Caring for Our Loved Ones
Center for Hospice Care (CHC) recently launched the public phase of its most ambitious campaign yet: $10 million over five years. The announcement was made during a press conference on March 16 at CHC’s Mishawaka Campus. The money raised in the campaign will help CHC deliver its mission “to improve the quality of living” for years to come.
The centerpiece of Cornerstones for Living: The Crossroads Campaign is the construction of two new buildings on the Mishawaka Campus: a Clinical Staff Building and a 12-bed Hospice House overlooking the St. Joseph River. “Most of CHC’s patients reside in their homes, nursing homes, or assisted living facilities, so we believe this new inpatient center will improve our ability to meet the needs of patients whose symptoms cannot fully be addressed in those settings,” said Mark Murray, CHC President/CEO.
Preparing for Tomorrow
“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. The first of the 76 million baby boomers began signing up for
Medicare seven years ago, so the need for hospice care will escalate dramatically over the next 15 to 20 years. This ‘Crossroads’ campaign is all about CHC putting the infrastructure in place today to meet the needs of our community tomorrow,” said Murray.
CHC is preparing for this future by expanding facilities and endowing our signature programs. We are committed to our promise that no one eligible for hospice care will be turned away, regardless of their ability to pay.