Huntsville Hospital Services

Bereavement Care Program

The bereavement experience

The grief process is a private and highly individual experience. It takes time when dealing with the loss of a loved one. There is no specific timetable, nor any required steps to navigate the grief process. While some people start to feel better in weeks or months, it may take years for others.

In 2012, the Bereavement Care Program was established to offer support to those who have lost a loved one. We recognize the importance of not only caring for our patients during their time with us, but we also want to care for patients' family members.

Many times it is difficult for family to make decisions after the death of a loved one. Our program is tailored to meet the distinctive needs of families dealing with loss. Over the course of a year, we follow up with families through mail, written resources and information on support groups. We also host Services of Remembrance to honor those whom we have lost. For more information, please call (256) 265-CARE (2273) or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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