Every day Hospice of South Texas delivers heartfelt care and comfort to those struggling with serious illness. We enable people to regain who they are beyond their illness by helping control symptoms, providing practical support and empowering control. As South Texas’s oldest local care provider and not for profit hospice, our team members have grown up next door to those we care for, we are part of the fabric of our community.


The mission of Hospice of South Texas is to ensure palliative and compassionate care to patients with a life-limiting illness, so as to enhance natural death with dignity.  Hospice addresses the physical, spiritual, psychological and social needs of patients and their families with special emphasis on family bereavement.

Hospice care neither prolongs life nor hastens death. Our specialized team of professionals and volunteers provide comfort and support to patients and families when a life-limiting illness no longer responds to cure-oriented treatments. Hospice staff continually strives to offer the highest level of skill and expertise on end of life issues.

Hospice of South Texas considers it a privilege to share this most precious time with our patients and their loved ones. Our staff understands all of life’s journeys are important; some just deserve extra attention.

Organization History

In mid-1984, a Hospice movement was initiated in Victoria, Texas, by the staff of DeTar Hospital. The DeTar staff demonstrated the need for a community-wide, not-for-profit hospice that would provide continuity of inpatient care, home care and bereavement services. In 1985, Hospice of Victoria was incorporated.

Hospice of Victoria was granted 501C(3) non-profit status on December 11, 1985. The desire for hospice services rapidly increased beyond the service area of a 35-mile radius from Victoria. A grant from the Meadows Foundation in 1989 enabled Hospice of Victoria to expand and open a branch office to eventually take patients within an eleven county area: Victoria, Calhoun, Jackson, Lavaca, DeWitt, Refugio, Goliad, Gonzales, Colorado, Fayette and Bee.

In 1991, to convey the organization’s regional outreach and unity to the communities in the area, the Board of Directors voted to change Hospice of Victoria’s name to Hospice of South Texas.

Hospice of South Texas offices are located at 605 E. Locust in Victoria and 306 N. Texana in Hallettsville. Hospice of South Texas serves patients with end stage conditions such as cancer, cardiac, pulmonary & neuromuscular diseases, AIDS, and more.

In 2017, Hospice of South Texas opened the Dornburg Center of Compassion inpatient center for acute care for our patients and families. Overwhelming financial support from foundations, businesses, community organizations, churches and the good and generous people in the counties we serve, allowed Hospice of South Texas to build this state of the art facility.

Hospice of South Texas is partially funded by Medicare, Medicaid, and private insurance plans. Fundraisers, memorial donations, grants, and contributions from individuals, businesses, churches, and foundations ensure care regardless of a patients’ ability to pay.

Hospice of South Texas is licensed by the Texas Department of Health and is certified as a provider of Hospice care by Medicare and Medicaid. Hospice of South Texas provides comprehensive physical, medical, emotional, and spiritual care to patients and their families during end stage illness, death and bereavement.