Hospice Care Center Celebrates 1st Anniversary with Community Tree Lighting, Nov. 26

3,800 Lights to Honor 3,800 Days of Patient Care Provided This Year

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (Nov. 21, 2018) – Hospice of Chattanooga invites the community to celebrate the first anniversary of the Hospice Care Center at 937 Blackfoot St., across from the Erlanger Hospital emergency room entrance, on Monday, Nov. 26.

The community can come enjoy cocoa and cookies on the portico, from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., and watch as the courtyard tree -- decorated with 3,800 lights representing 3,800 days of patient care provided at the downtown facility over the last year -- comes to dazzling life at 5 p.m.

“As we enter a season of light and hope, we think it is fitting to celebrate the Hospice Care Center and its life-affirming mission of service to families whose loved ones are facing their end-of-life journeys,” Tracy Wood, president and CEO of Hospice of Chattanooga, said.

The Hospice Care Center offers a haven for patients who require short-term, around-the-clock nursing care to manage pain and physical symptoms which cannot be effectively administered at home or for patients who need specialized wound management care.

The center provides a home-like environment with 14 comfortable patient rooms and dedicated gathering areas for families. It is staffed 24 hours a day entirely by hospice professionals specializing in pain control and symptom management.

It also is a place where families will find emotional and spiritual support, as well as the peace of mind that comes from knowing their loved one is in good hands. Families also can receive caregiver education and grief counseling through the center.

For patients who qualify for this level of care, the center’s services are covered 100 percent by Medicare and most Medicaid and commercial insurances.

The Hospice Care Center is conveniently located in downtown Chattanooga just across the street from the Erlanger Hospital Emergency Room entrance.

About Hospice of Chattanooga

Founded in 1980, Hospice of Chattanooga offers a variety of family-focused services that seek to meet the medical, emotional and spiritual needs of patients during their end-of-life journey, and to support their loved ones through the process and beyond. Chattanooga’s first and longest-running hospice organization also offers palliative care services for the chronically ill who are not facing a terminal diagnosis and special programs for children facing life-limiting illnesses. Hospice of Chattanooga serves people in 18 counties in southeast Tennessee and northwest Georgia through eight locations in Chattanooga, Athens, Cleveland, Dayton, Jasper and Rossville. More information is available at www.hospiceofchattanooga.org or by calling (423) 892-4289.

As we enter a season of light and hope, we think it is fitting to celebrate the Hospice Care Center and its life-affirming mission of service to families whose loved ones are facing their end-of-life journeys.

Tracy Wood, president and CEO of Hospice of Chattanooga
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About Hospice of Chattanooga

Founded in 1980, Hospice of Chattanooga offers a variety of family-focused services that seek to meet the medical, emotional and spiritual needs of patients during their end-of-life journey, and to support their loved ones through the process and beyond. Chattanooga’s first and longest-running hospice organization also offers palliative care services for the chronically ill who are not facing a terminal diagnosis and special programs for children facing life-limiting illnesses. Hospice of Chattanooga serves people in 18 counties in southeast Tennessee and northwest Georgia through eight locations in Chattanooga, Athens, Cleveland, Dayton, Jasper and Rossville. More information is available at www.hospiceofchattanooga.org or by calling (423) 892-4289.

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