• New Hires and Promotions

    Alive News, Recognition

    New Hires and Promotions

    We would like to welcome aboard our new hires and congratulate those who have received promotions here at Alive.

  • Alive Expands in Murfreesboro

    Alive News

    Alive Expands in Murfreesboro

    The Residence at Alive Hospice – Murfreesboro has been filled to capacity since the day it opened its doors.

  • Alive in the News

    Alive in the News

    Alive Hospice was recently interviewed by The Tennessean about our grief camps for kids. Web MD also spoke to us to learn more about what a “good death” is. 

  • Son Honors Mother with Golf Tournament Fundraiser for Alive

    Special Events, Stories of Alive

    Son Honors Mother with Golf Tournament Fundraiser for Alive

    David Nix’s mother fought cancer for five years before she and her family decided it was time to seek the comfort of hospice.

  • Alive Supports Research on Caregiver Resilience

    Alive Institute, Alive News

    Alive Supports Research on Caregiver Resilience

    Where would we be without caregivers? Paid or unpaid, a caregiver is someone with a unique ability to provide for others in extremely difficult circumstances.

  • Nashville Athletes Give Back to Help Kids Deal with Loss

    Alive News, Support for Alive

    Nashville Athletes Give Back to Help Kids Deal with Loss

    Alive is so grateful to these outstanding athletes who have generously donated to support our mission.

  • Need for Charity Care is Growing

    Our Care, Stories of Alive, Support for Alive

    Need for Charity Care is Growing

    Alive currently provides half of the charity hospice care in our region and 21 percent of the charity care for the entire state. This year we have already experienced a 90 percent increase in demand over last year.

  • Extreme Measures, finding a better path to the end of life

    Special Events

    Extreme Measures, finding a better path to the end of life

    Jessica Nutik Zitter, MD, will be the keynote speaker at this year’s Alive Symposium on Family, Health, and Spirituality. 

  • Lynn Thompson Memorial Garden

    Alive News, Support for Alive

    Lynn Thompson Memorial Garden

    If you have been to Alive’s Nashville office, you may have noticed a small cat waiting alongside a brick walkway that winds through a garden at the side entrance of the building.

  • David Neese, Thank You for 20 Years of Compassionate Service 

    Alive Grief Support, Alive News

    David Neese, Thank You for 20 Years of Compassionate Service 

    At Alive, we think about our work in terms of a calling, not just a career. We are touched by the lives of all who pass through our care, and we rely on our colleagues to be there for us day in and day out.

  • Coping with Grief During the Holidays

    Alive Grief Support, Special Events

    Coping with Grief During the Holidays

    The holiday season tends to compound all our feelings of grief when we’ve lost someone we love.

  • Telehospice Brings Faster Treatment,  Stronger Connections

    Alive News, Our Care, Stories of Alive

    Telehospice Brings Faster Treatment, Stronger Connections

    When William MacGill smiles his frank, open smile he looks like he could be Paul Newman’s older brother. At 98, the former World War II veteran is engaged and engaging.

  • Alive to Open New Hospice Homecare and Grief Services Office in Williamson County

    Alive News, Our Care

    Alive to Open New Hospice Homecare and Grief Services Office in Williamson County

    This December, Alive will open the doors to a new hospice homecare office and grief support center in Cool Springs.

  • Alive Pediatric Team Connects  with the Community

    Alive News, Our Care

    Alive Pediatric Team Connects with the Community

    Families with young children in hospice care have special needs. Each situation and child are unique.

  • Patient Stories

    Our Care, Stories of Alive

    Patient Stories

    With the support of community members like you, we are able to provide extraordinary services to our patients and their loved ones.

  • Volunteer Spotlight: Paige Cruse

    Recognition, Volunteer Services

    Volunteer Spotlight: Paige Cruse

    Long-time Alive volunteer Paige Cruse was a finalist for this year’s Mary Catherine Strobel Volunteer Award, a prestigious honor for Nashville volunteers.

  • Quilting for a Cause

    Volunteer Services

    Quilting for a Cause

    Thank you to the talented Lakeshore Quilting Guild in Hendersonville! Their members donated 41 gorgeous handmade quilts to us to use with patients.

  • Chaplains: The Soul of the Hospice Team

    Our Care

    Chaplains: The Soul of the Hospice Team

    Chaplains play a very special role in the hospice interdisciplinary team, helping patients and their loved ones with spiritual and emotional concerns. At Alive Hospice we have a team of eight. Their calling is to provide spiritual comfort and healing at the end of life to all who need it.

  • Middle Tennessee’s Only Nonprofit Hospice Continues Expansion and Community Reinvestment

    Alive News, Our Care, Special Events

    Middle Tennessee’s Only Nonprofit Hospice Continues Expansion and Community Reinvestment

    New Franklin Office Grand Opening February 20

  • Bluebird in the Boro Returns to Support Alive

    Alive News, Special Events

    Bluebird in the Boro Returns to Support Alive

    Benefit Concert Series Features Tim James, Dylan Altman, Brice Long, James Slater, and Mor

  • Tennessee Titans Center Ben Jones Supports Grief Services for Kids

    Alive Grief Support, Special Events, Support for Alive

    Tennessee Titans Center Ben Jones Supports Grief Services for Kids

    Alive was honored to become a beneficiary of the second annual Ben Jones Clay Shoot this spring. Hosted by Tennessee Titans Center Ben Jones and his wife, Alex, the outdoor sporting event supports local nonprofits that enrich the lives of youth.

  • Rituals Help Kids Heal at Grief Camp

    Alive Grief Support, Special Events

    Rituals Help Kids Heal at Grief Camp

    Each summer, Alive hosts grief camps for kids and a teen retreat to help our youngest community members recover from loss. The camps give kids a safe place to bond with each other while grieving the death of someone important in their lives. 

  • A Little Help Overcoming Grief 

    Alive Grief Support

    A Little Help Overcoming Grief 

    Grief can be overwhelming, befuddling, and confounding. All of us will experience the force of this emotional tidal wave at some point in our lives. But none of us has to face it alone.

  • Nurturing the Future of End-of-Life Care

    Alive Institute, Alive News, Our Care

    Nurturing the Future of End-of-Life Care

    One of the things that makes Alive so special is that we are a nonprofit. The highest quality medical care is just the start of what we offer.

  • New Hires and Promotions

    Alive News, Recognition

    New Hires and Promotions

    We would like to welcome aboard our new hires and congratulate those who have received promotions here at Alive.

  • Q&A with Death Doula Heidi O’Neil

    Volunteer Services

    Q&A with Death Doula Heidi O’Neil

    Death doulas are specially trained volunteers who provide support and comfort in the final days and hours of a person’s life. They help patients and their loved ones simply by being present in a vigil at the bedside when the dying person has started to transition.

  • The Alive Institute Conducts Minority Focus Groups to Improve Access to Care

    Alive Institute, Alive News

    The Alive Institute Conducts Minority Focus Groups to Improve Access to Care

    National studies continue to find that minority groups are not taking equal advantage of the Medicare hospice benefit.

  • Is Dying on Your Bucket List?

    Alive Institute, Special Events

    Is Dying on Your Bucket List?

    For the past several years, the Alive Institute’s annual symposium has served as a unique gathering for community members from all walks of life.

  • Labor of Love

    Our Care, Stories of Alive

    Labor of Love

    There are approximately 43.5 million caregivers in the U.S. They provided an estimated $470 billion worth of care in 2013, nearly the same amount that the world’s largest company, Wal-Mart, made in sales that same year. The value of this unpaid care exceeded paid home care and total Medicaid spending.* 

  • Art Galleries Bring Comfort, Support Alive Programs

    Special Events, Support for Alive

    Art Galleries Bring Comfort, Support Alive Programs

    In 1860, Florence Nightingale wrote about the importance of art for comfort and healing in her Notes on Nursing. “Variety of form and brilliancy of color in the objects presented to patients are actual means of recovery.”

  • Not Every Hospice is Alive Hospice

    Alive News, Recognition

    Not Every Hospice is Alive Hospice

    We constantly strive to raise the bar with our work. We are proud of the recognition Alive and its employees have received from industry watchers.

  • Patient Stories

    Our Care, Stories of Alive

    Patient Stories

    With the support of community members like you, we are able to provide extraordinary services to our patients and their loved ones.

  • Murfreesboro Residence in Demand

    Alive News, Our Care

    Murfreesboro Residence in Demand

    Ever since the The Residence at Alive Hospice – Murfreesboro opened its doors last June, the community has been asking for more. Its ten beds have been filled from day two. 

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Contact Us

  • 1718 Patterson Street
  • Nashville, TN 37203
  • Phone: 615-327-1085
  • Toll Free: 800-327-1085
  • Fax: 615-321-8902
  • Referrals: 615-250-1348
  • Referral fax: 615-963-4807