Who We Are2019-04-10T18:35:03+00:00

Who We Are

Staff Hospice of AmadorHospice of Amador & Calaveras is an independent, non-profit healthcare provider of end-of- life care,
and spiritual and psychological support to patients facing a terminal illness. Our grief support services
are available as a free resource to the entire community, including children.

Our interdisciplinary team includes doctors, registered nurses, licensed vocational nurses, medical social
workers, spiritual care providers, hospice aides, and volunteers.

Hospice of Amador & Calaveras is licensed by the State of California Department of Health Services and
Medicare/MediCal certified. We receive financial support from Medicare, HMOs, MediCal and private
insurance providers. However, as an independent non-profit, we rely on the support of community
donors to eliminate the shortfalls that are not covered by insurance. In over 35 years, we have never
turned away a patient for the inability to pay.

We proudly serve Amador and Calaveras Counties.


The mission of Hospice of Amador & Calaveras is to provide exceptional end-of- life care to everyone in
our community who needs it regardless of their ability to pay, and to educate and collaborate with
health care providers and community members at large in promoting exceptional end-of- life care.


As a highly-skilled and compassionate team, our vision is to sustain and continually improve our ability
to provide extraordinary care in our community both today and into the future, so that members of our
community select Hospice of Amador & Calaveras as their preeminent choice for hospice care.


  • Active Listening
  • Compassion and Empathy
  • Quality and Excellence
  • Honesty and Trust
  • Appreciation
  • Professionalism and Accountability

Executive Director

Ariane Debien,
Email: Ariane.debien@hospiceofamador.org

Director of Patient Care Services
LaDonna Seeley, R.N.

Medical Director
Donald Van Fossan, M.D.

Hospice of Amador & Calaveras Esteemed Board of Directors

  • Danelle Dix, Board President
  • Anne Platt, Vice President
  • Dan Fields, M.D., Secretary
  • Lori Halvorson
  • Julie Kay Eckardt-Cantrall
  • Chris Roberts
  • Neil Starr
  • Rod Burton, III
Hospice of Amador & Calaveras complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex.  Hospice of Amador & Calaveras does not exclude people or treat them differently because of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex. Hospice of Amador & Calaveras provides free aids and services to people with disabilities to communicate effectively with us, such as qualified sign language interpreters and written materials in other formats (e.g. large print, audio, accessible electronic formats). Hospice of Amador & Calaveras provides free language services to people whose primary language is not English such as qualified interpreters and information written in other languages. If you need these services, contact the Section 504/ADA Coordinator/Section 1557 Civil Rights Coordinator at 209-257-2603.  If you believe that Hospice of Amador & Calaveras has failed to provide these services or discriminated in another way on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex you can file a grievance with the ADA/Civil Rights Coordinator at 500 Argonaut Lane, Jackson, CA 95642; 209-257-2603; civil@amadorcourt.org. You can file a grievance in person U.S. mail, or email. If you need help filing a grievance, the ADA Coordinator is available to help you. You can also file a civil rights complaint electronically with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights, through the Office of Civil Rights Complaint Portal, available at https://ocrportal.hhs.gov/ocr/portal/lobby.jsf, or by mail or phone at: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 200 Independence Avenue SW, Room 509F, HHH Building, Washington, DC 2020; 1-800-368-1019, 800-537-7697(TDD). 

A charitable corporation with gross annual revenue of $2 million or more and which is already required to file report(s) with the General Attorney, must file an audited financial statement prepared by an independent CPA.
Cal. Gov. Code §12586(e)(1)