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Hospice of the Rock River Valley is a community-based non-profit 501(c) 3 charitable organization. Community support allows HRRV to provide high-quality care for individuals and loved ones during difficult times.

Whether your gift to Hospice of the Rock River Valley is time, talent, financial support or material items, you can be assured that it will help people when they it most, right here in the community. And you'll be a part of something truly important: a mission of caring and compassion like no other.

You can support Hospice of the Rock River Valley in many ways:

  • Make donation
  • Become a volunteer
  • Attend, sponsor or volunteer for fundraising event
  • Tell someone about our services

Every life is touched at some time by illness and loss. Your support of HRRV  ensures that we'll be there when that time comes for you, your family, your co-workers, friends and neighbors right here in our community.


HRRV to Build New Hospice Home

Hospice of the Rock River Valley has been providing quality compassionate end-of-life care to the residents of the Sauk Valley for more than three decades.

The need for high quality hospice care continues to grow as the population of the Sauk Valley area is aging. HRRV recognizes the needs of our growing, aging communities and that the services we offer will be required on a larger scale to meet that need.

Hospice care is available in many settings, with the hallmark for hospice care in the home of the patient, among family and friends. However, there are times when a caregiver is unable to take care of the patient or there is no caregiver or family residing close by to provide care. And at times there are patients who simply have no family at all.

To meet these changing and growing needs, the Board of Directors of Hospice of the Rock River Valley announces plans to build a hospice home. The new development will provide an alternative location for end-of-life care.

“There has been an urgent need in our community for dedicated intensive end of life care for those patients and families who need more than in-home hospice care.  A hospice home is the natural next step for Hospice of the Rock River Valley to branch out to meet the needs of the Sauk Valley. We hope to continue to grow as a resource for the unique needs of patients and families dealing with a terminal illness. I am proud to be a part of this endeavor.”, says Dr. Jason Reter, HRRV Medical Director.

The new 14,000 sq. ft. space will be built on land donated by Richard Prescott on the northeast side of Avenue E across from Good Neighbor Care in Sterling. The clinical wing of the building will house six patient suites, nursing station, family gathering rooms, a meditation room, and other patient and family amenities.  The new home will provide around-the clock care to patients in a home-like setting. “Having this alternative choice for care helps provide our residents with the respect and care they deserve,” stated Randy Clark, President of Hospice of the Rock River Valley Board of Directors. The structure will also house the current office space needed to maintain the highly successful outpatient/home hospice services already provided by Hospice of the Rock River Valley.

“Growing A Tradition of Care” is the campaign announced by the HRRV Board of Directors to build the space needed that will accommodate all of HRRV’s existing services and add the new in-patient unit. The total capital cost of the project for the independent non-profit charitable organization is estimated at $3.5 million.

Hospice of the Rock River Valley is a 501c3 charitable organization providing services in a 5 county area – Whiteside, Lee, Carroll, Ogle and Bureau counties.

For more information or to make a contribution, contact Carolyn Spencer, Executive Director at 815-288-3673 or

Hospice Home Donation & Pledge Form