About Catawba Regional Hospice


Hospice Care

Families like yours often come to Catawba Regional Hospice craving simple-to-understand information about end-of-life care: What can hospice do? Where do we start? What can we expect? How can hospice make things better?

Most often, your wishes are for a loved one’s physical comfort, peace of mind, quality of life, and – when the time is right – easy passing. You want knowledgeable, encouraging people to support you along the way. You long for a balanced mix of medical expertise and heartfelt compassion. You yearn for confirmation that you’ve done things right and have given your loved one the best care possible at the appropriate time. You expect to hear the truth about what disease can take away and look forward to discovering the relief that exceptional care can bring.

This is what we do.

Catawba Regional Hospice seeks, above all else, to honor your loved one and to provide the care and support you need. At times, that comes through medication and therapies. At other times, it’s offered through conversation and an understanding presence. You can count on us to provide comfort throughout the journey, knowing that we’ve uplifted nearly 20,000 families during our 37 years of caring. 


Catawba Regional Hospice was established as one of North Carolina’s original three hospice providers in 1979, when formalized end-of-life care was in its early stages. We began as a small group of grassroots volunteers who came together to support families in our immediate community.   

Through the years, we learned more, grew more, and became a valued resource both locally and regionally. Thanks to our reputation for quality care and compassion, we were invited into neighboring towns and counties, and we accepted the call to help folks throughout the Catawba Valley. Currently, families and medical professionals in 10 counties count on CRH to comfort, uplift, and care for individuals challenged by advanced illness, readily entrusting their loved ones to our expertise.


To provide world-class, compassionate care by engaging all individuals and their families to enhance living.



Catawba Regional Hospice will lead the advancement of hospice and end-of-life care by:

  • Being the most valued and preferred resource to patients, families, and partners in the communities we serve.
  • Embracing innovation and continual learning to deliver world-class organizational and individual performance.


Our guiding principles for the delivery of exceptional care to everyone who needs us wherever they live are:

creating a care experience that exceeds ever-changing expectations

caring for each other with mutual respect and support

giving consistently more than what is expected with integrity, trust, and accountability

honoring inclusive, culturally relevant care

inspiring beyond accepted standards

making a difference with dedicated staff and volunteers

Hospice Houses

While Catawba Regional Hospice makes every effort to allow your loved one to be at home where he or she is most comfortable, disease progression sometimes requires more attentive, round-the-clock care.

For your convenience, CRH offers two in-patient facilities where our staff can manage your loved one’s symptoms and prepare him or her to return home or to another facility when the diagnosis is under control again.

Our Catawba Valley Hospice House enjoys a picturesque setting midway between the towns of Newton and Hickory in the Foothills of North Carolina. Inspired by mountain lodge architecture, the hospice house is a state-of-the-art medical center offering world-class care, along with a host of amenities that ensure the comforts of home.


CRH's Sherrills Ford Hospice House sits on gently rolling terrain amid the coves and communities of Lake Norman, just outside of Charlotte – North Carolina's largest city. Steeped in the charm of the Blue Ridge mountains nearby, the hospice house has been carefully designed to deliver superlative medical care amid the comfortable furnishings of a home-like setting.


Professional excellence is a hallmark of CRH, and we believe that your trust in our care is enhanced by the work that we do throughout all divisions of our organization. Among the recognitions we’ve received are:

The Joint Commission Accreditation – a rigorous evaluation that maintains industry standards (awarded every 3 years)

Verizon Wireless Technology Innovation Award – a regional award that showcases smart use of technology – the monetary award recognized our efforts to increase efficiency in documentation, thereby allowing our staff to spend more time with patients

SE4A Outstanding Community Service Award – a regional award that honored our successes in keeping patients from unnecessary repeat visits to the hospital

Volunteer of the Year Award – regional recognition for incredible patient support

NHPCO Creative Arts Contest – awards for excellence in photography

Nurse Practitioner of the Year – Frye Regional Medical Center

Board positions – regional involvement in industry organizations by our CEO and COO

SHARP Certification – safety in the workplace

Staff certifications – nurses, CNAs, and others are trained as specialists in hospice care