Talbot Hospice Executive Director Vivian Dodge recently announced the opening of the last three guest rooms in the Eleanor A. Koons Hospice House on Cynwood Drive in Easton, bringing the total capacity in the residence to twelve.
“During the expansion in 2014-15, it was decided to double our capacity from six to 12 rooms in planning for the future, and just three short years later, we are ready to open the last three beds,” said Dodge. “Our growth has been robust over the past several months, and we are pleased to be able to serve the increased needs of our neighbors and community.”
The rooms are outfitted with smart bed technology for patients’ utmost comfort and safety, a state-of-the-art nurse call system to monitor and report on more than 30 individual data items, and comfortable recliner chairs for patient or family. “Our goal is to make sure our patients and families are comfortable in our home-like environment,” said Dodge. “It is gratifying to see the vision, ideas, hard work, and philanthropy of dedicated individuals, board members, and community leaders come to fruition.”
Talbot Hospice celebrated the milestone with an Open House including a blessing of the house by Chaplain Jody Gunn, a butterfly release, and an update on new initiatives.
Talbot Hospice has been providing hospice and grief support services since 1981 to patients facing life-limiting illness and their loved ones. To learn more about hospice services and programs call 410-822-6681 or visit TalbotHospice.org.