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About Comforting Hands Hospice

Our facility is the only locally-owned and operated hospice in the Bartlesville, OK, area. As such, we hold ourselves to a higher standard. Our services are delivered in the patient’s home or nursing home. We strive to provide individualized, personalized, palliative care to every patient and support, empathy, and compassion to every family.


Our staff is involved in the Greater Bartlesville community through participation in numerous public events throughout the year — Blue Christmas, food pantries, meal sharing, agency fundraisers, etc. Making a difference in our communities.

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Our Interdisciplinary Team

Our Hospice Team develops each patient’s individualized care plan. This team consists of:
The Patient and Their Family
The Patient’s Physician
Our Executive Director, Sam Hill
Hospice Nurses
Certified Home Health Aides
Medical Social Worker
Medical Directors
Volunteer Coordinator
Patient Care Coordinator, Lyndee Taylor, BSN, RN
Community Education Liaison, Whitney Swanson

A Higher Level of Care

Comforting Hands Hospice is accredited by The Joint Commission. This accreditation is designed to recognize exceptional patient and family-centered care for patients with serious illnesses and their families. The Joint Commission standards focus on state-of-the-art performance improvement strategies that help health care organizations continuously improve the safety and quality of care, which can reduce the risk of error or low-quality care. We are proud to carry this accreditation. Our facility is also a member of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, devoted to maintaining quality care for persons facing the end of life and their families.

Sam Hill, Executive Director/President

Sam Hill is a Bartlesville native and has resided in Bartlesville his entire life. Sam has been the Executive Director of Comforting Hands Hospice since its inception in 2007.

Sam attended Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College and Northeastern State University.

Sam is married to Tama who is an administrative assistant and minutes clerk at Tri-County Technology Center. They have one son, Sam Hill II, or “Little Sam.” Much of their free time is spent watching Little Sam play sports.

Sam is a member of the Daybreak Rotary Club, the local Ducks Unlimited Committee, and Grace Community Church. Sam enjoys being with his family, hunting, fishing, golfing, and most outdoor sports.

Sam Hill, Executive Director/President

Rae Hansen, RN, Administrator

Rae has been in the nursing field since she was 18 yrs. old and worked her way up from being a CNA to an RN. She has worked various roles in her nursing career ranging from bedside nursing to other management roles. She is a firm believer in providing quality, patient-centered care and enjoys working with her team to ensure patients are receiving the best care possible. In her free time, she likes to garden, spends time with her 16 yr. old son and is always planning her next cruise or vacation.

Lyndee Taylor, BSN, RN/Patient Care Coordinator

Whitney Ervin, Community Liaison

Whitney has lived in Oklahoma her entire life, and she has worked in diverse areas of healthcare since 2014.

Whitney graduated with honors from Coffeyville Community College in 2011, and in 2012 she was first introduced to hospice when her grandmother needed end-of-life care. That’s when she realized the many services hospice could provide to patients and families during a difficult time.

As Community Liaison, Whitney is giving back to the community by helping people better understand hospice and what it provides for patients and their families. She frequently volunteers as a representative for Comforting Hands Hospice at community events and is in demand at local assisted living and long-term care facilities when extra help is needed for activities and special events.

In her downtime, Whitney can be found on the back of a horse, enjoying the outdoors. She participates in competitive barrel racing and loves time with her family — the also compete in the rodeo!

Whitney Swanson, Community Liaison

Greg Radaker, Social Worker

Greg is originally from western Pennsylvania and northeastern Ohio. His family has a rich history of coal miners, steel workers, and ministers.

Greg and wife, Linda, have lived in the Bartlesville area since 1989. Greg has a Bachelors Degree in Social Work from Anderson (IN) University. They have successfully raised four daughters and are trying to keep pace with their five grandchildren. Being active in their community and church is also something they enjoy. Travel is yet another of their interests.

Greg has over 34 years of experience in healthcare, specifically in the settings of retirement communities, nursing facilities, and acute care hospital. In addition, he has been with Comforting Hands part time since 2007, joining the staff full-time in January, 2024. Feeling truly blessed with this opportunity, Greg looks forward to serving the patients and families we are privileged to encounter.

Alisha Hall, Social Worker

Nina Rosales, Chaplain

Nina has lived in Bartlesville with her husband, Faybien, since 2017. Both are heavily involved in the community and their church, Happy Hill, in Ramona. She attended Lioncrest Bible College, also in Ramona. Nina has had 18 years of formal ministry experience, being an ordained minister. Having a heart to serve others, as a follower of Jesus, is a real passion of hers. Love of family is a priority for the Rosales family.

Nina has been with Comforting Hands since 2020 and counts it a privilege to provide spiritual comfort at the end of life.

Chaplain Laura Muse, MDiv.

For more information about our facility and services, please call 918-331-0003 or contact us today.