Hospice House Partners with Four Seasons Hospice

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The Hospice House Foundation of WNC, Inc. Macon County is proud to announce their partnership with Four Seasons Hospice of Henderson County, NC. The mission of the Hospice House Foundation of WNC, Inc. is to provide an inpatient facility for hospice patients for end of life care, and to support our hospice patients and families in our community. The non-profit, private foundation was formed by a group of local hospice volunteers, doctors and community members who saw the need as a result of their various experiences with loved ones and patients. Seeing this great need for a facility, the Hospice House Foundation of WNC, Inc., petitioned the state of North Carolina in writing, and appeared personally before the State Medical Facilities Planning Commission on three different occasions in 2009 requesting six beds for Macon County. Hospice beds must be granted by the State of North Carolina, just like hospital beds, MRI Units, etc. The Foundation’s Petition for six beds was granted in September of 2009. The Foundation chose Four Seasons Hospice as their partner to operate the facility because they are not only one of the top hospice agencies in North Carolina, but are one of the premier Hospice and Palliative Care agencies in the country. Four Seasons specializes in end-of-life care, and has been serving their area since 1981, and are now passionately and compassionately, serving over 600 patients daily in their homes, and in their inpatient facility, Elizabeth House, located on their campus in Flat Rock, NC. In 2009, Four Seasons was one of only three organizations in the United States that specialize in end-of-life care, to receive the prestigious Circle of Life Award. We feel that by choosing Four Seasons as our partner, we will be closer to making a hospice inpatient facility become a reality for our hospice families in our community. For more information contact: Michele Alderson, President Hospice House Foundation of WNC, Inc. PO Box 815 Franklin, NC 28744 828-524-6375 PRESS RELEASE Date: May 5, 2010 Contact: Michele Alderson 524-6375 micheleralderson@yahoo.com

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