Butterfly Release & Virtual Memorial

We invite you to join us for our Butterfly Release & Virtual Memorial on May 28th! Pick up locations at Hospice of the Valleys in Murrieta and at Fallbrook Regional Health District – Community Health & Wellness Center!





Murrieta, CA. January 31, 2022– Hospice of the Valleys has been awarded a Top Workplaces 2021 honor by Inland News Group. The list is based solely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey administered by research partner Energage, LLC, a leading provider of technology-based employee engagement tools. The anonymous survey measures several aspects of workplace culture, including alignment, execution, and connection, just to name a few.

Despite working short-staffed during a once in a hundred-year pandemic, Hospice of the Valleys was one of 33 select Inland Empire businesses who were ranked by their employees as a Top Workplace.  This year, Hospice of the Valleys was ranked as the #4 Press Enterprise Top Work Place in the Inland Empire among small businesses for 2021!


Of all 33 Businesses recognized as a Top Workplace, Hospice of the Valleys was the only organization to have been named as an Inland Empire Top Workplace Recipient for the past eight years in a row!  Dr. Cochrane – Executive Medical Director, congratulated and recognized the Hospice of the Valleys team, “this award is a testament to the compassion and dedication to our amazing staff and volunteers who have worked tirelessly throughout the pandemic to ensure that we were able to answer the call to those in need of our care.”



About Hospice of the Valleys
Hospice of the Valleys began in early 1982 by two sisters in Sun City, California who recognized the need for specialized end-of-life care for people in their community. In order to make this care available, these sisters received hospice training as volunteers and began going door-to-door raising money on their patients’ behalf.  After years as a volunteer-run organization, Hospice of the Valleys eventually became a full-service, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. Today, Hospice of the Valleys employs a team of experienced clinicians and administrative professionals, and continues to have a group of dedicated volunteers who touch the lives of our patients each and every day. After 40 years of caring for hospice patients living in Southwest Riverside County and Fallbrook, Hospice of the Valleys remains committed to the mission of its founders by providing loving hospice care to all who need it, regardless of their ability to pay.

About Energage, LLC
Headquartered in Exton, Pa., Energage is a leading provider of technology-based employee engagement tools that help leaders to unlock potential, inspire performance, and achieve amazing results within their organizations. The research partner behind the Top Workplaces program, Energage has surveyed more than 58,000 organizations representing well over 20 million employees in the United States.

Hospice of the Valleys Named as Prestigious 2021 Hospice Honors Elite Recipient

Murrieta, CA – Hospice of the Valleys has been named a 2021 Hospice Honors Elite recipient by HEALTHCAREfirst, a leading provider of billing and coding services, CAHPS surveys, and advanced analytics. This prestigious annual review recognizes agencies that continuously provide the highest level of quality care as measured from the caregiver’s point of view. It acknowledges the highest performing agencies by analyzing the performance of the Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) hospice survey satisfaction measures.

Out of 160 hospice agencies in California, Hospice of the Valleys is the only hospice to receive Elite Status. Nationwide, 58 hospice agencies out of 1,328 received this impressive recognition. Award criteria were based on Hospice CAHPS survey results for an evaluation period of October 2019 through September 2020. Award recipients were identified by evaluating performance on a set of 24 quality indicator measures. Performance scores were aggregated from all patient family members completed surveys and were compared on a question-by-question basis to a National Performance Score calculated from all hospices contained in the HEALTHCAREfirst’s Hospice CAHPS database. Hospice Honors recipients include those hospices scoring above the HEALTHCAREfirst National Performance Score on 20 of the evaluated questions. HEALTHCAREfirst holds a special recognition, Hospice Honors Elite, to honor hospices scoring above the HEALTHCAREfirst National Performance Score on all 24 of the evaluated questions.

Though we were faced with the challenges of providing care during such unprecedented times due to the COVID pandemic, our dedicated and highly skilled team of frontline nurses, social workers, chaplains, home health aides, and physicians did not lose focus of our mission to provide the best end of life care for our patients and families. Their overwhelming commitment to make sure they were there our patients and families helped to ensure our community received the best end of life care possible. We are truly thankful and proud of the work our team has done during these challenging times,” said Hospice of the Valleys’ Executive Medical Director, Dr. Leslee B. Cochrane.

Hospice of the Valleys’ Administrator / Director of Nursing, Marta Sarver-Martinez, shared, “This award represents the voice of our patients’ loved ones and we are truly humbled to receive their recognition of our frontline workers’ dedication and care.”


About Hospice of the Valleys:
Hospice of the Valleys is a 39-year-old nonprofit hospice organization headquartered in Murrieta, CA. Our mission is to foster reverence for life, relief of suffering, and compassion in loss for the terminally ill patients in the communities we serve. Our service area includes SW Riverside County/Fallbrook and care is provided wherever our patients call home – a residence, board & care, or other facility. Hospice of the Valleys is also a community resource provider that offers free, public grief support groups, Alzheimer’s support groups, educational workshops, and more. We are also a proud partner of the We Honor Veterans program. To learn more about Hospice of the Valleys visit or call (951) 200-7800.


About HEALTHCAREfirst:
HEALTHCAREfirst enables home health and hospice providers to streamline and optimize their business through cloud-based software solutions and services. Thousands of agencies use HEALTHCAREfirst’s CAHPS surveys, billing, coding and OASIS review, and advanced analytics services to streamline business efficiencies, simplify CMS compliance, expedite reimbursement and improve patient care. HEALTHCAREfirst is a wholly owned subsidiary of ResMed (NYSE: RMD, ASX: RMD). Visit or and follow @HEALTHCAREfirst on Twitter.

Please visit HEALTHCAREfirst’s website at to learn more about HEALTHCAREfirst’s Hospice CAHPS survey program as well as the Hospice Honors awards.

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