formerly Southern Tier Hospice and Palliative Care


Healthcare Partners

  • "Our family would like to thank everyone involved in my husband's care. You helped us to fulfill his final wish and make his final journey from home. You are all amazing and special; you took great care of him as well as his family."

  • "Your caring staff is so valuable to families during critical times. Your support is very comforting and appreciated. We are truly grateful."

  • "We were blessed with the loving care you gave our Dad. The nurse was great and treated him like he was part of her family. We are forever grateful for all of you. Thank you."

  • "To the Hospice folks, words cannot express our thanks and appreciation for your tender touch and loving professionalism during our Dad's illness. We will always remember our nurse's expert skills and abilities as well as her personal touch. "

  • "We want to thank everyone who cared for our Mother. Everyone was so nice and caring and went over and beyond what we could have hoped for. Thank you all."

Welcome to the Healthcare Partners section of our site. The information contained in this section is aimed to help healthcare providers learn more about what CareFirst does for families, and how and why they may be referred to our care.

To all of our referring physicians, we thank you for your continued support and confidence in our care. We deeply value the trust that each provider shows in us when making a referral and introducing us to a new family.

CareFirst offers a variety of services to best meet the needs of your patients. These services include Hospice, Palliative Care, and Grief Services.

CareFirst also is very grateful for our on-going partnerships with skilled nursing facilities and other residential care providers. We provide a breadth of information for professional residential staff at residential facilities.

Some of the many things that make CareFirst unique are our diagnostic-specific hospice programs, including LifeBeat, Breath and Living with Dementia. To learn the clinical details of these programs, please view our information on diagnostic programs.

CareFirst stands ready to serve as your source for expertise on palliative care and end-of-life issues. We offer, among other services, a variety of free educational opportunities for you and your staff. You can request one of our speakers to provide educational presentations and information.

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It's Officially Mary Ann Starbuck's last day at CareFirst...and it's her birthday to boot! Happy Birthday Mary Ann, best wishes for your retirement!

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Char Scotchmer SecondoCongratulations! So grateful I had the pleasure of working with you professionally in addition to knowing you personally. You are an amazing and inspirational person who has touched the lives of so many.12 hours, 37 minutes ago

Jessica ByersHappy Birthday and Best Wishes for this new chapter of your life! Thank you for all you have done for this community!11 hours, 24 minutes ago

Jann CadyHappy Birthday!!!!! Wishing you all the very best for your retirement.11 hours, 52 minutes ago

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Cindy Chamberlin McCluskeyCongratulations!19 hours, 24 minutes ago

Lisa StoneHappy birthday! Enjoy ur retirement!15 hours, 16 minutes ago

Marsha McElligottHappy Birthday Mary Ann and Happy Retirement too!!17 hours, 38 minutes ago

Karis HajjarHappy Birthday Mary Ann!!22 minutes ago

Sam KrohnBest to you in your retirement ,you deserve this .17 hours, 1 minute ago

Sally Chamberlin KetchumBest wishes!13 hours, 39 minutes ago

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