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What is Hospice?
Why Monarch?

What is hospice?

Hospice care is a philosophy of care provided to those who are looking for comfort focused care rather than curative care. This type of care is typically covered by Medicare or insurance under the hospice benefit to those that qualify. Hospice provides a personalized care team to each patient with the objective of providing peace and allowing them to maintain their dignity.

Why we care

Lisa Marie Gordiano

Certified Nursing Assistant

I started my career as a CNA 16 yrs ago in 2002. I have been working in the hospice field for the past 8 yrs. I decided to work in hospice instead of skilled nursing facilities so my patients, families and I can have more of a 1 on 1 relationship. Also to give the time & through care each patient deserves. I enjoy the variety of being able to meet many people throughout the day when visiting multiple facilities and patient homes . When I am not working, I enjoy going to my camp, going boating and spending time with my family, friends and my 3 dogs

Maria Marks

Registered Nurse

Maria states she loves doing Hospice Care and has loved all the people she has met through out the years. When she’s not working she enjoys bowling and spending time with her family and friends. Maria is a Registered Nurse Case Manager and has been with Monarch since January 2018. She has been doing Hospice care since 2004. Maria has been in the medical field for almost 25 years. She was 19 years old when she started working as an aide in a personal care home.  When she first started in nursing, she was a Licensed Practical Nurse. After graduating from Community College of Allegheny County in 2006 with an associates degree in Nursing, she continued her career in the hospice field.

Jamie Donnell

Social Worker

I have been in the field of geriatrics as a social worker for the last nineteen years, working in the long-term care setting, as personal care home administrator and home health services marketer. I have always advocated hospice to patients and families facing a terminal illness. Within the past year, I have been privileged to receive the amazing opportunity to work directly for a hospice provider. I find that being a hospice social worker with Monarch to be very challenging and also very rewarding, as I feel it is a honor to be a part of our patients end of life journey.

When not working, I enjoy being out in nature, and spending time with family, friends, and my two dogs and a cat.

Cletus Hill


I have served as a pastor for 31 years and as a chaplain at two Pennsylvania state psychiatric hospitals for 29 years. My experiences in the church and hospital inform me that spirituality is an essential aspect of the end-of-life issues we all will face. I enjoy ministering to people at this time in their lives because I feel that I am on holy ground when we pray together for God's total healing in their lives.

I enjoy watching sports, such as baseball and basketball. My latest project I spend time doing is researching and writing articles for magazines and academic journals. Additionally, I enjoy researching and writing for my sermons for Trinity United Christian Church in Lower Burrell PA. 

My website is 

Lori Hanks


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Gohan Lee

Project Department

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He is looking down on us from heaven with a big smile on his face, thanking all of us for taking such good care of him. Thank you again for all your love and caring


Ron and I want to thank you and all who took care of Teddy. We so appreciate your support throughout this. We truly do not know what we would do without you!


Thank you guys so much for the way you cared for mom. We will never forget all that you have done, and with such care and love for her. It's so much appreciated! We love you!


As you know Lori, I could not have given Bill the care that you and your staff gave Bill. With all the love and kindness you gave him I know he had the best care he could have asked for.


Dedicated to

Monarch is dedicated to learning industry best practice tactics and educating our clients and teams on how to care more passionately through those tactics.


Unlike most large Hospice agencies we have perfected the balance of large team mentality and family-driven values to ensure the best experiences.


Opened to reimagine hospice in PA, Monarch is devoted to hiring expert staff and facilitating continued education that exceeds what is required by law.


Monarch understands that your loved one’s comfort and your peace of mind are most important, which drives us to provide the best individualized care.