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Franklin Hospice Now Open for Patients

Franklin Hospice, a nonprofit provider of hospice care and end of life services, has been licensed in Pennsylvania and is now open to serve patients and their families.  

“Franklin Hospice was established to help support our neighbors facing a terminal illness as well as to provide support for their families,” stated CEO of Franklin Hospice, Ernesto Lopez. “Our organization also operates Hospice of Washington County which has built a trusted reputation of quality and experience for over forty years. There are so many families that can benefit from hospice care, and we are eager and look forward to becoming a trusted and dependable resource for all of Franklin County” 

Mr. Lopez went on to say, “Our compassionate team of nurses, doctors, and counselors provide the highest quality of care. Working closely with local physicians, Franklin Hospice will never turn away any patient, regardless of their ability to pay.”

Franklin Hospice selected 209 Grant St. in Chambersburg as a central coordination location in order to best serve local patients and families. As the organization strives to build relationships and partnerships our goal is to become an essential resource and an active part of the entire community.

The team at Franklin Hospice consists of nurses, social workers, CNAs, chaplains, volunteers and bereavement staff. This team works with the hospice physician and the patient’s primary physician to offer a number of services including managing the patient’s pain and symptoms; assisting the patient with the emotional psychosocial and spiritual aspects of dying; providing needed medications, supplies and equipment, coaching the family/caregiver on how to care for the patient; and providing bereavement care and counseling to surviving family and friends. 

Franklin Hospice is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year to provide support. In addition to the regular hospice team, an on call team is available on nights, weekdays and holidays. 

For more information, call 717-504-3465 or visit