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The Aberdeen Place Hospice Story

In the 1990’s hospices began as consistently caring, compassionate and responsive organizations with a singular mission to provide a quality end-of-life journey to those with a life limiting illness and their families. Unfortunately today, the norm is becoming large corporate hospices with impersonal, inconsistent and less than responsive service; providing only what is required.

Life Experiences

Jo Sturm and Jim Sturm (sister and brother) started in hospice because many years ago they experienced firsthand the truly wonderful blessings of a quality end-of-life journey when a family member was diagnosed with cancer. As an Atlanta hospice veteran, Jo witnessed how hospices were becoming large, impersonal corporations characterized by high clinical staff turnover, increased response times and long decision making processes; negatively impacting the end-of-life journey. Her brother Jim spent most of his career in healthcare, witnessing how delivery of healthcare was changing to an impersonal, slow and bureaucratic system.

Realizing a void existed in Atlanta hospices brought on by mergers and consolidation, Jo and Jim looked to the neighborhood they grew up in as sister and brother for the inspiration to create a new hospice that would emulate the compassion, caring, responsiveness and consistency of those beginning hospices.

An Idea Born From A Neighborhood Community

UntitledThey grew up in a neighborhood community where people took care of each other, watched out for one another and the term “family” extended beyond blood relative. Many of their neighborhood friends were treated and cared for as if they were family and vice versa. On more than one occasion, Jim was taken by a neighbor to the emergency room to be stitched up or was attended to by the neighborhood doctor on the doctor’s kitchen table.

Their hospice, Aberdeen Place, is named after that street that Jo and Jim grew up on. Theirs is a locally owned and operated hospice that is patient centered and family focused – as their neighborhood values dictate. This “neighborhood community” is the philosophy and culture that guides them and their company. Caring, Compassionate, Consistent and Responsive hospice services.

Fulfilling a Need

Jo and Jim are building Aberdeen Place Hospice from the ground up, emulating the neighborhood community that they grew up in. Starting with the understanding that a quality end-of-life journey is only possible if the hospice is patient focused and family centered, their staff consists of hospice veterans that are passionate about the patients and families they serve.

The result is a locally owned and operated hospice providing the best care to patients and their families, a dramatic departure from many of today’s large corporate hospices.

Aberdeen Place Hospice provides personalized patient centered, family oriented end-of-life care – compassionately, consistently and responsively.

  • Customizing the plan of care to the unique needs of the patient
  • Taking into account the patient’s & family’s spiritual and cultural background
  • Expanding family to anyone with a personal attachment to the patient

Jim Sturm, CEO

Jim has more than 25 years of healthcare marketing and sales experience in medical devices and pharmaceuticals; creating and building global brands in the service and product sectors. His experience spans both small and large organizations; established, as-well-as start-up companies. Jim brings a demonstrated expertise in organizational management; ensuring a patient-focused and responsive culture is engrained in our organization.

Jo Sturm, Operations

Jo has more than 30 years of operational and human resource management experience. She successfully served as Director of Operations / HR for two different start-up Hospice organizations in the Atlanta Metro area and was a significant reason for their success. She has the proven skills for creating organizational effectiveness and building highly motivated, interdisciplinary teams. With an extensive knowledge of Georgia state and federal regulations governing Hospice operations, Jo will ensure that ours is an organization of caring, compassionate and highly skilled patient-focused people.

Hospice Service Areas In Atlanta, GA

Need Hospice Care In Your Area?

Aberdeen Place Hospice provides in-home or in-facility hospice care in 23 counties in and around the metro Atlanta area. Click on the county below to see all the areas we service in each county. Not sure if we provide hospice care in your area? Don’t hesitate to give us a call. We are always expanding our hospice nursing care, support & counseling and medical assistance services to new metro Atlanta areas.
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Providing hospice services to Auburn, Bethlehem, Carl, Statham and Winder in Barrow County


Providing hospice services to Adairsville, Cartersville, Emerson, Euharlee, Kingston and White in Bartow County


Providing hospice services to Ball Ground, Canton, Holly Springs, Waleska and Woodstock in Cherokee County


Providing hospice services to Forest Park, Jonesboro, Lake City, Lovejoy, Morrow and Riverdale in Clayton County


Providing hospice services to Acworth, Austell, Kennesaw, Marietta, Powder Springs and Smyrna in Cobb County


Providing hospice services to Dawsonville and the surrounding area in Dawson County


Providing hospice services to Avondale Estates, Chamblee, Clarkson, Decatur, Doraville, Dunwoody, Lithonia, Pine Lake and Stone Mountain in DeKalb County


Providing hospice services to Douglasville and the surrounding area in Douglas County


Providing hospice services to Cumming and the surrounding area in Forsyth County


Providing hospice services to Brooks, Fayetteville, Peachtree City, Tyrone and Woolsey in Fayette County


Providing hospice services to Alpharetta, Atlanta, Bulkhead, Chattahoochee Hills, College Park, East Point, Fairburn, Hapeville, Johns Creek, Milton, Mountain Park, Palmetto, Roswell, Sandy Springs and Union City in Fulton County


Providing hospice services to Ellijay, East Ellijay and the surrounding areas in Gilmer County


Providing hospice services to Calhoun, Fairmont, Plainville, Ranger and Resaca in Gordon County


Providing hospice services to Berkeley Lake, Buford, Dacula, Duluth, Grayson, Lawrenceville, Lilburn, Boganville, Norcross, Peachtree Corners, Snellville, Sugar Hill and Suwanee in Gwinnett County


Providing hospice services to Gainesville, Clermont, Flowery Branch, Lula and Oakwood in Hall County


Providing hospice services to Hampton, Locust Grove, McDonough and Stockbridge in Henry County


Providing hospice services to Arcade, Braselton, Commerce, Hoschton, Jefferson, Nicholson, Pendergrass and Talmo in Jackson County


Providing hospice services to Dahlonega and surrounding areas in Lumpkin County


Providing hospice services to Covington, Mansfield, Newborn, Oxford and Porterdale in Newton County


Providing hospice services to Braswell, Dallas and Hiram in Paulding County


Providing hospice services to Jasper, Nelson and Talking Rock in Pickens County


Providing hospice services to Conyers and the surrounding area in Rockdale County


Providing hospice services to Good Hope, Jersey, Monroe, Social Circle and Walnut Grove in Walton County

Looking For Outstanding People

At Aberdeen Place Hospice, we are always looking for outstanding people that fit our corporate culture driven by our name. You see, Aberdeen Place is a neighborhood street we grew up on; where people watched out for and took care of each other. This is our cuture…..this is who we are. If it sounds like a culture you want to be part of and you value the opportunoity to work hard, make a difference and have fun, then please send us your reume.

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