Legacy Hospice is your community hospice. Our team mission is to provide excellent care, guided by the goals of our patients and the ones they love.  

Knowing that having options for Hospice in East Texas are few, having a provider that has been in the healthcare community as long as Legacy has been seemed to be the right thing for the Residents of East Texas.

We at Legacy Hospice feel you deserve the right to make a choice in your Hospice provider. During this difficult time, the last thing you should be confronted with is a lack of control over who cares for your loved one.


Our Story

Legacy Hospice began accepting patients in July 2003. Since we are a small Hospice, our patients and their loved ones are known personally by our entire field staff of experienced, compassionate and professional individuals.

The rapport our agency establishes with our patients and their loved ones is invaluable and has tremendous meaning to our staff and agency. Our entire staff is dedicated to supporting our patients and their loved ones during a very difficult time. We are committed to our patients and their loved ones needs every step of the way.

Our staff ensures that our patients and their loved ones are fully involved in the care of the patient. We take the time to listen to the patient and their loved one for we realize that our patient may have no control over their disease process, but they are in full control of their care.

Senior Management

Arthur P. Taucher, Co-Owner, Founder

Mr. Taucher has over 23 years of experience in the home care industry, including Home Health and Hospice. He is active in the daily operations of the Company and serves as Chief Financial Officer as well as President of the Board of Director’s.

John V. Rich, Co-Owner

Mr. Rich has over 43 years of experience in the health care industry. His involvement in this industry has included Proprietary positions with Skilled Nursing Facilities, Assisted Living Facilities, as well as Home Health Care and Hospice companies.

Shea Taucher, RN, BSN

Ms. Taucher has been a Registered Nurse for over 18 years. She provided the vision and was the driving force behind the creation of Legacy Hospice, LLC. She has filled many roles within the organization, and now provides guidance through her position on the Board of Director’s. Ms. Taucher was also instrumental in the formation of The Hope Foundation, which is a Non-Profit Organization, managed by the Agency. The Hope Foundation provides special wishes to seniors within the communities of East Texas.

Joe D. Allen, Administrator/Executive Director

Mr. Allen joined Legacy Hospice in 2006, and has been associated in several capacities since that time. Mr. Allen has over 30 years of experience in senior management, including positions with other companies in marketing, sales and administration. Mr. Allen was appointed as Administrator by the Board of Director’s in 2014.

Brad Woodard, Senior Vice President/Operations

Mr. Woodard joined Legacy Hospice in 2016, after having had 18 years of experience in the Health Care Industry. Mr. Woodard has been heavily involved in Skilled Nursing Facility Administration as well as Hospice Administration. He has served as a Regional Representative for the Texas Health Care Association, and has had corporate responsibilities in marketing and development of new programs within the Health Care Industry.

Terrie Cordell, RN Chief Compliance Officer, Chief Nursing Officer

Ms. Cordell has been a Registered Nurse for over 38 years. She joined the founding members in 2002 to assist in the development of the Agency. Ms. Cordell provides guidance in many areas of the Agency while serving as Chief Compliance Officer and Chief Nursing Officer.

Fran Castro, RN, CHPN Regional Vice President/Business Development

Ms. Castro has been a Registered Nurse for over 19 years and joined the Legacy Hospice team in 2011 as a regional clinical supervisor. Since joining Legacy she has been instrumental not only in the clinical realm, but also the business area of the Agency. She currently serves as Regional Vice President/Business Development and is also involved in Corporate Compliance.