A group of concerned Fulton County citizens meet to begin exploration of the hospice concept. Following information gatherings at the state and local level, the task force decides to establish a formal organization.
The “Fulton County Committee for Hospice Formation” officially begins and meets out of temporary office space at First Congregational Church of Christ at 33 East Fulton Street, Gloversville, NY.
The first issue of ‘Chrysalis’, the hospice newsletter, is published.
The official name is changed to “The Fulton County Committee for the Study of a Hospice Formation Inc.”
The application for construction and establishment of a hospice is submitted to the Department of Health.
The NY Department of Health accepts the application for Hospice of Fulton County.
The official name is changed to “Hospice of Fulton County Inc.”
Nancy Dowd is elected Executive Director for Hospice of Fulton County.
Hospice of Fulton County moves to 58 North Main Street, Gloversville, NY.
The first patient is accepted into Hospice of Fulton County care.
Hospice of Fulton County moves to 34 West Fulton Street, Gloversville, NY.
Permission is received from the Department of Health to expand the service area to include Hamilton, Saratoga and Montgomery Counties.
The Department of Health approves Hospice of Fulton County Inc. to assume the name Mountain Valley Hospice.
Mountain Valley Hospice moves to 73 North Main Street, Gloversville, NY.
Discussions begin regarding a new hospice residence and office facility.
Mountain Valley Hospice begins a capital campaign to raise funds for a new hospice residence and office facility.
Mountain Valley Hospice submits a ‘Certificate of Need Application’ to The Department of Health for an eight-bed hospice residence.
The Department of Health approves the application to build an eight-bed hospice residence and new office facility at 108 Steele Avenue, Gloversville, NY.
The new hospice residence and office complex open.
The first hospice resident is accepted into the Hospice House.
Executive Director, Nancy Dowd, retires and the Hospice House is renamed in her honor as the “Nancy Dowd Hospice House.”