EvergreenHealth donors raise more than $340K for Hospice Care Center

  • Mon Sep 4th, 2017 8:00am
  • Life

In celebration of the EvergreenHealth Gene & Irene Wockner Hospice Care Center’s 25th anniversary in 2016, The EvergreenHealth Foundation partnered with several generous families to raise more than $344,000 to support facility renovations and build a new playground for younger visitors.

The Hospice Center recently dedicated several new facility features and installed six new plaques to thank the families for their generosity.

“These generous donations not only allow EvergreenHealth to perform necessary maintenance upgrades, but they also help to fund the training that our wonderful hospice volunteers receive, and provide support for our Grief and Bereavement Service program that offers complimentary support to families and individuals grieving a loss,” said CEO Bob Malte in a press release. “These outstanding gifts help us to deliver an exceptional and compassionate experience to the thousands of families supported by our freestanding hospice center—the only one of its kind in King and Snohomish Counties—and by our in-home hospice care services, as well.”

The Foundation and Hospice Care Center recently dedicated several new facility features, including:

Patient Room – gift of the Cottrell family in memory of Sara Jane Cottrell

Conference and Training Room – gift of the Snepp family in memory of Dave Snepp

Family Kitchen – gift of the Lyon and Smith family in memory of Byron Lyon

Children’s Play Center – gift of Frimer family in memory of Morris Frimer

Kids’ Playground – gift of the family and friends of Linda Kay Cooper DeYoung

Family Room – gift of the Reese Family in honor of Bill Reese

The EvergreenHealth Foundation works in collaboration with community members to finance new programs and initiatives to expand healthcare on the Eastside, helping EvergreenHealth remain on the cutting-edge of technology; provide uncompensated care and community health outreach and wellness programs; and build new facilities for patient care and research.

The EvergreenHealth Gene & Irene Wockner Hospice Care Center, located on the EvergreenHealth campus, offers 15 private patient rooms, sleeping space for visitors, a main family room and full kitchens for guests, and beautiful lush gardens. Its team of providers, employees and volunteers has special expertise in the management of physical, emotional and spiritual needs that arise during end-of-life care, and help by providing space for a peaceful transition for patients to live as fully as possible, until the end of life.

In September 2016, of the Gene & Irene Wockner Hospice Care Center celebrated 25 years of service, honoring the community of volunteers, staff and supporters who contribute to the Puget Sound area’s only free-standing hospice center. To learn more about EvergreenHealth Hospice Care, visit www.evergreenhealth.com/hospice.