Valley Hospice Care Center North Moves to Trinity West

June 23, 2016 8:40 a.m.

More than ten years ago, Valley Hospice opened the first inpatient hospice care center in the area. This July, after more than a decade of providing physical, emotional and spiritual support for patients and their families, Valley Hospice will move its Care Center North from Trinity East to Trinity West.
“Since its opening in 2004, Care Center North has received great support from the community,” said Dr. John Figel, Valley Hospice associate medical director. “It has been my privilege to collaborate with Valley Hospice to help make specialized end-of-life care available in our area. The move to Trinity West is a wonderful opportunity and will have a positive impact on our patients.”
The new Care Center was made possible thanks to a $250,000 Capital Campaign. “Without the support of our community and our generous donors this move to Trinity West would not have been a possibility,” said Cynthia Bougher, Valley Hospice chief executive officer.
The Mary Jane Brooks Charitable Trust, of Steubenville, was the major sponsor for this project, granting them naming rights for the new and improved care center. Thanks to their generous donation, the new care center will be called the “Valley Hospice Mary Jane Brooks Care Center North.”
Valley Hospice was also fortunate enough to receive contributions from members of the community, staff and board members, as well as grants from the Charles M. Pugliese and Thelma M. Pugliese Charitable Foundation and the Esther Simmons Charitable Trust.
The Valley Hospice Mary Jane Brooks Care Center North, scheduled to open the week of July 11, is located on the seventh floor of Trinity Medical Center West and will have six private rooms. This state-of-the-art facility will look and feel like home, with comfortable furnishings, a homelike family room, an eat-in kitchen where families can make home-cooked meals and a luxurious spa. Valley Hospice patients will have access to 24 hour nursing care with a low staff to patient ratio.
“Trinity Health System is pleased to partner with Valley Hospice in bringing its inpatient unit to our west campus,” said JoAnn Mulrooney, Trinity Health System vice president of operations and chief operating officer. “For our Trinity patients, the relocation eases the transfer from acute care to hospice care by simply a short elevator ride rather than an ambulance ride across town. Valley Hospice provides quality, compassionate care. We're looking forward to making the service even more accessible to our community and patients.”  
“We are very excited for the opportunity to move our Care Center to Trinity West,” said Bougher. “The new space will provide a welcoming and homelike environment for patients and their families. As your community hospice, we are committed to providing the best possible
Valley Hospice will be hosting a community open house for the newly renovated Mary Jane Brooks Care Center North at Trinity Medical West 7th floor on Sunday, July 10th from 1:30pm – 3:30pm. Valley Hospice invites anyone in the community to tour the facility and learn about Valley Hospice services.

(Pictured left to right: Carolyn Book, Valley Hospice Care Center Director; Andrea Hale, VP of Access and Clinical Services; Dr. John Figel, Associate Medical Director; Jo Ann Mulrooney, VP of Operations & COO; and Cynthia Bougher, Valley Hospice CEO)

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