Hospice House Campaign
New Woodside Hospice House Campaign will expand care for families
Since we opened San Mateo County’s first hospice house in Fall 2015, we have cared for hundreds of patients in their last weeks of life, ranging in age from 26 to 106 – thanks to support from our entire community. The many kind words and notes we’ve received from families tell us that this is something our community really needed – and that need continues to grow.
That’s why we have just launched a new capital campaign to support the opening of a second hospice house. The goal of the campaign is to raise $4 million to fund the purchase of the home, start-up costs, and care for patients who are underinsured or cannot afford to stay at the house.
The six-bedroom home is conveniently located in Redwood City’s Woodside Plaza neighborhood, near Woodside Road and Highway 280. The additional beds and second location will greatly enhance our capacity to care for the San Mateo County and northern Santa Clara County community. The house will allow us to care for more patients at the end of life who need intensive, round-the-clock symptom management that cannot be provided at home.
“Having this second hospice house will let us support more patients and families across the Peninsula,” says Lisa Deal, RN, Chief Clinical Officer for Mission Hospice & Home Care.
Thanks to generous lead gifts from the Sequoia Healthcare District and Stanford Health Care, we have raised $1.5 million toward this goal. Our Campaign Co-Chairs Dr. Robert Roe and Lisa Deal are working with others to identify additional major gifts.
As we raise funds to support this project, we are renovating the facility so that it, like the San Mateo hospice house, can offer a peaceful, homelike place for patients in the last weeks of life who need intensive, round-the-clock symptom management that cannot be provided at home. The house will also offer a safety net for terminally ill patients whose caregivers need a few days of respite.
We expect to open the house this summer. We are now asking everyone in the community to join us in supporting our Woodside Hospice House Campaign. Together, we can raise the remaining $2.5 million necessary to give patients the gift of compassionate end-of-life care at the Woodside hospice house – and support for the entire family.
To find out more about our Woodside Hospice House campaign, contact Marsha at 650.532.2550 or by email.