Northeast Florida Community Hospice

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We are honored to be recognized for our achievements, it affirms we are upholding and continuing our mission to improve the quality of life for patients and families and to be the compassionate guide for end-of-life care in our community.


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Community Hospice received Hospice Honors Elite Status (2014, 2015) – recognition received by only 2 percent of all hospices nationally and the only Northeast Florida organization with such a designation. This honor is bestowed on those providing the highest level of satisfaction as measured from the caregiver’s point of view.


The American Hospital Association appointed Community PedsCare a Circle of Life Award® Honoree in 2012 in recognition of our innovative
approach in improving the care of pediatric patients with life-threatening or life-limiting conditions.

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LifeNet Health of Florida bestowed the Hospice of the Year Award for 2012 and 2015 to Community Hospice for our consultations with families about patients considered for tissue recovery after their death. This award is given annually to the hospice that goes above and beyond for this life-saving effort.

Great 100 Nurses

Great 100 Nurses of Northeast Florida, Inc., has recognized 18 members of the Community Hospice nursing staff for professional excellence, service and care since 2000.


Florida Hospice and Palliative Care Association awarded Community Hospice the Excellence in Program Innovation - Community Outreach Honorable Mention in 2015 for our Gift of Life program. This honor recognizes our efforts to ensure our patients will have their final wishes of organ and tissue donation honored.



HandsOn Jacksonville

HandsOn Jacksonville awarded Community Hospice its Tillie Kidd Fowler Spirit of Service Award in 2015. This pinnacle award honors the power and value of volunteers across the First Coast. Community Hospice has more than 900 volunteers who annually serve more than 80,000 hours to help our patients and their families live better with advanced illness.

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In 2015, Danielle Eaves Hernandez, child life specialist, Community PedsCare®, and Dr. Kelly Komatz, associate medical director, Community PedsCare were honored as one of the Jacksonville Business Journal’s Health Care Heroes for their dedication and service to improve health care and save lives. 

 Eldersourcelogo ElderSource awarded Toula Wootan, director of community programs, the 2016 Delores Barr Weaver Elder Advocate Award. She was selected for this honor based on her exemplary work in advocating for caregivers, seniors and their families by championing the issues they confront.

Community Engagement

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Jacksonville University honored President and CEO Susan Ponder-Stansel as their 2016 Jacksonville University Community Woman of the Year. This annual event honors women in the Jacksonville community who have exemplified themselves through outstanding service and accomplishment.

National Association of Social Workers Florida Chapter

National Association of Social Workers regional unit awarded Susan Ponder-Stansel, president and CEO, Social Worker of the Year for 2012 for her dedicated years of service to the community and exemplary leadership.

In 2014, Jennifer Martin, manager of psychosocial and bereavement, received the award for her dedication and service. 

We Honor Veterans Level 2

The National Hospice & Palliative Care Organization in collaboration with the Department of Veterans Affairs recognizes Community Hospice as a ‘Partner Level 2’ in the We Honor Veterans program. This designation highlights the special education provided to our clinical teams so they may serve the unique needs of our veterans.

Jacksonville Business Journal

In 2008, President and CEO, Susan Ponder-Stansel, was a Jacksonville Business Journal Women of Influence Award honoree for her achievements and leadership in the non-profit sector of Northeast Florida.

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Community Hospice is certified as a Jewish hospice by the National Institute for Jewish Hospice. 

Our People

Healthiest Company Gold 2016

In 2016, First Coast Worksite Wellness Council selected Community Hospice as a Gold Level Healthiest Comanies Award recipient for its commitment to employee health and wellness. 

Healthiest Company Silver 2015

First Coast Worksite Wellness Council selected Community Hospice as a 2015 Silver Level Healthiest Companies Award recipient for its commitment to employee health and wellness.


Healthiest Company Silver 2014

First Coast Worksite Wellness Council selected Community Hospice as a 2014 Silver Level Healthiest Companies Award recipient for its commitment to employee health and wellness.


Healhtiest Company Bronze 2013

First Coast Worksite Wellness Council chose us for a 2013 Bronze Level Healthiest Companies Award.




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     GOLD  Special Video Pet Peace of Mind Video
  GOLD  Total Ad Campaign Without TV We Choose Campaign
  SILVER Patient Handbook Compassionate Guide
  MERIT Television Single "Harmonica Man" TV Ad
  MERIT Special Video Overview Video



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  GOLD Newspaper Advertising - Series We Choose Print Advertising
  SILVER Billboard Design - Series We Choose Outdoor Advertising



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  BRONZE People's Award "Harmonica Man" TV Ad