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VNA Ann's Haven

The First Community-based, Nonprofit Hospice Agency


VNA Ann's Haven was the first community-based, nonprofit hospice agency in Denton County. It was the first licensed hospice in Texas and one of the first in the United States and has been serving patients since 1978.

The agency is named in memory of Ann Winter Lockwood, a Denton County resident and nurse who died from cancer in 1977. Her husband, Dr. Robert Lockwood, knew his wife did not have much time left and enlisted the help of medical professionals and volunteers as a Care Team to provide her with personal, holistic (medical, spiritual, psychological) end-of-life care during her final weeks. Because of that care, Ann's needs were met and she was able to rest comfortably, allowing her to share many precious hours with family and friends.

After Ann passed, the group her husband assembled wanted to do something to provide that same care to others in the Denton community. At the same time, Dr. Lockwood attended a seminar in Georgia on a "new concept" of end-of-life care called Hospice. He realized this was the same philosophy used to care for his wife in her last days and brought back the information to the Denton group, which ultimately led to the official founding of VNA Ann's Haven Hospice.

VNA Ann's Haven provides superior at-home Hospice Care services to help seniors age with dignity and independence at home. 

For more information about VNA Ann's Haven services, call (940) 349-5900 or email

VNA Ann's Haven

2800 Shoreline Dr.
Denton, Texas 76210
(940) 349-5900