Compassion and comfort at home.
We believe Hospice means a focus on quality of life — not the end of it. Our professionals, available 24/7/365, provide comfort, education, emotional support, and bereavement counseling.
Hospice is holistic.
We care not only for those approaching the end of life, but also their families, friends, and caregivers. Our team provides not only physical care, but education, emotional and spiritual support to anyone in the patient’s “circle.” We honor all cultural norms and religious beliefs during this delicate time.
Is to focus on ensuring the best quality of life each day for our patients with life-limiting illness by providing excellent care and enhancing their lives by delivering compassion and preserving dignity.
Quality of Life: Advance Care Hospice focuses on each individual’s needs and promotes their autonomy while emphasizing comfort.
Equality: Advance Care Hospice recognizes the equality of all persons and treats each patient, family member, and caregiver with dignity and respect.
Quality of Care: Advance Care Hospice seeks to deliver the highest standard of care by demonstrating clinical excellence, compassion, continuous quality improvement, innovation, and creativity.
Integrity: We value and demonstrate honesty, accountability, fairness, and transparency in all our relationships.
Meet our Hospice Team
Kay Murphy-Sohocki RN, BSN, CDP
Executive Director, Advance Care Hospice
Mrs. Murphy-Sohocki has spent her career in healthcare as a Registered Nurse. She has more than a decade of experience working in Hospice and has held nursing leadership and executive roles. She is a certified dementia practitioner. Prior to joining Advance Care Hospice, Mrs. Murphy-Sohocki served as director of a Hospice organization in Richmond. She is a magna cum laude graduate of University of the Incarnate Word with a bachelor’s degree in nursing. She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, the American Organization for Nursing Leadership (AONL), the National Association for Home Care and Hospice, and the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization. In her spare time, Mrs. Murphy-Sohocki enjoys reading, gardening, and spending time with her husband and their two rescue cats.
Director of Business Development
Norman has over three decades of experience in healthcare. He actually began as a camp counselor for handicapped children, later moving into a role at a specialty hospital for medically and behaviorally challenged children. He joined the administrative team at HCA Virginia’s Chippenham and Johnston-Willis hospitals as a leader of their patient advocacy department. That eventually led him to home health and through the doors of Advance Care. He has held a variety of roles, and today supports the team through business development, community and corporate relationships, and a variety of patient advocacy duties. Outside Advance Care, Norman is a horse enthusiast, and is involved in preservation breeding of rare breeds.
Born and raised in Richmond, “Kat” brings years of deep administrative experience in a range of healthcare settings. Prior to joining Advance Care, she spent seven years as a nursing and rehabilitation admissions coordinator. Kat has a soft spot for the elderly ever since her first job in the dining room of St. Mary’s Woods (a local nursing facility) and she treats every one of them as her own loved one. She is married with a fur-baby named Zoey, “Advance Care Hospice’s unofficial mascot.” She loves to run races, bake, and spend time with her family.