New expansion opens at Hospice Home at High Point

Jun. 06, 2013 @ 02:33 PM

Hospice of the Piedmont has received its license to operate and admit patients to the 4,600-square-foot expansion of its Hospice Home at High Point inpatient facility.
The new wing was dedicated last month and began operations last week.
Four new patient suites have been added to the existing 14-bed facility, along with additional space for families and staff, including a large sunroom, family room, staff areas, offices, and a second team station. Current garden areas have also been expanded to include a meditation walkway and pavilion.
Ten additional employees have been added to the current staff to accommodate operations in the new wing. The director of Hospice Home is Laura Cammer, who has been with the agency for 12 years, including seven years as the director.
Construction on the project began in September. The state approved Hospice of the Piedmont’s Certificate of Need application to add the new rooms in late 2011.
“All of the new rooms are general inpatient rooms for those with the greatest needs,” explained William T. (Trent) Cockerham, president and chief executive officer of Hospice of the Piedmont.
“We care for patients of all ages and conditions, and the focus is on comfort for both the patient and the family.  When home care is not possible, many patients prefer to receive end-of-life care in a setting like Hospice Home that is a comfortable, home-like environment with round-the-clock care and support for them and their family.”
Architect for the one-story, craftsman-style addition was TFF Architects & Planners, with interiors by ID Collaborative. General contractor for the project was Lomax Construction Co. 
Hospice Home is located at 1801 Westchester Drive, adjacent to Hospice of the Piedmont’s administrative offices. Hospice Home originally opened in October 2006 and has cared for more than 2,000 patients during the past 6½ years.
A capital campaign called “Where Hope Lives” raised about $1.5 million from supporters in the community to complete the project.  The committee was co-chaired by Susan and Rob Culp and Barbara and Paul Coughlin.
For more information about Hospice of the Piedmont, visit its website at www.hospiceofthepiedmont.org.