No. “Hospice” is a medical specialty like pediatrics, geriatrics, oncology, etc. Each hospice provider is a different company. All hospices have the same general philosophy but their services may differ. Some hospices are for-profit corporations, while others (like Hospice of Bayarea) are not-for-profit organizations. In Illinois, it is your right to request the hospice of your choice if more than one hospice serves your area.