A new facility is expected to open soon in Springfield to help patients at the end of their lives.
Memorial Medical Center is teaming up with nearby Heritage Health on Rutledge Street to open Memorial Hospice at Heritage. The 19-bed inpatient facility will offer private rooms with couches that fold out into beds so that family members can stay overnight and will also include three family lounge areas and a kitchenette. In addition to medical care for patients, the hospice will also provide grief counseling services to loved ones.
The facility is expected to open in early June pending final approval from the state Department of Public Health.
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