Director of Development, Jake Truette has been with Hospice of Wichita Falls for nearly two years now and said he’s excited to be nearing the goal to bring the community the new 3 and a half acre inpatient care center.
“Really this has been an amazing project to be a part of just because we’ve seen so much success from the very first meeting up until today,” Truette said.
Once the $15 million goal is reached, ground will be broken at the old Sea Blue property across from Rider High School, bringing the community 24 large inpatient suites, a central nurses station, numerous gathering spaces and much more.
“We have 12 beds in our existing center and we will double that to 24, so not only will we have more patient beds but the entire facility will be considerably larger,” Truette said.
Allowing Hospice to service more patients, something that Co-chairs for the Capital Campaign Project, Sheila Reynolds, and Shana Vordenbaum know is very crucial to the community.
“I think it takes the family when they get here they’re not the nurse anymore. They totally get to love back on their family member and be the husband, wife, the mother, the daughter, kids. They get to see their parent, their loved one as who they are and not just a patient” Vordenbaum said.
Truette said if they meet their goal soon, they will be breaking ground in June and expect the project to be complete in a year to a year in a half.