VITAS Inpatient Hospice Unit at Broward Health North

201 E Sample Road

3rd Floor

Deerfield Beach, FL 33064

Inpatient Hospice Center

At the VITAS Inpatient Hospice Unit at Broward Health North, we take an individualized approach to every patient we care for. We’re here to support our patients and their loved ones through a difficult time.

The VITAS inpatient hospice unit is an important resource to Broward Health North; we admit hospitalized patients who are on ventilators or dialysis while we support families making difficult decisions about end-of-life care. As the hospice leader, VITAS has staff ands systems that ensure a peaceful, calm and supportive atmosphere in the inpatient unit.

Are you visiting someone on hospice?

Inpatient Unit Features

  • 8 private rooms
  • 10 semi-private rooms
  • Activities for children
  • Computer and internet access
  • Flat-screen TVs in rooms
  • Private bathrooms
  • Private quiet room
  • Shared family room
  • Shared kitchen
  • Washer and dryer for guests

Are you visiting someone on hospice?

Meet the VITAS Inpatient Team

Our group of specially trained healthcare professionals who ensure that a patient's last few months,weeks or days are lived in comfort and dignity.

A VITAS IPU team manager

Team Manager

The team manager oversees all patient care in the inpatient hospice unit.


The physician closely monitors the progression of the patient’s illness, prescribes appropriate medications and coordinates care with other members of the team.

A VITAS physician
A VITAS hospice nurse

Hospice Nurse

The hospice nurse is skilled in assessing and managing pain and other symptoms. A nurse may also help with personal care.

Social Worker

The social worker acts as a friendly and skilled listener and provides emotional support.

A VITAS social worker
A VITAS chaplain


The chaplain ministers to the spiritual needs of patients and families of all faiths, and can work with their clergy.

Bereavement Specialist

The bereavement specialist provides grief and loss support to the patient's loved ones.

A VITAS bereavement specialist
A VITAS volunteer


The hospice volunteer can bring music or a Paw Pals animal companion, and spends quality time with the patient and family.


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