CMH announces lead gift for new hospitality house
Facility to be named Tremain Family Hospitality House
Citizens Memorial Healthcare announced today (Dec. 16) that the Tremain Family Foundation has provided the lead gift for a hospitality house. The Tremain Family Hospitality House will be an expanded service for patients receiving treatment and care at the Carrie J. Babb Cancer Center (CJBCC) at CMH.
“The Tremain Family has a long history of supporting CMH and the CMH Foundation,” says Donald J. Babb, chief executive officer/executive director of CMH. “We are so appreciative of the Tremain family for generously providing the lead gift that will help so many families that sometimes travel long distances to receive their cancer treatments at the Cancer Center.”
Located near the CJBCC in the house that formerly was used as office space for surgical services and endocrinology clinics, the facility will be renovated and expanded to include six private suites, a kitchen, TV lounge, hearth room, dining room, laundry facilities, resource library with computer access, outdoor courtyard, and staff office. Each suite will have handicapped accessible bathrooms and a refreshment station.
The hospitality house is expected to cost $500,000 and will be completed in summer 2011. The project was adopted by the CMH Auxiliary after several requests came to the Auxiliary board to provide lodging for patients needing a place to stay while receiving care at CJBCC. The house was once owned by the CMH Auxiliary founder, the late Lillian Hutcheson and her husband, John.
For more information about the Tremain Family Hospitality House or for donation opportunities, please contact the CMH Information Center at 417-328-6010 or 888-328-6010.
December 16, 2010