Center for Hospice Care is laying the ground work – literally – for the future
To ensure that Center for Hospice Care (CHC) is prepared to meet the needs of our communities long into the future, CHC is excited to move into the public phase of its most ambitious comprehensive capital fundraising campaign ever - $10 million.
The centerpiece of “Cornerstones for Living: The Crossroads Campaign” is the construction of two additional buildings on the Mishawaka Campus: a new Clinical Staff Building and a new 12-bed Hospice House overlooking the St. Joseph River. “Since most all of CHC’s patients reside in their own homes, nursing homes, or assisted living facilities, we believe this new inpatient center will improve our ability to meet the needs of patients whose symptoms cannot fully be addressed in that setting,” said Mark Murray, CHC President / CEO.
The new clinical staff building, which acts as the focal point for providing hospice care throughout much of its service area, will replace the organization’s current 21-year old clinical staff offices and Hospice House in Roseland.
The campaign is also focused on ensuring CHC can continue its 37-year old promise that no one eligible for hospice services would be turned away due to an inability to pay for those services. With the generous support of the communities we serve, we’ve been able to keep that promise.
“Half of all deaths in America are now under hospice care and that’s increasing each year. At CHC, 25% of the 33,000 patients we’ve cared for over 36 years were seen in just the last four years alone. When you consider the first of the 76 million baby boomers began signing up for Medicare seven years ago, the need for hospice care will only escalate dramatically over the next 20 years. This ‘Crossroads’ campaign is all about CHC putting the infrastructure in place today to meet this need of our communities tomorrow,” said Murray.