About Us

Hospice is a concept of care derived from medieval times, symbolizing a place where travelers, pilgrims and the sick, wounded and dying could find rest and peace. Today, Hospice Care offers a program of care for patients facing terminal illness. The focus of care is quality of life and comfort care delivered compassionately by professionals who specialize in end-of-life challenges. With generous donations from the community, Crater Community Hospice is able to serve anyone who requests our help and is medically appropriate, regardless of their ability to pay.

When it’s Time
Anyone can refer a patient for hospice care. If the referral is made by a family member or friend, the CCH Admission Team will contact the patient’s physician to ensure that the patient qualifies for Hospice Care. To qualify, the patient’s physician and the hospice medical director must certify that the patient has a terminal condition with a life expectancy of six-months or less, if the disease runs its normal course.

Crater Community Hospice provides care where the patient lives (home or nursing facility) or in a hospital setting. The care is provided by a team of hospice professionals and volunteers who provide physical, emotional, psychosocial, and spiritual support to the patient and family. The CCH Care Team includes a physician, a nurse, a hospice aide, a social worker, chaplain, a bereavement counselor and trained volunteers.

CCH accepts most insurance plans including Medicare and Medicaid. The hospice benefit provides all medically necessary equipment and appropriate medications for the patient’s specific disease process and accompanying symptoms to maximize their comfort.

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Our Mission

Celebrating Life Every Day
As a hospice organization, Crater Community Hospice is dedicated to providing quality Hospice Care to patients living with a serious illness. As a community partner, CCH is committed to Educating the Community about end-of-life concerns. We also provide resources and Support for Caregivers and Bereavement Support for those who have recently lost a loved one.

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Our Service Area

Crater Community Hospice serves the communities of the Cities of Colonial Heights, Hopewell, Petersburg and Emporia, and the Counties of Chesterfield, Charles City, Dinwiddie, Greensville, Prince George, Surry and Sussex.

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Our History

  • Early 1994 – SRMC and JRMC entered a joint venture to establish the first free-standing, community-based, not-for-profit hospice program to serve the citizens of South Central Virginia, thus Crater Community Hospice (CCH) was born
  • December 1994 – CCH received Certificate of Incorporation in State of Virginia
  • March 1995 – CCH granted 501 (c) 3 status by the IRS
  • April 1995 – CCH leased office space at The Crossings in Prince George
  • July 1995 – CCH Licensed by the State of Virginia to operate a full-service hospice program
  • August 1995 – our first patient was admitted to our program and cared for by staff of 4
  • December 1995 – CCH Received its initial Medicare/Medicaid Certification
  • March 1998 – CCH relocated to larger leased office space on Roslyn Road in Colonial Heights with a staff of 15
  • October 2007 – CCH awarded by the Cameron Foundation, the first ever Cleveland A. Wright Award for Outstanding Community Service
  • September 2008 – CCH purchased a building in Petersburg to serve as our permanent home.
  • 2013 – CCH opened our Thrift Shop
  • 2015 – CCH Celebrated our 20th Anniversary
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Our Board of Directors





Tracy L. Taliaferro Actively employed – Attorney with Taliaferro & Mallory Law Offices in Colonial Heights; Reappointed to Board of Directors 11/2012

Vice Chair

E. Jane Elliott Actively employed – Registered Nurse serving on the board of the Commonwealth of Virginia Board of Nursing. Former professor at Southside Regional Medical Center School of Nursing. Reappointed to the Board of Directors – 05/2015


Kathleen J. Wiltsie, RN, MSN (LTC USA Ret) US Army Nurse Corp; Chief of Public Health and former Staff Officer at Public Health Command and the Pentagon. Originally appointed to Board of Directors 06/2014


M. Stephen Cates  Former Chief Financial Officer of Bank of Southside Virginia (retired) now working with the board of the John Randolph Foundation. Originally appointed to Board of Directors 07/2010



JoAnn Glazier Retired; former owner of women’s specialty clothing retail establishment; Reappointed to Board of Directors 11/2012

Jeanne E. Holmes Actively employed with SunTrust Bank; extensive background in corporate banking and higher education student financial aid processes. Originally appointed to Board of Directors 06/2012

Janice Johnson Actively Employed – Executive Director of the Rudi Johnson Foundation, a nonprofit organization established to promote and assist local citizens to reach and maintain self-sufficiency. Originally appointed to Board of Directors 09/2009

Terri P. Mason Actively Employed; Pastor and Minister of Music; Woodlawn Baptist Church, Colonial Heights; Originally appointed to Board of Directors 07/2015

Donald Milton Actively Employed; Real Estate Broker; Weichart Realtors – Brockwell & Portwood Originally appointed to Board of Directors 06/2015

Andrew G. “Drew” Spivey Actively Employed; President/Owner of Old Dominion Dialysis Services, Inc. Originally appointed to Board of Directors 06/2016

Melody Stone Actively Employed; Chief Executive Officer, Stone Financial Group, Inc. Chesterfield, VA Originally appointed to Board of Directors 04/2016



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