Lutheran Hospice

Organization Description: 

Lutheran Hospice is a non-profit outreach ministry of Lutheran Homes of South Carolina. Lutheran Homes of SC provides health care and residential services throughout the state as an organization of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America.

Lutheran Hospice was established in March of 1995 as part of the continuum of care services provided at The Lowman Home in White Rock, SC. LH offices are located in the Upstate area (Greer), Midlands (Newberry and Columbia) and the Lowcountry (Ladson and Mt. Pleasant).

The founding promise of Lutheran Hospice is to provide care to those in need. LH has always prided itself on providing the best possible care for those it serves, regardless of a person's ability to pay. With the support of LHSC, as well as those who contribute to the Memorial Fund, services are provided to those facing life-limiting illnesses who choose our program.

Organizational Email:
900 Johnnie Dodds Blvd., Ste. 200
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464
Mission Statement: 

"Believing in the presence of God among us, affirming the value of human life and the dignity of the individual, the mission of Lutheran Hospice is to provide compassionate end-of-life care to people of all ages and faiths. Through teamwork and a servant's heart, we respond with integrity and strength of spirit."

Organizational Statement of Faith: 

A Theological Perspective (this makes us different from any other hospice).

Our faith as Christians informs and guides us in approaching personal and public decisions about death and dying. Among the convictions that orient us are:

-Life is a gift from God to be received with thanksgiving.

-The integrity of the life processes which God has created should be respected; both birth and death are part of these processes.

-Both living and dying should occur within a caring community

-A Christian perspective mandates respect for each person; such respect includes giving due recognition to each person's carefully considered preferences

-Truthfulness and faithfulness in our relations with others are essential to the texture of human life

-Hope and meaning in life are possible even in times of suffering and adversity, a truth powerfully proclaimed in the resurrection faith of the church; and

-To respect other religious beliefs and not to discriminate on the grounds of race, color, handicap, or national origin is our creed.

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