hospice of Boca Raton
  • The first Board of Directors is formed for Hospice of Boca Raton
1979
  • All-volunteer workforce cares for 17 patients
1981
  • Certificate of Need is approved, 2nd in the state
  • State license is received, 1st in the state
1983
  • Hospice of Boca Raton boundaries expand to include all of Broward and Palm Beach Counties
  • Hospice of Boca Raton is renamed Hospice by the Sea, Inc.
  • Hospice by the Sea, Inc. receives Medicare Certification
1987
  • Ground is broken for new inpatient Care Center
1989
  • Boca Raton Care Center opens, 7th oldest free-standing hospice in the U.S.
1990
  • Mayor Danciu proclaims the first week of January each year to be Hospice by the Sea Week!
1991
  • Medicare/Medicaid Home Health Agency is established as a division of Hospice by the Sea, Inc.
1995
  • Camp Good Grief started with 16 children
1998
  • Receives first Joint Commission accreditation
2000
  • Clinical staff office opened in Broward County
2001
  • Hollywood Care Center opens at Hollywood Medical Center
2007
  • Aloesea Program is started (Complementary Therapies)
  • Sylvia Wolens Caregiver Education Program is started
  • Complementary therapies introduced as benefit for staff
2008
  • FocusCare launched
  • Hospice by the Sea Foundation, Inc. formed
  • Harbor Palliative Care Services begins
2009
  • Veteran's Recognition Program initiated
  • Hospice by the Sea, Inc. named South Florida Business Journal Employer of the Year
2010
  • Aloesea caregiver services are opened to general community
  • State-of-the-art Electronic Medical Record initiative begins
2011
  • Broward County Corporate Office established
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