For more than a quarter of a century, Suncoast Hospice has helped shape the hospice and palliative care provided to millions of people around the globe.  Based on this vast experience, Suncoast Hospice Institute, a Suncoast Hospice affiliate, provides consultative services to those striving to improve hospice, palliative care and end-of-life care systems within their organizations. All of our online courses are developed by practice-based, content experts; designed by clinical staff with graduate education and curriculum design degrees; and programmed by e-learning instructional designers for an interactive, engaging learning experience.

The Learning Management System

The Suncoast Hospice Institute offers a way for organizations to enjoy all the features of an award-winning Learning Management System (LMS) without the start-up expense, technical resources (IT and course instructional design and development) and time it takes to develop and implement on your own.  The LMS comes with a course library with covering hospice and palliative care, computer software, leadership and business  as well as a resource library. 

The standard LMS subscription package comes with unlimited access to all courses and all newly-developed courses. 
Call us toll free: 877-523-4144 for more information or email Customer Service to request access to the LMS demonstration site.

The feature-rich Learning Management System includes:

  • 24/7 access to self-paced, engaging interactive instruction
  • Accommodation of instructor-led training and management of enrollments (wait lists, class rosters, class size)
  • Customizable corporate branding 
  • Track employee/volunteer training and compliance progress and transcripts
  • Training can be 'pushed' out to users
  • Real-time reports - run over 100 canned and ad hoc reports, even at the supervisor/team manager level

The Learning Management System also includes hospice and palliative care courses:

  • Provides media-rich courses with post tests and contact hours
  • Incorporates the knowledge gained from more than a quarter-century of hospice leadership
  • Allows staff and volunteers to take as many courses as they like, as frequently as needed to promote retention, remedial learning and self-learning

Online Courses

The Suncoast Hospice Institute offers the full library of courses that are found in the LMS on a pay-per-course basis with no membership required. Prices start at less than $17 per course. 

  • Online courses are available by annual subscription or on an as-needed basis for individuals looking for hospice, palliative and end-of-life care courses and an opportunity to earn CE credits.Click here to access our pay-per-course site.
  • Suncoast Hospice Institute’s hospice and palliative care self-paced, online courses were developed by practice-based content experts and e-learning instructional designers to be interactive, engaging, promote retention and address varied learning styles. 
  • Courses are backed by a comprehensive resource library of handouts, job aides and other training materials to reinforce learning and enhance transfer of learning to the work environment. With 400+ courses and growing, there are courses available for clinical and non-clinical staff and volunteers. Content ranges from hospice and palliative care to software/technology, leadership and management, human resources based topics, compliance/quality and many more areas that are essential to a comprehensive competency-based education plan.
  • New courses are added quarterly and compliance courses are updated annually and as needed.


The Suncoast Hospice Institute’s consultation services are practice-based and provide a wide range of topics. 
A sampling of topics includes:

  • Leadership & Management
  • Hospice “Experience Model” Approach to Care
  • Clinical Excellence – Documentation – Interdisciplinary Team Development
  • Volunteer Management & Programming
  • New Program Development – Building a Palliative Care Program and Other Programs
  • New Hospice Start-up
  • Finance, Accounting, Strategic Planning and Foundation Development

The Suncoast Hospice Institute provides free 15 minute consultations. Call 877-523-4144 toll free for more information or email Customer Service.


Suncoast Hospice Institute provides trainings both general and customized to your audience, focusing on topics of interest in hospice, palliative and end–of-life care. The Suncoast Hospice Institute’s training topics include:

  • Leadership & Management Topics – including Recruitment, Retention, Employee Counseling
  • Hospice “Experience Model” Approach to Care
  • Clinical Excellence – Documentation – Interdisciplinary Team Development
  • Volunteer Recruitment, Training, Retention, Management & Developing New Volunteer Programs
  • New Program Development – Building a Palliative Care Program and other Programs

Call us toll free: 877-523-4144 for more information or email Customer Service . We look forward to hearing from you!