Lakes Area Hospice, Inc. (LAH) began in 1994 as a cooperative effort among individuals from the First United Methodist Church, Jasper Memorial Hospital (now Christus Jasper Memorial) and Lakes Regional Medical Center (now Dickerson Memorial Hospital) who recognized the need for hospice care in Jasper and the surrounding area. The T.L.L. Temple Foundation gave a grant for operational seed money. Hospice in the Pines in Lufkin provided assistance in organizational planning and employee training and equipment. Lakes Area Hospice is a non-profit 501(c) (3) entity, which relies on donations of time and funds from the community.
Lakes Area Hospice has served more than 3,000 patients and families in East Texas since its licensing in June 1994.