Better Business Bureau Report for
Hospice of Green Country, Inc.

Better Business Bureau Report issued July 2013
Better Business Bureau Report expires July 2015


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Charity Contact Information

Name: Hospice of Green Country, Inc.
Address: 1120 S. Boston Avenue, Suite 200
  Tulsa, OK 74012
Phone: (918) 747-2273
Web Address: www.hospiceofgreencountry.org
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1985, Oklahoma
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: "exists to provide compassionate and quality end-of-life care to patients and families, regardless of ability to pay."

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Evaluation Conclusions

              

Hospice of Green Country, Inc. (HGC) meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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Programs

              

For 25 years, Hospice of Green Country (HGC) has offered specialized care for people who are no longer seeking a cure for terminal illness. At the heart of its mission lies the belief that hospice services should be made available to all people regardless of age, race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, terminal diagnosis, handicap or ability to pay. The goal is to maintain or improve the quality of life for individuals and their families with a primary focus on providing palliative care and pain/symptom management. Under guidance from each patient's physician, the HGC care team comprised of physicians, nurses, hospice aides, social workers, counselors, chaplains and volunteers provides care for the patient and family. A patient's physical, emotional and spiritual needs are supported in the comfort of their own home, allowing the patient an opportunity to be surrounded by friends, neighbors, and loved ones during their final days. HGC provides hospice care to patients without resources through Courtesy Care funding generously given to the agency by individual donors, companies and foundations. Additionally, HGC provides at least 13 months of enhanced bereavement care to families after patients’ deaths. HGC also has a corps of volunteers as well as innovative programs to address other end-of-life patient needs through our Live Alone, Pet Peace of Mind, and Brazos Abiertos programs.

For the fiscal year ended December 31, 2012, HGC's program expenses were:

  
Programs 1,641,623
Total Program Expenses: $1,641,623
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Governance

              

Chief Executive : Patty Wilson, Executive Director
Compensation*: 

Chair of the Board: Arthur Rasher, PhD
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Professor, University of Tulsa

Board Size: 18

Paid Staff Size: 26

*Compensation includes annual salary and, if applicable, benefit plans, expense accounts, and other allowances.
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Fund Raising

              

Method(s) Used:

direct mail, invitations to fund raising events, print advertisements, grant proposals, internet, planned giving arrangements
Fund raising costs were 20% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $531,169, are donations received as a result of fund raising activities.)
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Tax Status

              

This organization is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It is eligible to receive contributions deductible as charitable donations for federal income tax purposes.
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Financial

              

The following information is based on HGC's audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2012.

Source of Funds  
Net patient service revenue 1,618,390
Contributions, grants and bequests 531,169
Unrealized gain (loss) on investments 9,113
Realized gain (loss) on investments 8,633
Other income 4,776
Total Income $2,172,081


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Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 79%  Fund Raising: 5%  Administrative: 16% 

Total income $2,172,081
Program expenses $1,641,623
Fund raising expenses 106,989
Administrative expenses 344,622
Total expenses $2,093,234
Income in Excess of Expenses 78,847
Beginning net assets 550,552
Ending net assets 629,399
Total liabilities 121,541
Total assets $750,940


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