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Joliet Hospice campaign will add to impatient unit

4/1/2019, 7:55 p.m.
Thetimesweekly.com Joliet Area Community Hospice began in 1982 and changed the face of inpatient hospice care when it opened the ...
Joliet Area Community Hospice

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Joliet Area Community Hospice began in 1982 and changed the face of inpatient hospice care when it opened the first free standing hospice home inpatient unit in Illinois in 2004. Now fifteen years later, JACH is embarking on a capital campaign to add a twelve-room addition to the Hospice Home and renovate and enhance the existing structure.

The $3.5 million Remembering from the Heart Campaign for the Hospice Home will take advantage of recent state legislation passed in 2018 increasing the maximum hospice inpatient unit size to 20 beds, by adding four patient rooms; adding a multi-family kitchen and dining area; adding a larger commercial kitchen and larger spiritual space; renovating the existing patient rooms to add a refrigerator, sink, all new furniture and fixtures and French doors leading to private outside patios; and relocating nursing staff adjacent to patient rooms.

JACH cared for over 2,000 patients in 2018, with 517 of those patients in the inpatient unit alone. The greater number of rooms will allow for even more patients to receive the specialized, quality care of the inpatient unit. The capital project will improve and enhance the patient and family experience for many years to come.

You are invited to be part of the groundbreaking ceremony on Wednesday, April 24th at 4:30 p.m. at Joliet Area Community Hospice, 250 Water Stone Circle, Joliet. The Remembering from the Heart campaign offers naming opportunities. Gifts at all levels are appreciated. If you are interested in attending the ground breaking or donating to the campaign, visit joliethospice.org or contact the Development Department at 815.740.4104 ext 335.