“Hospice isn’t to help you die, it’s to help you finish living”  Danny K, 2011

The Hospice Philosopy: Hospice care is designed to provide support for people with a terminal illness.  Hospice care enables patients to carry on an alert, pain-free life and to manage other symptoms so that their last days may be spent with dignity and quality at home or in a homelike setting. Call us for a free presentation at (970) 565-4400 or send a request by email.

Anyone can make a referral to Hospice.  If you know someone that we might be able to help, give us a call.  We’d love to hear from you!




Save the date: The Annual Pancake Supper at the Senior Annex will be November 4, 2016 from 5-7 pm.


Hospice of Montezuma is coming soon!

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Open House, Business After-Hours
Thursday, September 8, 2016
4:30-6:30 PM
Come celebrate our new location at
512 N. Broadway
Cortez, CO 81321

Hospice of Montezuma is now open at its new 512 N. Broadway, Cortez, CO location!


Donation Thermometer 7-26-16When many of us first met in 2014, the Hospice of Montezuma (HoM) Team created a “wish list” that included having an improved professional image, better road access, paved parking, greater visibility, more adequate meeting space, safer highway entrance/exit, more privacy, and increased security. Despite the challenges, the staff set aside their wants and focused on the true commitment of continuing providing quality patient care and caregiver support within our community.  But at the end of the day, Hospice of Montezuma has demonstrated values that addressed the community needs over their own needs and comforts.

It is with that integrity in mind that the board of directors, the banks, and other community organizations have demonstrated a reciprocal response and have backed Hospice of Montezuma with an amazing opportunity to answer the dream of having a new building that will enhance the services offered to Montezuma and Dolores Counties. They are showing support of US! This is a blessing of which we all should be grateful.

But it turns back on each and every one of us to demonstrate our appreciation. We cannot let the banks and other community entities down. It is important that we “put some additional skin on the table” by supporting a campaign to raise a goal of $20,000.  So far the board and administration have pledged $5,000. By encouraging the staff and community to help raise $15,000, we will be able to seek additional grant matches.  This will be do-able and measurable. Please follow our website for fundraising progress and updates for when Volunteers will be needed to assist with our move, and when our Open House will be celebrated!

Hospice of Montezuma is an approved Enterprise Zone (EZ) Project. That means that donations over $250 may be eligible for a 25% tax credit.  For example, if a Colorado donor makes a contribution of $300, they may be eligible to receive a $75 EZ credit.  Your donation could put money back into your pocket!

I can tell you how proud I am to be part of this wonderful team and how blessed Hospice of Montezuma is to have our community’s support.

Thank you for your contributions of time, money and planning to make this a reality. It is through each and every action of the board of directors, staff, volunteers, and community that this was made possible!

“Dreams really do come true!” Congratulations on a job well done!

Wendy Weygandt, Executive Director

Help us reach our Goal!

Thanks to all the sponsors, City of Cortez, Staff at Conquistador Golf Course, and Volunteers that made this day a success!

  We’d like to thank our 2016 sponsors:


National Healthcare Decision Day Update

Hospice of Montezuma sponsored the 2nd Annual National Healthcare Decision Day on Saturday April 23rd at the Cortez Conference Center. Thank you to everyone who was able to attend as well as all of our volunteers for making this event a success. We would also like to thank our speakers and sponsors for this event:

Sunny Bossenmaier, Family Support Specialist, Hospice of Montezuma
Audra Fahrion, Financial Planner, Edward Jones
Keenan Lovett PC, McCabe Attorney at Law
Lynn Nauman MD, Assistant Medical Director, Hospice of Montezuma
Kinsey Ertel, Funeral Director, Ertel Funeral Homes

Keesee Motor Company
The Plumbing Store
Jarvis Insurance Services
Top Line Floors
Bru’s House of Color
The Ginger Jar
Dennis Morita State Farm Insurance
Cortez Electric
Cortez Conference Center
Osprey Packs
Cortez Journal
Mesa T.V.
KKDC D’ Crow Radio

Memorial Contributions ~ As a non-profit organization, providing services to patients without the ability to pay, and providing free support to community members, Hospice relies on the generous donations of individuals and businesses to help us care for our patients and support our community.  If you would like to make a donation in memory of your loved one please contact us, or complete your online donation here. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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How Hospice Works Hospice services are available to persons who can no longer benefit from curative treatment, or choose to end curative treatment.  The typical hospice patient has a life expectancy of six months or less.  Most receive care at home, but we do provide care in assisted living facilities, nursing homes and hospitals.  Services are provided by a team of trained professionals – physicians, nurses, counselors, therapists, social workers, aides and volunteers – who provide care and support services not only to the patient, but to the patient’s family and loved ones.  The patient can be referred to hospice by their doctor, family members, friends, clergy, or other healthcare professionals.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ We thank the community for their continued support!  ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Hospice of Montezuma, Inc. 1345 S Broadway P.O. Drawer 740 Cortez, CO  81321 (970) 565-4400 (970) 565-9543 fax office@hospiceofmontezuma.org