Officials with Deaconess Health System in Evansville have broken ground on a $10.4 million palliative care facility. The inpatient Deaconess Hospice House will offer pain management and symptom control services. The project is expected to be complete in a year.
Deaconess says the facility, which is located on Deaconess Hospital’s main Evansville campus, is a response to the growing need for end-of-life care in the Tri-State. When it opens next fall, the new center will replace the current unit on the third floor of Deaconess Hospital. Officials say The Charlier Hospice Center, which is on Walnut Street in Evansville, "will continue operations as usual."
Deaconess Hospice House will initially include seven beds with adjoining suites for loved ones. It will also have space to double its patient care capabilities.
The system includes six southern Indiana hospitals: Deaconess Hospital, Deaconess Gateway Hospital, The Women’s Hospital, Deaconess Cross Pointe, HealthSouth Deaconess Rehabilitation Hospital and The Heart Hospital at Deaconess Gateway.