Group Hospice & Palliative Care and Baptist Health introduced a $500,000 donation and joint venture for a brand new hospice at Baptist Medical Middle Jacksonville downtown.
Alice and O’Neal Douglas made the contribution to the brand new inpatient unit beneath development and anticipated to open in October 2019. The Douglas Middle for Caring at Baptist Medical Middle Jacksonville will be the ninth such Group Hospice inpatient facility.
O’Neal Douglas was a former board chairman at Baptist Medical. He also was chairman and chief government officer of American Heritage Life Insurance Co. and American Heritage Life Funding Corp.
Alice Douglas served for a few years as an auxilian for Wolfson Youngsters’s Hospital and was a board member for The Guild of the Jacksonville Symphony Affiliation.
“Alice and I are pleased to be part of bringing this essential aspect of care into the fantastic establishment of Baptist Medical Middle Jacksonville,” O’Neal Douglas stated.
Along with hospice care, the new middle will function bereavement and grief providers. Like different Group Hospice & Palliative Care’s Centers for Caring, household and associates are welcome to go to at any time. In a single day stays and visits from family pets are also welcome, hospice officers stated.
“This act of giving again by the Douglas household is from the guts of their longtime affiliation with Baptist Health,” stated Michael Mayo, hospital president of Baptist Medical Middle Jacksonville. “Many patients’ and families’ lives will probably be touched by this unit being out there on our campus, which can make vital end of life transitions a lot much less disturbing.”
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