Hospice of the Sacred Heart is a not-for-profit, freestanding hospice offering care to the residents of Northeastern Pennsylvania in eight counties. Founded in 2003 by local ophthalmologist surgeon, Dr. Frank A. Bucci, Jr., the hospice has served to date over 16,000 patients. With main offices located in Wilkes-Barre, a Center for Education in Moosic and a 10-bed Inpatient Unit in Dunmore, Hospice of the Sacred Heart remains dedicated to its mission of providing Comfort, Care, Hope and Choice to patients and their families while guiding them through the end-of-life journey.
Our service includes state-of-the-art hospice care for patients with a terminal prognosis, expected to live six months or less. The staff of nurses, social workers, bereavement and pastoral counselors, physicians and volunteers are dedicated to providing patients and their families with care addressing spiritual and psychosocial needs as well as the physical effects of the dying process. Care is provided in the patients' homes, wherever that may be, including private residences, community group homes, assisted living and skilled nursing facilities.
Patients experiencing a burden of symptoms incompatible with in-home care have the option of a short stay at our Inpatient Unit in Dunmore. Our 10-bed facility features a home-like and tranquil environment for both patients and visitors.
Programs offered by the hospice are open to all members of our community, and remain free-of-charge since their inception. With a dual focus of providing information to help lead a healthy life and targeting underserved populations experiencing the effects of grief and mourning, Hospice of the Sacred Heart remains committed to providing community education.