ALPENA, Michigan, (Aug. 2, 2016)
On Aug. 3, Hospice of Michigan’s Alpena office will move to a new location at 145 N. State Ave., inside the Harborside Center, near the intersection of U.S. 23 Business and Chisholm Street. The new office maintains Hospice of Michigan’s presence in the heart of Alpena, in an easy-to-find location, less than a quarter mile from its previous location on Chisholm Street.
The new office provides Hospice of Michigan’s staff with private office space as well as a training space for meetings, grief support programming and volunteer use. A small conference room, shared kitchenette, restrooms and ample parking will also provide staff, volunteers and visitors with better accommodations to conduct grief support programs and other services for the community.
The nonprofit hospice organization has served Alpena since 1980.
“After 25 years on Chisholm Street, the location simply was no longer configured best for the work we do,” Sheri Reynolds, Hospice of Michigan operations manager for Alpena, said. “The new office is a smart use of space, and still in a spot that is easily accessible to the community we serve.”
“Our ‘office’ has always been at the bedside, providing excellent hospice care,” Bob Cahill, Hospice of Michigan president and CEO, said. “Our Alpena staff is happy to continue our mission at the new location in the Harborside Center.”
Hospice of Michigan is planning a community open house in the near future, date to be determined.
About Hospice of Michigan
A nationally recognized leader in end-of-life care, Hospice of Michigan is the original – and largest – hospice in the state. The nonprofit cares for nearly 1,800 patients each day, raising more than $5 million each year to cover the cost of care for the uninsured and underinsured. HOM offers a broad range of services to enhance the quality of life at the end of life, including community-based palliative care and pediatric care programs. HOM provides grief support and counseling, caregiver education and support, and education programs for physicians and health care professionals through its research, training and education arm, the Hospice of Michigan Institute. In January 2016, HOM joined forces with Arbor Hospice and Palliative Care, strengthening the mission of nonprofit hospice in Michigan to ensure patients and their caregivers receive the highest quality of care. For more information, call 888.247.5701 or visit www.hom.org.