Naples First Palliative Care Center Coming Soon
Avow to Break Ground on Newest Facility; Community Invited to Celebrate
On Tuesday, January 12, the community is invited to join Avow for the celebratory groundbreaking of its newest building, The Lyon Palliative Care and Hospice Center. The ceremony will take place at 11:00 AM on the Avow campus at 1095 Whippoorwill Lane in Naples. Special guest speakers include national leaders in the field of palliative care Doctors Diane Meier and R. Sean Morrison and Avow benefactress Thelma Lyon.
The building will serve as the new home for Avow’s palliative care and hospice clinical teams plus community bereavement. It will be located adjacent to the Ispiri community center on the southeast side of the campus.
According to Avow President & CEO Jaysen Roa, “Construction of The Lyon Palliative Care and Hospice Center is made possible thanks to the generosity of Thelma Lyon. Thelma has been engaged in the national conversation about palliative care for a number of years and she is extremely passionate about advancing this new kind of care in our local community.
“Thelma also helped us secure our guest speakers, Diane Meier, MD, FACP and R. Sean Morrison, MD, co-directors of the Patty and Jay Baker National Palliative Care Center at Mount Sinai in New York. Doctors Meier and Morrison are well respected for their palliative care experience and knowledge. Both are published, award winning physicians who have appeared on television and in print media.”
The interdisciplinary facility will be built with ongoing community support garnered through the Promise 2 Give Campaign for Avow which, in addition to constructing the new facility, is dedicated to grow palliative care programs for adults and children and sustain hospice services at Avow.
Construction on the two-story, 24,000 square foot building will begin in January with expected completion targeted for November 2016. The building was designed by Phil Krieg, AIA, principal at Burt Hill/Pollock Krieg Architects. Construction will be facilitated by DeAngelis Diamond Construction.
The new facility will be the fourth building added to Avow’s fifteen acre campus. The E & L Smith Administration Center was built in 1992. The Frances Georgeson Hospice House inpatient unit was built in 2003; the Ispiri community center was added in 2010.
To RSVP for the groundbreaking event, please contact Kayla Kincaid at 239-430-3195.
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