Catholic Hospice to Open Hospice Unit at St. Anne’s Nursing Center and Residence

Miami, FL—September 23, 2014 – Catholic Hospice is set to open a new inpatient care unit conveniently located in St. Anne’s Nursing Center and Residence to continue serving the hospice patients in Miami-Dade County. This inpatient care unit will include 8 rooms for terminally ill patients. The Inpatient care unit will start taking patients on Sunday, September 28, 2014. Catholic Hospice has been serving the South Florida Community for over 25 years. In recent years, Catholic Hospice opened inpatient care units at St. Catherine’s West and at Holy Cross Hospital. The Inpatient care unit is located on the 2nd Floor of St. Anne’s Nursing Center and Residence, 11855 Quail Roost Drive, Miami. "It has long been the goal of Catholic Hospice to provide a dedicated Inpatient Unit to the South Miami- Dade Community. The new St. Anne’s unit will serve the community with dedicated hospice staff to provide compassionate, quality care to those whose needs at the end of life cannot be met at home" said Bonnie Alkema, Executive Director of Catholic Hospice. Media is invited to join us along with prominent members of our community to our Open House on Thursday, September 25th from 4:00 – 7:00p.m. The Ribbon Cutting Ceremony will take place at 5:30p.m. For more information, please contact Amy Baena at 305-351-7103 or 786-493-0801. # # # Catholic Hospice is a not-for-profit health care organization providing end-of-life care to terminally ill patients and their families throughout Miami-Dade and Broward County. Catholic Hospice is dedicated to the preservation of the quality of life of people facing end of life issues. They provide pain control and symptom management, as well as spiritual and psychological support to over 500 patients and their bereaved families daily, regardless of race, religion, age, gender, ethnic background, handicap, diagnosis or financial resources. Catholic Hospice also sponsors programs such as the L’chaim Jewish Hospice Program, Wishes Granted, Pet Peace of Mind®, We Honor Veterans, Camp Erin®: a bereavement camp for children, and other bereavement support groups.