The Denver Hospice team consists of individuals who focus on comfort by addressing physical, emotional, psychological and spiritual needs. Along with a patient’s family members or other loved ones, the team will provide the necessary support and care for each patient.

Thank Your Caregiver

If you would like to recognize the special care your loved one and family received, please click on the yellow bar below and fill out the form that appears. The named employee will receive a special award. This type of recognition is extremely meaningful for the individual as well as the entire care team.

Click Here to Recognize your Caregiver

Need Inspiration?

Check out recent caregiver accolades.

  • Over the course of the last four months, Sophy was like a member of our family. Week in and week out she arrived with good humor and proceeded to evaluate my wife for any change in symptoms, make adjustments in medications, and provided much needed support and reassurance. The Hospice staff answering the phone also deserve recognition. They provided much needed guidance and support.

    Jerry Goedert
  • Denver Hospice has an amazing staff. Rachel is an exceptional hospice nurse. She is knowledgeable, funny, caring, and kind. She treated our Dad with the utmost dignity and respect and was responsive to his needs. Rachel engaged with our family, answered all of our questions and addressed our concerns. There aren't adequate words to relay how truly grateful we are to have had Rachel in our home and life throughout our Dad's hospice experience.

    Heather Haxmeier
  • Toni is the nurse who had to come declare our Dad after he passed. She was sympathetic, kind and respectful. She talked to our Dad (as if he were alive, probably for our benefit) to let him know what she was going to do as she was taking care of his body. Her presence was calm and soothing during such a difficult time. Thank you Toni!

    Heather Haxmeier

Medical Providers

Our doctors, nurse practitioners and physician assistants work with the patient’s doctor and others on the hospice team to ensure the patient is comfortable and symptoms are managed.

  • Robert Howe, DO
    Robert Howe, DO Medical Director
    • Arlyn LaBair
      Arlyn LaBair MD
      • Sheri Knepel
        Sheri Knepel MD
        • Kimberly Bennett
          Kimberly Bennett MD
          • Jennifer Vacca
            Jennifer Vacca MD
            • Tracy Fehr
              Tracy Fehr NP
              • Belinda Higa
                Belinda Higa NP
                • Ann McCullough
                  Ann McCullough NP
                  • Anne Marie Fleming
                    Anne Marie Fleming NP
                    • Ele Roberts
                      Ele Roberts NP


                      The nurses manage the care plan, coordinate physical care, monitor the patient for symptom management and arrange for medications, supplies and medical equipment. The nurse will educate the patient and their family or loved ones about the illness, what to expect and how to provide the appropriate care.

                      Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

                      CNAs assist patients with bathing, personal care, meals and exercise. Additionally, the CNA will assist with changing bed linen, laundry, running errands and miscellaneous tasks that are in direct support of the hospice patient.


                      Our volunteers visit hospice patients and their families to provide support and companionship through such services as reading or helping write letters. Some volunteers also provide emotional comfort by visiting, calling or sending cards throughout the grieving period.

                      Social Worker

                      Social workers provide individuals in hospice and their families with emotional support and counseling as they transition to end-of-life care. They assess the individual and family for signs of distress and address psychological, social and resource needs.


                      Chaplains provide non-denominational spiritual and emotional support for individuals in hospice and their families. They may also assist with funeral arrangements, if desired.

                      Contact Us

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