Hospice House Campaign
When we enter this world we are surrounded by love, comfort and care. When we leave, don’t we deserve the same?
We Did It!
Olathe Medical Center is proud to announce that we have surpassed our fundraising goal to build a hospice house at Olathe Medical Park. The campaign earned its capstone achievement by meeting a challenge grant from the J.E. and L.E. Mabee Foundation.
The challenge criteria were set in April of 2011 stating if OMC could raise $3 million by April 13, 2012, the Mabee Foundation would provide a $500,000 grant to the campaign. The campaign stood at approximately $1.2 million at that time. Over the past year, OMC reached a total of more than $3.2 million in donations and pledges.
"The support for this fundraising effort has been phenomenal," Frank H. Devocelle, President/CEO of Olathe Health System, said. "We believe the people we serve deserve to receive their healthcare at end-of-life from a system they know and trust. We have a very long list of more than 1,400 donors who showed us they agree."
Olathe Medical Center is in the process of producing the final architectural drawings for the hospice house and surrounding grounds. The actual start date of construction is still to be determined, but the goal is to begin by the end of 2012. Olathe Medical Center anticipates the project will take 15-18 months to complete.
Olathe Health System has provided hospice services for more than 30 years. We believe the end of life can be a meaningful time for patients and their loved ones. When staying at home at the end of one’s life is not an option, there is a peaceful care alternative—inpatient hospice care. The home-like environment provides medical and nursing care, plus emotional and spiritual support, not only for the patient, but also family and friends. This “home” would be dedicated and uniquely equipped to provide modern medicine and compassionate care to terminally ill patients, enabling them and their families to live fully and comfortably while coping with end-of-life issues.
An unmet need is evidenced in our communities due to a lack of inpatient hospice facilities. We believe the communities we serve deserve to receive their healthcare at end-of-life from a system they know and trust. We currently have a well-established, strong, holistic, interdisciplinary and compassionate hospice team ready to support the patient and nurture the family through an inpatient hospice facility.
Hospice House Amenities
- A private and serene environment, inside and out, located at Olathe Medical Park, on the campus of Olathe Medical Center.
- Expected eight individual patient/family suites with the ability to expand.
- Communal sitting areas, kitchen facilities, flower gardens and other amenities to ensure a comfortable setting.
- Around-the-clock nursing care.
- Respite care.
A hospice house at Olathe Medical Park will be built and managed as a service to the community. These programs rely heavily on contributions from the community for the initial construction and ongoing sustainability of services. Opportunities to support the endeavor can be designated to: construction, equipment, furnishings, operations and/or endowment. Although the initial fundraising goal of $3.5 million was met, there is a need for additional funds for future operations and services.
- Initial Construction Costs: $2 million
- Equipment/Furnishings: $500,000
- Funding of Future Operations: $1 million
How to Give
Donations to the Hospice House may be made in either a lump sum, or pledged over multiple years. If you would like to discuss a donation of stock, insurance policy, land or other assets, or if you are considering a donation via your Will or estate, please contact the Charitable Foundation at 913-791-4216.
You may also donate online through our convenient, secure donation tool.
If you would prefer to make a donation by phone, please call 913-791-4216. Our mailing address is:
Olathe Medical Center Charitable Foundation
20375 W. 151st, Suite 363 -Olathe, KS 66061