The Merlin and Carolyn Hanson Hospice Center in Stevensville, Michigan has 16 large, private patient rooms with provisions for family to stay overnight, large and small gathering rooms, and a comforting environment. The rooms feature adjoining private baths and decor that is comfortable, calm, and peaceful. Each room has natural views or a small private patio area where patients and families can enjoy companionship in an open-air setting. The facility has common areas and private alcoves for conversation and comfort.
The $5.5 million construction cost of the 18,400-square-foot Merlin and Carolyn Hanson Hospice Center was and is dependent upon philanthropic support. The Hanson’s provided a $1.5 million lead gift toward the facility.
Families are encouraged to participate in the care of their loved ones whenever and however their abilities allow. Unlimited 24-hour visitation encourages visitors and even pets to be present. The Merlin and Carolyn Hanson Hospice Center is the first of its kind in Berrien County.
For more information about supporting the new hospice residence, contact Hospice at Home, a Lakeland HealthCare Affiliate, at (269) 429-7100, or the Lakeland Health Foundations at (269) 927-5143.
Merlin & Carolyn Hanson
Hanson Care Park
4382 Cleveland Avenue