Sunset Hospice, Inc. is Tomball's hometown hospice. We opened our Tomball offices in 2008, but our founder, Christine Fields, worked in multiple arenas of health care in the Houston area as a registered nurse before opening her first hospice agency in 2001. As Christine gained more experience, she learned the needs of the community and saw that there was a great necessity for compassionate end-of-life care.
Sunset Hospice's sister agency grew to serve the Greater Northwest Houston area and surrounding communities such as Tomball, Waller, Magnolia, Champions, Spring, and The Woodlands. So in 2008, we decided to open a new agency in Tomball and call it Sunset Hospice. We have been so graciously welcomed into our new community, and we are so happy to bring our much-needed services to Tomball and the Greater Northwest Houston areas. Sunset Hospice's dedicated teams serve patients in all environments, including nursing homes, assisted living facilities, personal care homes, hospitals, and family homes. We are a certified provider for Medicare and Medicaid.
The Sunset Hospice Team includes:
Physician Medical Directors
Licensed Vocational Nurses
Certified Nurse Aides
Licensed Masters-prepared Clinical Social Workers
Spiritual Support Counselors
Registered, licensed Dieticians
Facility Staff Members
Ancillary service partners for Durable Medical Equipment, Pharmaceuticals, Ambulance transport care, Physical, Speech, and Occupational Therapists
We are so proud of our team members and the care that we provide. Please let us introduce you to the people behind Sunset Hospice:
Christine Fields, RN
Founder & CEO
Christine Fields obtained her LVN license from the Memorial City School of Vocational Nursing and proceeded to earn her RN degree from Wharton Community College, where she graduated first in her class. She quickly developed an appreciation for life-limiting illnesses and the unique care required for patients suffering from such conditions while working as a staff RN in a long-term acute care hospital specializing in the care of ventilator patients.
Since that time, Christine has served as Director of Clinical Services for two home health agencies, a premier assisted living facility (she also holds a certification as an Assisted Living Manager in the state of Texas), and Houston's best known senior service program, Sheltering Arms. Through those affiliations and in her previous role as the Director of a Medicaid Community Based Alternative Program, she developed her fervor for eldercare advocacy. This background enables Christine to see and balance the diverse perspectives of our multiple customers - patients, families, physicians, and long-term care operators.
COMMENTS ABOUT OUR TEAM
"Hospice has given me the opportunity to change people's lives, and that, in turn has changed my own. I find volunteering with Sunset Hospice Care to be the most rewarding and incredible experience in which I have ever had the pleasure of participating."
Katie Vaziri, Volunteer
"Sunset's staff made the whole experience beautiful and peaceful. I learned from what they taught me and now feel I can teach others because of my experience."
Brenda, RN, patient's sister
"You don't know what a difference you make in people's lives."
Nursing Facility Director of Clinical Services
"When I refer to Sunset Hospice, I have peace of mind. I know the resident and family will be seen promptly and will receive the best of care. The staff they provide works so well with our existing team, it is just like having extra eyes and hands in the whole place. Their coordination of care is seamless with our own and that is in large part due to their excellent communication skills."
Alzheimer's Assisted Living Facility Director of Health Services
"Sunset's staff is extremely accessible. When families have questions regarding their hospice care, it is always possible to reach someone from the agency. The referral process can at times be confusing with hospital case managers, our employees, and hospice employees all involved. There has been no confusion in these referrals to Sunset Hospice - they have been timely in the delivering of equipment, medicines, and all-around coordination of care for our residents.
Continuing Care Retirement Community Director of Social Services
Sunset Hospice Care plays an integral role in the health and well being of people residing in Tomball and neighboring communities. Its business ethics practiced include a genuine commitment to providing personal, loving care to patients while offering a wide variety of educational opportunities for growth and development to both enduring individuals and their families in times of stress and crisis. Sunset Hospice excels in service and is a leader in the hospice care industry. The Tomball Area Chamber of Commerce is privileged to have the active involvement of this fine organization.
Bruce Hillegeist, President, Tomball Area Chamber of Commerce
(name used with permission)