Community-based hospice care for the greater Tucson area.
Optum Palliative and Hospice Care, formerly Evercare Hospice & Palliative Care, is a CHAP-accredited hospice provider, bringing clinical excellence and compassionate care to patients and their loved ones facing serious and terminal illness. Our hospice care is delivered where patients live by our provider-led, interdisciplinary team. This team helps reduce suffering for the patient and loved ones, helping them continue to live each day to the fullest.
Optum is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you believe a patient or loved one is ready for our services, please call 520-407-8000.
Optum provides community-based bereavement services to help grieving families and loved ones find peace and comfort. Through our services, bereaved loved ones can receive information and resources to help support them through their grief or choose to participate in our grief support groups. To learn more, contact us.
With varied life experiences, individual strengths and unique personalities, volunteers are a vital part of the hospice team, serving as inspiration to patients, families and staff. In return, many people who volunteer with Optum Palliative and Hospice Care find it brings meaning and purpose to their lives.
In addition, Optum offers ongoing opportunities for volunteering through many different programs, such as making blankets, creating birthday cards and promoting We Honor Veterans.
To learn about our volunteer opportunities, feel free to call Diane Otero, hospice volunteer coordinator, at 520-407-8000 or complete the form on the contact us page.
Here are some of the many compassionate and talented individuals on our care team.
Bill Miles, Interim Executive Director
Dr. Kent Diehl, Medical Director
Dr. Nicole Gullick, Associate Medical Director
Allyson Forrest-Jones, Clinical Services Manager (interim)
Kathi Dwyer, Community Outreach Representative
Jessica Friend, Community Outreach Representative
Joanne Salvador, Community Outreach Representative
Vicki Smith, Bereavement Coordinator
Diane Otero, Volunteer Coordinator
Proud partner of the We Honor Veterans program.
With the unique needs of today's Veterans in mind, Optum Palliative and Hospice Care is proud to support specialized care for Veterans via the We Honor Veterans program.
To learn more, click here.