Hospice builds in Troy

TROY — Ohio’s Hospice of Miami County is constructing a freestanding Hospice House and administrative office to be located on the Upper Valley Medical Center campus in Troy.

This building will give hospice patients a new option for inpatient hospice care and expanded opportunities for end-of-life educational offerings for the community.

The building will initially have 12 beds when it opens late in 2019, with sufficient space on the site for a six-bed addition when needed. There will be an interfaith chapel as well as a training center.

Ohio’s Hospice of Miami County is celebrating 35 years of service to the community this year. The local not-for-profit organization opened a seven-bed inpatient unit inside UVMC in late 2014. Those services, along with the offices at the Summit Professional Building in Troy, will relocate to the new, approximately 32,000-square-foot facility, which will be adjacent to Koester Pavilion on the north side of the hospital campus.

The new building will feature a spa and massage room for patients, exterior doors in all patient rooms to enable them to enjoy the outdoors, private meeting spaces for families, a large family living area and a center of excellence meeting space for clinical and community education programs. In addition, it will be home to 75 staff members and more than 125 volunteers.