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Hospice Changing Name

April 26, 2023 1:47pm -

REGIONAL HOSPICE & PALLIATIVE CARE PROVIDER ANNOUNCES NEW NAME Hospice of Laurens County Will Continue Serving the Community as VIA Health Partners

LAURENS COUNTY, S.C. (April 26, 2023) - Hospice & Palliative Care Charlotte Region (HPCCR), and Hospice of Laurens County (Clinton/Springdale Drive), announce their official name change to VIA Health Partners to reflect their expanding mission and continued focus on delivering a unique brand of exceptional care. Over the past 45 years, HPCCR has grown organically and through mergers and regional startup operations, serving 32 counties throughout North and South Carolina. HPCCR has always been proud to include Hospice of Laurens County as a part of the HPCCR family.

“After considerable research and deliberation, our leadership and board made the decision to move forward with the name VIA Health Partners, a name that represents both what we do and how we do it,” said President and CEO, Peter Brunnick. “The word VIA, by definition, means traveling through enroute to a destination, much like we do when we walk our final journey with our patients and families. The phrase Health Partners also reflects what we do in the health-care continuum. Whether we are working with a health-care system, physicians’ practice, skilled nursing or assisted living community, our goal is to be a value add to their mission and service to patients.”

VIA Health Partners will remain an independent community-based non-profit organization committed to serving all citizens in the communities we are located, regardless of their ability to pay or medical complexity. For more information, please visit


About VIA Health Partners

VIA Health Partners began as Hospice at Charlotte, the state’s first hospice, in 1978 and then operated under the name Hospice & Palliative Care Charlotte Region (HPCCR) for decades before its name change to VIA Health Partners in 2023. Today VIA Health Partners serves 3,500 patients each day for hospice and palliative care services. Our service area encompasses 14 counties in North Carolina--Burke, Catawba, Cabarrus, Caldwell, Cleveland, Gaston, Iredell, Lincoln, McDowell, Mecklenburg, Polk, Rutherford, Stanly, and Union. Its service area in South Carolina includes Abbeville, Anderson, Cherokee, Chester, Chesterfield, Fairfield, Greenville, Greenwood, Kershaw, Lancaster, Laurens, Newberry, Oconee, Pickens, Saluda, Spartanburg, Union and York counties.


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