Hello, I'm Nancy Gaitan-Kernell, R.N. Administrator of Area Community Hospice, and on behalf of the entire Area Community Hospice Staff, I'd like

to welcome you to our website.

Our goal is to provide you with information designed to help answer any questions you may have regarding hospice, no matter what role you

play in end-of-life care.

We are proud to be locally owned and operated by trained professionals who not only live in Plainview, but are very proud to be a part of this community. Kenny and myself have both been raised in Plainview and take

great pride in caring for our hometown folks. 

Area Community Hospice was started with the belief that no person should die alone. We recognize death as part of life's journey and we are committed to providing comfort, dignity, & hope to those with life limiting

illnesses one patient at a time.

​We have been truly blessed and have expanded from a staff of three with one medical director, to a staff of eighteen with three medical directors. Our staff members have proudly served the health care profession and

have over thirty years of combined experience in hospice care.

Nancy Gaitan-Kernell R.N., CHPN and Kenny Kernell


When an Area Community Hospice patient dies, support for their loved

ones continues...

Committed to providing Comfort, Dignity, and Emotional Care One Patient at a Time ...

"Caring for your family, like our own..."

At Area Community Hospice, we believe that every moment matters. We vow to care for you and your family just like we would our own.

​Area Community Hospice provides palliative (comfort) care for individuals faced with a serious illness when curative treatment is no longer the patient's choice or option. Hospice care is provided in the patient's home or a home-like setting such as a nursing home or assisted living facility.

We are Plainview's only locally owned and operated hospice program serving 7 counties, including Hale, Briscoe, Swisher, Floyd, Lubbock, Lamb, and Castro. With over 30 years of combined hospice experience.


Meet Our Team