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Heart of the Mountains Hospice suspends services

Sky-Hi News Staff Report

Heart of the Mountains Hospice suspended all Grand County services effective today, Monday, Jan. 4.

“It is with great disappointment and sadness that Heart of the Mountains Hospice suspended services to Grand County residents,” wrote Joy Blum, a board member of Heart of the Mountains Hospice in a press release.

The hospice has provided services to the county since 2001. Due to economic factors, the hospice has depleted all funds available to provide services, she wrote.

“The cost of providing hospice services has continued to escalate over the years while funding from grants and Medicare reimbursements have declined. During the past 18 months, grant funding to the hospice decreased $80,000 which resulted in an economic hit too large to overcome.

The residents and business community of Grand County have been very supportive and giving over the past 15 years and the hospice is forever grateful. However, due to patient levels, escalating costs and decline in grant receipts, all services have been suspended until further notice.”

“Thank you Grand County for the 15 years we were able to serve,” wrote Blum.

Call the hospice office with questions 970-725-3378.

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