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Hospice Cleveland County Announces Name Change

Rebecca Sitzes The Shelby Star

Published 5:13 a.m. ET May 1, 2023 - Updated 8:35 a.m. May 1, 2023 -

Hospice Cleveland County announced this month it will be operating under a new name and will continue serving the community as VIA Health Partners.

According to a press release, Hospice & Palliative Care Charlotte Region and Hospice Cleveland County announced 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 through mergers and regional startup operations, serving 32 counties throughout North and South Carolina including Hospice Cleveland County.

“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.”

The release states that VIA Health Partners will remain an independent community-based non-profit organization committed to serving all community residents regardless of ability to pay or medical complexity.

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 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.

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