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Adventist St. Thomas Hospice


"While there was no purpose great enough for my son to have died, I was helped in that starting the hospice added meaning to his death. It really mattered that Tom lived." - Luci Svoboda

Hospice is a philosophy of care for the individual with a limited life expectancy. It emphasizes compassionate care, quality of life, and choices. It recognizes dying as a natural part of life. Named after a courageous 17-year-old cancer patient, Tom Svoboda, our Hospice program has been caring for and about people since 1980 and has grown from a volunteer program to a not-for-profit, full-service, Medicare-certified Hospice that is accredited by the Joint Commission.

Adventist St. Thomas Hospice (ASTH) serves patients and families in the Chicago-area counties of DuPage, Eastern Kane, Northern Will and Western Cook.

Mission Statement

Adventist St. Thomas Hospice recognizes death as the final stage of life. We are devoted to serving patients and families through compassionate, supportive, holistic care. We respect their dignity, rights and individuality, seeking to make the final days as comfortable and meaningful as possible.

"Once again our family was blessed with the services of St. Thomas Hospice.  Everyone from Mom's hospice nurse to her nurse aide...treated her with compassion, love and respect.  How could anyone ask for more.  Thank you from the bottom of my heart."  -K.B., daughter of a patient.

About Us

We understand that choosing hospice care is a personal decision.  With this in mind, the St. Thomas Hospice team is there for you every step of the way offering emotional, spiritual and physical support.  Read about the services we have to offer.  Learn more about a hospice patient's rights and frequently asked questions about our services.  Our referral form is available for healthcare professionals, patients and family members to make an online referral.

"I wish we would have taken advantage of your services earlier.  My mom just loved you guys!  We didn't know what exactly hospice was all about."  -K.S., daughter of a patient. 

Bereavement Services

Our bereavement coordinators provide 13 months of support to the families of our patients through letters, literature and phone calls following the death of their loved one.  Our bereavement support services are open to all community members dealing with loss, free of charge.  All programs meet at Adventist St. Thomas Hospice, 119 E. Ogden Avenue Suite 111 in Hinsdale, IL 60521, unless otherwise noted.  For more information about our programs or services, please call 630-856-6990.

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers are cherished members of the Hospice team.  Between our teen and adult volunteers we boast over 100 members who help provide services to patients and their families.  There is always room for another caring person to help with our team.  For information on our adult volunteer program please contact Barb Zerby at (630) 856-6998.  For information on our teen volunteer program please contact Heather Kochen at (630) 856-6985.


For information on making a donation to Adventist St. Thomas Hospice please call (630) 856-6990 or mail your check to Adventist St. Thomas Hospice, P.O. Box 130, Hinsdale, IL 60522-0130.

To make a secure credit card donation online simply click on the 'Donate' button below. You will be able to designate your gift in an individual's memory and can add notification information so we may share the news of your kindness with the family. You'll also receive a receipt for tax purposes.

Adventist St. Thomas Hospice
119 E. Ogden Ave. Suite 111
Hinsdale, IL  60521