NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla. (September 10, 2013) – Gulfside Regional Hospice held an open house to rededicate its Bereavement and Community Outreach Center on Sept. 5.
The open house featured speakers, a ribbon cutting and memorial butterfly release at the renovated Hospice House and Bereavement Center, located at 6224 – 6230 Lafayette St. in downtown New Port Richey.
“This new beginning of the Bereavement and Community Outreach Center symbolizes growth and change, but holds tightly on to the core values of our mission to serve,” said Linda Ward, Gulfside’s president and CEO. “We are at this open house to celebrate that mission together.”
In addition to Ward speaking, Gulfside’s one of Gulfside’s founders Carol Springer spoke, and talked about being at the same site 23 years earlier when the original Hospice House was opened on August 30. Family members of a hospice patient, as well as members of the operations and fundraising departments also spoke during the open house.
During the open house, visitors saw updates to both the former Hospice House and the Bereavement Center and enjoyed lunch. Members of the West Pasco Chamber of Commerce were also on hand to lead the ribbon cutting.
At the new Center, bereavement support groups and individual counseling takes place. Spanish-speaking bereavement groups are also available. Gulfside’s bereavement services are available to community members, free of charge, regardless of previous association with the hospice.
Licensed since 1989, Gulfside Regional Hospice has been caring for patients and their families, providing the highest quality of care and loving support and giving medical treatment with comfort and with dignity and respect. Gulfside employs 300 professionals, who care for more than 375 patients daily. For more information about the hospice or any of the Centers, call 800-561-4883 or visit www.GRHospice.org.