At HopeWest you will become part of a team working together—from patient care to administration—to improve the quality of life for those facing serious illness. You will be a part of miracles of human caring, compassion, strength and courage.

“I am ever in awe of selfless giving on the part of our staff and particularly the volunteers who show up week after week to fill their positions for the sake of giving back and making someone else’s final journey in life the best experience possible. I always swell with pride when I tell someone that I work for HopeWest.”

Kelly Thompson

Montrose Program Director

“I love working for HopeWest because it allows me to live and work in beautiful Western Colorado where my family enjoys the outdoors year round.”

Angie Cooling

Team Assistant, Montrose

I’m so proud to represent HopeWest and give back to my community. I walk a little taller when I wear this badge and these scrubs. Plus, just knowing that I am able to serve the community that raised me–it’s such a good feeling.


Certified Nursing Assistant, Montrose

Camp Good Grief reaffirms why I come to work every day. It’s a reminder that I am fortunate to be a part of something bigger than myself.   


Purchasing Director & Camp Good Grief Volunteer

Perks & Benefits

  • Health Insurance
  • Tuition Assistance Program
  • 403(b) Retirement Plan
  • Health Reimbursement Arrangement
  • Dental Insurance
  • Flexible Scheduling
  • Local Discounts
  • Continuing Education
  • Life Insurance
  • Paid Time Off
  • Extended Medical Leave
  • EAP
  • Family Medical Leave
About HopeWest

Founded in 1993 as a nonprofit 501 ( c )( 3 ) organization, HopeWest is dedicated to profoundly changing the way our community experiences aging, serious illness and grief—one family at a time.

We were created through a community-wide vision and are owned by the communities we are privileged to serve. Our founders recognized the need for comprehensive, expert and collaborative care for those facing aging, serious illness and the need for effective grief support for their loved ones.

With only six employees, we cared for 81 patients and their families in 1993 – our first year of operation. Today, we serve more than 7,000 square miles with 5 offices and a state-of-the-art HopeWest Hospice Care Center. With a staff of 370 and more than 1,300 volunteers, care is provided to more than 2,500 patients and well-over 1,500 individuals coping with grief every year in Mesa, Delta, Montrose, Ouray and Rio Blanco Counties.

HopeWest is so much more than a hospice or health care organization. We are a hospice, palliative care organization, counseling program, and social program providing support to people in their homes, hospitals, and assisted living residences – regardless of age or illness.

The organization provides extensive bereavement services for people of all ages. Adults receive individual counseling, grief education and group support. HopeWest Kids is the only program of its kind in western Colorado providing an extensive array of creative grief services, such as: Itty bitty Camp for preschoolers, Camp Good Grief for older children and Teen Retreats for teens, equine therapy, and grief support groups in all grade schools, middle schools and high schools across the region.

We are woven into the communities we serve through our Board of Directors, Foundation Board and Advisory Boards in every community where we have an office. Philanthropy is key to helping support the mission and is raised through grants, individual and corporate gifts, events and support from our retail businesses – Spoons bistro & bakery, Heirlooms for Hospice and Artful Cup. Proceeds from each of the retail entities help change lives every day by supporting the mission of HopeWest.

HopeWest has a tradition of collaboration and innovation that creates change. Philanthropy is a core part of our needed resources – gifts from the heart that impact people’s lives. Our community is part of making this happen!

To profoundly change the way our community experiences aging, serious illness and grief – one family at a time
Learn more the values guiding our organization. 

You Get To Be Here!

The Western Slope is a place like no other with incredible natural beauty. Exhilarating outdoor adventures including hiking, camping or skiing on the Grand Mesa. Hundreds of miles of world-class mountain biking trails such as the Kokopelli Trail. Incredible whitewater rafting on the Colorado River. Stunning golf courses whose green fairways sit below the breathtaking San Juan Mountains.

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