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Community Hospice House Construction Completed

Bon Secours — Richmond, VA
06/29/2023

Thanks to donors, the Community Hospice House received an upgrade

The new construction connects the nurses' stations, making care easier and faster

On June 29th, 2023, the Bon Secours Richmond Health Care Foundation celebrated the completion of the Community Hospice House connector addition.

The finished construction received a formal blessing at the celebration. And we unveiled a plaque to honor the late Sister Vicky Segura, who was passionate about hospice in central Virginia. Around 50 donors, whose contributions supported this project, were in attendance.

The Community Hospice House is an acute care facility in Southside Richmond. It is the only one of its kind in the community and in the greater metro area. Its operation relies on donations to the Bon Secours Richmond Health Care Foundation.

The finished construction of the Community Hospice House in Richmond, VA.

The new hallway connects the two nurses' stations of the U-shaped structure. It will simplify patient care, streamline staff communication  and provide discreet mortuary access. 

The 16-bed house is peaceful and serene. Each patient room offers a garden view, a private bath, access to outdoors and access to restful areas. A dedicated team of doctors, nurses, social workers, chaplains and volunteers tend to patients and families. The addition will help enhance the experience of ease for all.

With its tranquil atmosphere and expert care providers, the house is an ideal space for family members to join in the care of their loved one during their end-of-life journey. You can donate at any time to help support its mission. Learn more below.

Community Hospice House

When staying at home isn't the best option, families can turn to the donor-supported Community Hospice House for round-the-clock care in a homelike environment. The Richmond area's only freestanding hospice facility offers the same warmth and comforts of home with the added support of a full-time specially trained hospice team. The Community Hospice House is open to all patients who meet the regulatory criteria regardless of physician or hospital affiliation.

Some patients have complex symptoms that can only be managed with a short stay in a health care setting. The Community Hospice House allows them to receive comfort measures without being admitted to a hospital or a nursing home. Our 16-bed facility uses donations like yours to support physical, emotional and spiritual needs of patients and their families. Beautiful gathering areas and gardens are available for families to share meals, pray and reflect, relax and find support in shared experiences.

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