VITAS Inpatient Hospice Unit at Encompass Rehabilitation Hospital of The Woodlands

18550 S I-45

Conroe, TX 77384

Sometimes, for brief periods of time, hospice patients may require care beyond what can be comfortably provided at home. At the VITAS Inpatient Unit at Encompass Rehabilitation Hospital of The Woodlands, our specialized team provides the necessary level of care to stabilize symptoms, so patients can return to the familiarity of their own homes and routines as quickly as possible.

Should your loved one require a stay at the inpatient unit, you’ll be glad to know that we’ve created a restful, homelike environment where medical crises can be managed efficiently and compassionately.

VITAS is proud to have Encompass Rehabilitation Hospital as our host and partner for our inpatient unit at the Woodlands. As partners, VITAS has contracted with Encompass to provide a number of ancillary services to support our inpatient unit operations. With its close proximity to the key health care centers in North Harris and Southern Montgomery Counties, Encompass Rehabilitation Hospital of The Woodlands was a natural fit to build our “home away from home” to meet the needs of patients and families in this area.

Are you visiting someone on hospice?

Meet the VITAS Inpatient Team

A VITAS IPU team manager

Team Manager

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


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 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.
A VITAS social worker

Social Worker

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


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

Bereavement Specialist

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


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