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The Service League of Greenville Inpatient Hospice House celebrates 10 Years

November 06, 2018 by Erica Mizelle

Greenville, N.C. – The Service League of Greenville Inpatient Hospice House opened in September 2008 with a goal of providing care, comfort and compassion at the end of life.

In the decade that’s followed, the house has provided that and more for eastern North Carolina and the patients and families served by hospice.

“The house—and the services it enables us to provide—is an incredible community resource,” said Dr. Tae Joon Lee, medical director of The Service League of Greenville Inpatient Hospice. “It is my honor and privilege to care for people at this stage of life. Our ability to offer a ‘home away from home’ for those who need it most is invaluable.”

The nearly 10,000-square-foot facility has eight beds and serves 230 patients a year. The house also welcomes family and friends, including children and pets. In addition to hospice services, short-term stays are also available, should care need to be coordinated for a loved one while a caretaker is away.

“The inpatient hospice house offers another option for patients facing difficult decisions,” said Dan Drake, PhD, RN, president of Vidant Home Health and Hospice and senior vice president of operations for Vidant Medical Group. “Our mission to improve the health and well-being of eastern North Carolina includes those we care for at the end of life, and this house enables us to further align treatment with a person’s individual needs.”

In addition to offering medical care toward maintaining or improving quality of life for someone with an illness, disease or condition that is unlikely to be cured, hospice also provides support for caregivers during a loved one’s illness and grief support after death.

“Whether someone needs the higher level of care the hospice house provides or engages with our resources at their home, assisted living community or in the hospital, we are here to serve,” said Dr. Lee. “No one should go through this journey on their own. We’re here to help.”

Vidant Home Health and Hospice provides services in 20 counties for Hospice and 17 for Home Health, with offices in Greenville, Kenansville, Washington, Windsor and Ahoskie, N.C.

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Media contact: Erica Mizelle, 252-531-4612 or erica.mizelle@vidanthealth.com

 

About The Service League of Greenville

Founded in 1938, The Service League of Greenville, Inc. is a non-profit, all-volunteer service organization of approximately 165 women who donate willingly of their time and talent for the benefit of their community—Greenville, Pitt County, and eastern North Carolina. Averaging 16,000 volunteer hours each year, we strive to bring hope and comfort through our service work with Vidant Medical Center, Ronald McDonald House, Children’s Miracle Network, McConnell-Raab Hope Lodge, and Service League of Greenville Inpatient Hospice. We help in-need families through the Service League of Greenville’s Laughinghouse fund, Layette program and community projects. Learn more about The Service League of Greenville—including the programs and organizations the league supports—by visiting https://serviceleaguegreenvillenc.org/.

About Vidant Health

Vidant Health is a mission-driven, 1,512-bed health system that annually serves more than 1.4 million people in 29 eastern North Carolina counties. The not-for-profit system is made up of more than 12,500 employees, eight hospitals, home health, hospice, wellness centers, and Vidant Medical Group, a multi-specialty physician and provider group with more than 500 providers in more than 90 locations in eastern North Carolina. Vidant is affiliated with The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University. As a major resource for health services and education, Vidant has a mission to improve the health and well-being of eastern North Carolina. For more information, visit www.vidanthealth.com.
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