ABOUT US

Kirva Hospice is a non-profit organization providing excellence of care to our patients, families, and caregivers through our interdisciplinary team in the Greater Richmond Region. Our experienced team of highly trained individuals are responsive to our patients’ needs and dedicated to ensuring that every patient is treated with dignity, kindness, and respect regardless of gender, religion, race, age, nationality, or sexual orientation.

Unlike many other hospice organizations with a national footprint, we are locally based and easily accessible. As a joint venture between Jewish Family Services of Richmond and Beth Sholom Senior Living of Richmond, our philosophy of care is deeply rooted in the Jewish traditions and values that represent family, caring for the sick and elderly, and extending concern and respect to the communities we serve. The name of our organization evolved from the Hebrew word קִרְבָה (keer-vah), meaning closeness, caring, and companionship. In that respect, caring for hospice patients in Richmond, VA is not only our passion, it’s inherent in our name.

Our team consists of medical directors, RNs, nurses aides, social workers, spiritual counselors, bereavement coordinators, volunteers, and a variety of other professionals who come together to provide comprehensive support and care for patients and families. Each member of our team brings their own expertise and experience to the table, allowing for a holistic approach to provide physical comfort, emotional support, spiritual guidance, and help with practical tasks such as managing medications or coordinating care. Our philosophy of care is to ensure that each patient is cared for in a way that honors their individual wishes and helps them achieve the best quality of life possible during the end of their life journey. The interdisciplinary hospice team encircles patients and families with care and support as they face difficult decisions and challenges during the end of a loved one’s life.

We have been accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC). This process embodies excellence, integrity, and unparalleled services. As an accredited agency through ACHC, we must demonstrate the highest standards of performance and patient care. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services uses an ACHC endorsement to approve providers as having the highest standards of care to participate in the Medicare program. We proudly maintain our ACHC accreditation, and are Medicare Certified, which means that we are one of over 8,262 Hospice agencies in the United States that have demonstrated their ability to provide excellence in patient care through our survey process. We accept private insurance as well.

Hospice can make a tremendous difference in the lives of patients and their families, giving them peace of mind and helping to create meaningful experiences in the face of loss and grief. Hospice is not a dress rehearsal, and each individualized journey is only experienced once. We strive for excellence in our care delivery, and the compassion that we extend to every person and family that we touch.

Jo Anne Seidner

Jo Anne Seidner

CEO

Lu-Anna Godett, R.N.

Lu-Anna Godett, R.N.

B.S.N. Clinical Director

David B Stein, MD

David B Stein, MD

Medical Director

William R Anderson Jr., MD, HMDC

William R Anderson Jr., MD, HMDC

Alternate Medical Director

Rabbi Randi Nagel

Rabbi Randi Nagel

Spiritual Director / Bereavement

Chaplain Whitney Daou

Chaplain Whitney Daou

Spiritual Counselor / Bereavement

Nicole Fogel, MSW/LCSW

Nicole Fogel, MSW/LCSW

Medical Social Worker

Margaret Healy, MSW

Margaret Healy, MSW

Medical Social Worker

Kimberly Hill, LPN, CDP

Kimberly Hill, LPN, CDP

Director of Quality and Intake

Millie Becker, MPH

Millie Becker, MPH

Volunteer Coordinator

Patti Petrus

Patti Petrus

Executive Administrative Assistant/Human Resources