Caring for precious children.
Hospice of the Valley offers the only perinatal, pediatric hospice and palliative care program in Arizona. We also provide no-cost respite to support families with medically-fragile children at Ryan House.
We support families from the time of their child’s life-threatening diagnosis, through treatment, end of life, and bereavement. Our innovative Perinatal Support Program was created to help an expectant mother who came to us, after being told her baby would not survive birth. Learn more from Pam Roman, director of inpatient/pediatric services.
Maricela and Derrick were excited to learn they were expecting their third child, but an ultrasound showed a life-limiting condition. They turned to our perinatal program for support and were able to achieve their dream of a “home birth” to welcome their son Rafael with warmth and love.
Shortly after their honeymoon, Sam and Jolie were thrilled to learn they were expecting a baby. They were devastated when doctors told them—their little girl would not survive outside the womb. This is their story... as they share “106 minutes of blessings” with their daughter.
- Pre-birth and beyond
- Pre-birth counseling
- Support at birth and after
- Serious illness
- Home visits from social worker
- Resource referrals
- Home visits from hospice team
- Respite care for family
- Inpatient care at Ryan House.
Ryan House: open doors, open hearts.
Hospice of the Valley partners with Ryan House to give families short breaks from the continuous strain of round-the-clock care giving. Nursing staff give 24/7 care while parents and siblings stay in a nearby suite—or if they wish, take a vacation or simply go home. It is located in midtown Phoenix on the campus of St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center.
A beautiful place for families with medically-fragile children. A place where kids can be kids and enjoy lots of fun activities, compassionate care and plenty of laughter... and parents can rest easy, knowing their precious children will be surrounded by love.
Ryan House also provides hospice care to children on the first floor of the facility—hospice care for adults on the second floor. It is supported by private and nonprofit community organizations, including Hospice of the Valley.
For more information call (602) 234-6750.