Good Samaritan Builds $13 Million Center for Caring
Virginia-based Good Samaritan Hospice is constructing a residential facility in the Roanoke community in its home state.
The new 30,000-square-foot Center for Caring will feature 16 private rooms for residential hospice patients in need of 24-hour care. Construction costs are expected to reach $13 million, financed primarily through philanthropic donations, local newspaper The Roanoke Times reported.
“Our goal is the highest-quality end-of-life care possible,” Good Samaritan CEO Aaron Housh told the Times. “Since I’ve been here I’ve met families who want this level of care. It’s hard to believe it’s not available here.”
Hospice & Palliative Care of the Piedmont to Rebrand
Hospice & Palliative Care of the Piedmont is rebranding as Care of the Piedmont, including a new logo.
Through the rebrand, the Virginia-based nonprofit joins the ranks of providers that have removed the word “hospice” from their names to reflect their broader range of services and reduce fear among patients and families.
“We are thrilled to unveil our new logo and embark on these exciting rebranding initiatives which further exemplify the full scope of care we offer to patients with advanced illness,” Charlene Kish, CEO of Hospice & Palliative Care of the Piedmont told local news outlet The Lakelands Connector. “We remain dedicated to providing compassionate and comprehensive care to individuals and families throughout our service area.”
The hospice serves seven Virginia counties.
Indiana-based Anew Care Expands Services
Indianapolis-headquartered Anew Care is expanding its service region to Fort Wayne, Indiana.
The expansion is expected to add 40 full-time jobs to the area, according to a report in Inside Business Indiana.The organization is the parent company of Anew Home Health, Anew Hospice and Anew Palliative Care.
With the new office, Anew expects to see annual revenues of more than $8 million over three years.
“What’s really exciting about this expansion is that we will be building upon our extensive experience in hospice and home health care, and customizing it for the Fort Wayne community,” Brown said in a news release. “We are pulling together a team of highly experienced clinical and hospice professionals from a variety of backgrounds, who embody our Anew culture and are focused on creating the best outcomes for our patients.”
Avera Sacred Heart Hospital to Reopen Hospice House
Avera Sacred Heart Hospital, located in South Dakota, has reopened its Avera Majestic Bluffs Hospice House, which closed in December 2020.
The hospital closed the facility at the height of the pandemic due to safety concerns for patients and employees around infection control, as well as staffing challenges.
“With the end of the COVID-19-related public health emergency and our ability to staff the Hospice House, we are looking forward to once again making this option available in the community,” said Anthony Erickson, the Vice President of Senior Services at Avera Sacred Heart Hospital. “We have seen the tremendous impact the environment provides for patients and their loved ones as they are going through the end-of-life journey.”
The facility includes six private, home-like suites, private bathrooms and dining rooms, a family consultation room and accommodations for visitors, among other amenities.