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Midland Care History

Midland Care Connection, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization governed by a volunteer board of directors.  Operating as Midland Care, the organization provides a continuum of specialty health services. As the pioneer and leader in end-of-life and senior elder care, Midland Care has been providing services to the communities of northeast Kansas for over 35 years. 

1978 - Volunteers concerned for the quality of life for the dying form Hospice of Topeka

1979 - Hospice of Topeka is incorporated

1981 - Received 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit status

1983 - Hospice of Topeka in response to growth and community needs, changes name to Friends of Hospice, Inc.

1983 - Opens offices at 823 Washburn Ave.

1990 - Purchases the historic mansion previously owned by Chester Woodward at 1272 SW Fillmore Ave

1991 - Became Hospice Medicare Certified

1992 - Friends of Hospice, Inc. changes name to Midland Hospice Care, Inc.

1992 - Began providing adult day care

1992 - Osage County Hospice merges with Midland Hospice Care

1994 - Southview Hospice merges with Midland Hospice Care

1994 - Midland Hospice Care opens Ottawa office on Main Street

1994 - Midland Hospice Care moves to 22 acre campus on Frazier Circle, which formerly housed the Children's Hospital Division of the Menninger Foundation

2000 - The Hospice House opens, the first free-standing inpatient hospice facility in Kansas

2004 - Garden View Respite opens to provide overnight respite services for caregivers

2005 - Recognizing changing scope and addition of services, corporation name officially changed to Midland Care Connection, Inc.

2007 - Midland Care PACE (Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly) opens at the 37th PACE program in America

2008 - Midland Care opens Council Grove, Kansas office

2008 - Youth Corps volunteer program for youth begins

2009 - Hospice program accredited by CHAP (Community Health Accreditation Program)

2010 - Midland Care opens Lawrence, Kansas office on Perry Street

2011 - Midland Care Home Health becomes Medicare Certified

2013 - Midland Care at Linnwood Park in Valley Falls, Kansas opens

2013 - Midland Care at Indiana Place in Topeka, Kansas opens

2014 - Following three years of program development, Midland Care earnes the NHPCO We Honor Veterans initiative’s highest honor: The Fourth Star

Photo: Hospice of Topeka staff at 823 SW Washburn in Topeka, Kansas, approximately 1983



Our Mission

Meeting individual needs through innovative healthcare solutions

Our Vision

Touching more lives through excellence in care and service.

Our Values

Placing quality first.
Recognizing people  are our most valuable asset.
Providing accountability and excellence in care and service.
Seeking growth in response to changing needs.
Ensuring financial strength and stewardship.