Freestanding Hospice House Coming to UVMC

Premier Pulse     November 2018

Ohio’s Hospice of Miami County is constructing a freestanding Hospice House and administrative office on the Upper Valley Medical Center campus. This building will give hospice patients a new option for inpatient hospice care and expanded opportunities for end-of-life educational offerings for the community.

The building will initially have 12 beds when it opens in late 2019, with sufficient space on the site for a six-bed addition when needed. There will be an interfaith chapel, as well as a center of excellence training center.

Ohio’s Hospice of Miami County opened a seven-bed inpatient unit inside UVMC in late 2014. Those services, along with the offices at the Summit Professional Building in Troy, will relocate to the approximately 32,000 square-foot facility, which will be adjacent to Koester Pavilion on the north side of the hospital campus.

The new building will feature a spa and massage room for patients, exterior doors in all patient rooms to enable them to enjoy the outdoors, private meeting spaces for families, a large family living area, and a center of excellence meeting space for clinical and community education programs. The facility will be home to 75 staff members and more than 125 volunteers.

Ohio’s Hospice of Miami County is a community-based nonprofit organization founded in 1983 to improve the quality of life for people and families facing life-limiting illnesses. Services – provided to anyone who qualifies, regardless of the patient’s insurance coverage or ability to pay – are currently provided in patient homes, extended care and assisted living facilities, and a dedicated inpatient care wing at Upper Valley Medical Center.

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