From Small Beginnings

Like many family-owned businesses, Gentle Shepherd Hospice started from small beginnings and a vision.  Following that vision, we continue to grow and expand our program and coverage area. We now provide hospice services to Roanoke, Lynchburg, Smith Mountain Lake, and surrounding areas.

Kim and I marvel at how God has blessed our hospice and we are grateful for the opportunity to care for so many patients and their families throughout Southwest and Central Virginia. Over the years we haven’t forgotten where we have come from or what we are about.

Our mission and purpose is to provide our patients with the best hospice care available in a manner that exemplifies Christ’s ministry while he was on earth.
This has always been our philosophy and practice, and it is our continued commitment and promise to you.

— The Eckenroths