The Executive Committees of Big Bend Hospice’s Board of Directors and Big Bend Hospice Foundation’s Board of Trustees unanimously passed a measure at their March meeting to name their new family-focused building the JEAN MCCULLY FAMILY HOUSE. The building will be located adjacent to the existing Margaret Z. Dozier Hospice House and should be opening within the next year.
“Jean McCully was a driving force in the creation of Big Bend Hospice more than 30 years ago and has continued to be a passionate and tireless supporter of our mission within the community.,” says Cathy Adkison, President and CEO of Big Bend Hospice. “This is a wonderful way to express our appreciation for all she has done and continues to do in support of our patients and their loved ones.”
As part of their 30th Anniversary celebration, Big Bend Hospice will continue to enhance and expand the quality of services offered to patients and families by breaking ground on the Jean McCully Family House this spring. Many of the families and friends visiting patients in the Hospice House have come a great distance with limited resources to spend quality time with their loved ones. Big Bend Hospice recognizes their need for a place to gather, grieve, rest and meet with key staff on their Hospice team. The Jean McCully Family House will be a place where families can share the end of life experience with their loved ones with dignity, peace and privacy. At the same time, Big Bend Hospice is renovating the Margaret Z. Dozier Hospice House to ensure that patients have the best care and services they can provide. A groundbreaking and dedication ceremony will be scheduled later this spring for the Jean McCully Family House, which is being built as part of a $2.5M Capital Campaign to increase Big Bend Hospice’s support services to the community and medically upgrade the Margaret Dozier Hospice House.
Big Bend Hospice has been serving our community since 1983 with compassionate end- of- life care along with grief and loss counselors available to provide information and support to anyone in Leon, Jefferson, Taylor, Madison, Gadsden, Liberty, Franklin or Wakulla County. If you would like additional information about services, please call 850-878-5310 or visit www.bigbendhospice.org.