Fast Facts

Tidewell is an independent, not-for-profit organization with a mission of helping people live well by providing care, comfort and compassion. This mission is accomplished through home-based, support care programs for patients and families living with advanced illness and requiring end-of-life care. Tidewell Hospice serves more than 8,000 patients each year as the sole hospice provider in Sarasota, Manatee, Charlotte and DeSoto counties.

Employees: 717

Volunteers: 1,154

Average census: 1,100 patients per day

Hospice house details:

Location – Rangeland Parkway, near the intersection of Lakewood Ranch Boulevard and State Road 70.

Size – 14,810 square feet with 12 private patient rooms of 330 square feet apiece.

Opening – Scheduled for 2018.

Capital campaign:

  • $7 million total
  • $1.2 million land
  • $3 million build
  • $800,000 furnishings and start up
  • $2 million endowment

The Lakewood Ranch facility will join Tidewell Hospice’s other seven hospice houses in Sarasota, Venice, Bradenton, Ellenton, Port Charlotte, Englewood and Arcadia.