U.P. Hospice is proud to claim its place in the history of Hospice. We are the first provider of Hospice Philosophical Care in Michigan, and one of the original three to operate in the United States. Founded by Cynthia Nyquist in 1973, our Hospice began in tandem with a local private duty nursing organization and grew from that foundation to include the full range of Home Health, Hospice and Private Duty services provided today.
Therefore, in the late 1960s and early 1970s, as part of a independent study/research project on end-of-life care, Cindy discovered that better way. She began a correspondence with Dame Cicely Saunders at St. Christopher’s Hospital in England. Saunders had founded an organization which focused on palliative – or comfort – care for the dying. She called her organization Hospice. Intrigued, Cindy began writing Dame Saunders and built on the Hospice philosophy outlined by the British organization.
Licenses and Credentials
Cindy, and the hundreds of others involved in this mission, having committed many hours and years to the achievement of a “better way” of providing expert cutting-edge health care to the residents of Marquette County; have positioned U.P. Home Health, HOSPICE, and Private Duty to assure the continuation of these vital services for many generations to come.