San Mateo County’s first hospice program
In the late 1970s, our visionary founders Helen Lagen and Marguerite “Mac” Nash saw the need for compassionate end-of-life care in San Mateo County. With the help of community members Dr. Pierre Salmon, Evelyn Grant, Edith Morris, and Helen Campbell, they incorporated Mission Hospice as a nonprofit organization – and the county’s first hospice program – in March 1979.
Their vision, dedication, and commitment to community created an ongoing tradition of compassionate care that continues to this day at Mission Hospice & Home Care.
A short timeline of our history shows how Helen and Mac’s legacy has grown over the years.