Our vision is that every person and family in the Ozarks region faced with an end of life illness would be aware of and have access to dignity, comfort and compassion in an environment of their choice.

Promoting the Education and Understanding of the Hospice Concept of Care

The Hospice Foundation of the Ozarks, formerly the Hospice of Southwest Missouri Foundation, is a charitable organization whose mission is to advance hospice care. The Hospice Foundation of the Ozarks was incorporated in 1997.

The hospice concept includes offering patients and family members specialized knowledge of medical care, spiritual and emotional support. The purpose of the Hospice Foundation of the Ozarks is to:

  • Advance the hospice concept of care for individuals facing end of life.
  • Promote an understanding among health care professionals of the needs and resources available to patients and their families.
  • Promote education for the general public pertinent to the hospice concept.
  • Sponsor educational programs on end of life care for medical and health care professionals.


Donation to Lost & Found

Hospice Foundation of the Ozarks board members give $25,000 gift to Lost & Found Grief Center’s Capital Campaign.

Donation to Cox Health for new TPOPP Program

Hospice Foundation officials make check presentation to CoxHealth for the new TPOPP program.


Grant Funding to EDNA

EDNA was recently named the 2014 Excellence in Education Award Winner by the Missouri Society of Association Executives.   HFO provided significant grant funding to develop the EDNA curriculum and technology to support its online access.