Community Hospice opens new inpatient care center at Baptist Medical Center Nassau
June 27, 2014 | Jacksonville, FL
Baptist Medical Center Nassau announced the opening of a new Community Hospice inpatient care center on the first floor of its new medical office building adjacent to the hospital. The Community Hospice Jane and Bill Warner Center for Caring will provide acute end-of-life care in a home-like setting.
“The addition of Community Hospice enables Baptist Nassau to provide compassionate care throughout the full continuum of our patients’ lives,” said Stephen Lee, hospital president of Baptist Nassau. “The fact that the new hospice center is an integral part of our hospital campus will make patient transfers seamless and provide families with the peace of mind that their loved ones are being well cared for. We will be able to take patients from a hospital room directly to a hospice room, so they will never have to leave our facility.”
The new Community Hospice Center for Caring offers personalized, compassionate end-of-life care in a comfortable, family friendly setting. It features eight private bedrooms and bathrooms, comfortable and spacious family gathering areas, a family laundry area and kitchen and a meditation room. A large walled garden surrounds the center. Family and friends may visit any time, including overnight stays and family pets are welcome. The center has its own private entrance, making it feel like a stand-alone building while having the advantage of being connected to the hospital.
Community Hospice care enhances comfort and quality of life by focusing on medical needs, in addition to patients’ physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs and wishes. Physicians, nurses, psychosocial specialists, home health aides, chaplains and volunteers all come together to care for patients and provide support to their families.
“Community Hospice focuses on enhancing the range of services we provide to residents of Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island and throughout Nassau County,” said Susan Ponder-Stansel, president and CEO of Community Hospice. “We have a long-standing relationship with Baptist Health and look forward to collaborating further with their physicians and staff to help bring comfort to those dealing with advanced illness.”
The center is named in honor of Jane and Bill Warner, founders of the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance, in recognition of the remarkable legacy the Warners and the Concours have left and will continue to leave on Nassau County. Through the Concours , the Warners have demonstrated their steadfast commitment and service to Florida’s First Coast. Their remarkable support of Community Hospice has provided patients and families with compassionate care from exceptionally dedicated physicians and nurses.
Baptist Nassau’s new three-story medical office building is an $8 million expansion which also features Baptist Heart Specialists, the Borland-Groover Clinic, a new sleep lab and urology and pulmonology services.