Bolstered by steady growth since its founding in 2012, Emmanuel Hospice will celebrate its move into a new and expanded office space with an open house on Thursday, July 18.
The open house will begin at 3 p.m. at 401 Hall St. SW, Suite 263 with a blessing of the office, followed by a ribbon-cutting ceremony with the Grand Rapids Chamber of Commerce. Guests will then have the opportunity to explore program stations featuring live music, massage therapy, virtual reality and pet visitors until 6 p.m.
“The growth of our organization has been beyond our expectations, and we are delighted to be in a new space that will allow us to better serve our patients, families, staff and volunteers,” said Sara Lowe, executive director of Emmanuel Hospice. “We hope our community and beyond will join us for this open house, which will allow us to showcase the portfolio of complementary programs we offer to serve our patients and their families with the highest level of care and compassion.”
The new office space is 5,400 square feet, which is an increase of 3,500 square feet from Emmanuel’s previous office space at St. Ann’s Home. The new office space, which is located just south of downtown Grand Rapids, includes a dedicated grief support room, collaborative workspaces, a large conference room, space for interdisciplinary team meetings and 13 private offices. The new space also offers convenient access to US 131 and I-196, as well as free and abundant parking.
The move comes two years after the faith-based nonprofit provider of hospice care expanded its former headquarters at St. Ann’s to accommodate new team members. Since inception, Emmanuel’s team has grown from one part-time employee to 48 employees and has expanded programs, such as its complementary therapy offerings.
“As we continue to refine our services in our new space, it’s important to us to honor St. Ann’s and the Carmelite Sisters for being the supportive roots from which we could grow,” Lowe said. “Our partnership will remain strong with St. Ann’s and our other partners, Clark, Porter Hills and Sunset, as we continue to expand.”
Since opening its doors, Emmanuel Hospice has grown to care for more than 100 families a day in the four-county area. Last year, the organization cared for more than 455 patients and an estimated 1,365 caregivers who supported them on their end-of-life journeys.
Additionally, Emmanuel Hospice has:
- Provided grief counseling and support services to 3,025 family members and friends
- Served 915 community members through grief support programs
- Provided education on end-of-life issues to 3,165 area residents
- Benefited from more than 40 volunteers who donated more than 9,100 hours of time to provide comfort, care and support to patients and families
Those interested in attending the open house are encouraged to RSVP by Wednesday, July 3, 2019 to Katie Joseph at firstname.lastname@example.org.
401 Hall St SW #263
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Thursday, July 18, 2019
3:00 – 6:00 pm