formerly Southern Tier Hospice and Palliative Care


CareFirst has Moved!

  • "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."

New Home. Expanded Opportunities.  Same Care.  

CareFirst moved to the Margene Tichane MD Administration Building at CareFirst in early spring 2015! At 22,000 square feet, we are tripling the size of our current facility to allow for:

  • Additional counseling rooms 
  • Increased office space
  • An overnight room for clinical staff
  • Larger conference rooms
  • A 13-acre lot with ample space for programming 
  • Unlimited potential for future expansion

To assist with the cost of required renovations, CareFirst has identified a capital campaign goal of $600,000. Thanks to the generous support of foundations, corporations, and individual donors, Strengthening Communities: the Campaign for CareFirst has raised almost $465,000 towards our goal! Please consider investing in the future of hospice care by making a donation to Strengthening Communities: the Campaign for CareFirst. To make a donation, complete the online donation form or call the development office at CareFirst for more information on how you can contribute.  

Thank you to all those who have contributed to making this possible so far.  A special thank you to our major donors, including:

  • Dr. and Dr. Robert Tichane 
  • Corning Incorporated Foundation
  • Tripp Foundation
  • Anderson Foundation
  • Chemung Canal Bank
  • M&T Bank 
  • Tioga Downs
  • Hilliard Corporation
  • Anderson-Evans Foundation
  • Keuka Properties
  • Chappell Culpepper Foundation
  • Gannett Foundation
  • Windhover Foundation
  • Jim Flaws and Marcia Weber
  • Deacon Jim and Dora Hankey
  • Duke and Wendy Carroll
  • Yunis Realty

The need is vital..the vision is clear...we need your help to bring this project to life!

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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, 38 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, 53 minutes ago

Pat Wheeler18 hours, 10 minutes ago

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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