CMH Breaks Ground on $550,000 Hospitality House on Sept. 5
More than 100 community members gathered this morning (Sept. 5) to celebrate the groundbreaking of the Tremain Family Hospitality House at Citizens Memorial Hospital. Located across the street from the Carrie J. Babb Cancer Center (CJBCC) at CMH, the Hospitality House will be an expanded service for oncology patients receiving treatment and care at the Cancer Center. Construction is expected to be completed by spring 2013.
The facility will include six suite-like rooms, a kitchen, TV lounge, hearth room, dining room, laundry facilities, resource library with computer access, front covered porch and staff office. Each suite will have handicapped accessible bathrooms and a refreshment station. The facility also features a tornado-safe room.
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 facility will cost $550,000. The lead donation was given by Juanita Tremain through the Tremain Family Trust. Nearly $400,000 has been raised to date.
For more information about the Tremain Family Hospitality House or for donation opportunities, please contact Jean Morrow, 417-328-6432, director of volunteers and special projects.
Image: (lft – rt) – Chuck Mauch, Steven Retherford, Larry Ralph, Dr. John Best, Russel Payne, Dave Strader, Brad Gregory, Keith Herbert, Jean Morrow, Donald J. Babb and Robin Sechler, break ground for the new Tremain Family Hospitality House on Sept. 5.
September 05, 2012