Rebuilding of Doey’s House begins Next Week

Hagerstown, MD- Officials of Hospice of Washington County recently announced that the rebuilding of Doey’s House is scheduled to begin next week and is anticipated to be open Fall of 2017.

“We are very excited to once again move forward on this project that will serve our residents and their families at the most vulnerable times of their lives,” stated Eric G. Klimes, CEO of Hospice of Washington County.

Doey’s House is being built for residents of Washington County and the surrounding area who are in need of inpatient hospice and respite care services. Care will be delivered with compassion, and we will ensure the dignity of patients.

In November 2016, there was an accidental fire during the final stages of construction of Doey’s House, and the facility suffered significant damage. The cause of the fire has not yet been determined as of the date of this press release (January 28, 2017). Fortunately, no one was injured as a result of the fire.

“First and foremost, Hospice of Washington County is very thankful that no one was hurt by the fire,” stated Eric Klimes, CEO of Hospice of Washington County. “Hospice of Washington County is committed to this critical facet of its mission which is building the first hospice house that will serve our residents who are in need.” The completed hospice house will be fully sprinkled and have a full featured fire alarm system. Since the previous building was under construction neither of those systems had yet been activated.

Hospice of Washington County has a mission of serving our community by empowering patients and families to provide quality end-of-life care and grief support for those coping with a life-changing loss.

According to Tom Newcomer, Chair of the Hospice of Washington County Board of Directors, the capital campaign for Doey’s House is ongoing. “We really appreciate the outpouring of support for this project during the construction; and are grateful to those who have contributed since the fire to ensure that the rebuilding would be done,” stated Mr. Newcomer. “We are continuing this campaign, and we encourage others to support the project. Please call 301-791-6360 or go to our website at www.hospiceofwc.org to donate.”