History

HPCG, a nonprofit organization, was founded from the grassroots of the Greensboro community in 1980, entirely through the efforts of volunteers. Our hospice pioneers were volunteers from the academic, faith, nursing and business communities of Greensboro. Having begun in a windowless office in the basement of the Public Health Department, HPCG grew dramatically, and is now located on a 14.75 acre campus with four buildings on Summit Avenue.

Since 1980, HPCG has supported people in Guilford County and surrounding areas and enabled them to live fully, with comfort and dignity, to the end of life. We provide physical, emotional and spiritual support for people faced with a life-limiting illness as well as their caregivers and families.

HPCG offers hospice care in the patient’s home, as well as in assisted-living residences and long-term-care facilities….wherever the patient calls home.

If you wish to contact HPCG, please call 336.621.2500.

Timeline

1978 – HPCG steering committee formed.

1980 – Anonymous $27,500 gift and first annual meeting of the membership. First office space designated at the Public Health Department.

1982 – Patient care initiated with two part-time staff (Rosenborough and Schuman).

1984 – Moses Cone Hospital joint ventures with HPCG to become an institutional member.

1985 – First full-time executive director and nursing coordinator hired (Barrett and Taylor). Second office space designated at 811 N. Elm Street.

1987 – First inpatient hospice unit in North Carolina opened at Moses Cone Hospital. Third office space designated at 706 N. Greene Street.

1989 – Grief Counseling Center opened. Office space expanded to include 705 N. Greene Street.

1991 – A permanent home for HPCG. $2.1 million raised for 2500 Summit Avenue.

1992 – Kaleidoscope Kids affiliation with United Way.

1994 – Joint venture to initiate Lighthouse Residence with Hospice of the Piedmont and Triad Health Project.

1995 – 15th Annual meeting of the membership.

1996 – Beacon Place, a 10-bed residential facility opened and HPCG’s very own hospice home opens at 2502 Summit Avenue.

1997 – The Annual Time Warner Cable Celebrity Golf Tournament in memory of Sharon Bostic completes its final year and raises more than $500,000 for HPCG in its 10-year history.

1998 – A grant-funded innovative project promoting palliative care and end-of-life care education for health care professionals initiated.

1999 – 20th anniversary campaign for HPCG ($1.6 million) initiated in support of children’s programs and program endowments.

2000 – Kids Path expands its palliative care services.

2001 – Kids Path building opens at 2504 Summit Avenue.

2002 – HPCG is accredited by the Accreditation Committee for Health Care (ACHC) Kids Path expanded in the Carolinas.

2005 – HPCG celebrates 25 years of caregiving.

2010 – Beacon Place is renovated to add two additional patient rooms/beds.

2012 – Logo change and new tag line created, “Capturing Moments that Really Matter.”

2014 – The John A. Lusk, III, MD Caregiving Education Center opens at 2501 Summit Avenue, and the Hospice Foundation of Greater Greensboro (HFGG) is established.

2015 – HPCG celebrates 35 years of caregiving.