Hospice Of The Western Reserve To Relocate West Side Care Team To New Office In Fairview Park

Late last year, Hospice of the Western Reserve was notified that the building in which it has been occupying an office at 14601 Detroit Ave. in Lakewood was slated for demolition. After scouting multiple locations, initially in Lakewood, the nonprofit agency has signed a lease and will be relocating its staff from the Lakewood site to a new office located at 22730 Fairview Center Drive, Fairview Park, early this summer. Multiple factors were involved in the site selection process.

“Through the years, Hospice of the Western Reserve has developed many valued business and community partnerships in Lakewood, from our long-time membership in the Lakewood Chamber of Commerce to our ongoing support of community events such as the Lakewood Arts Festival,” said Lisa Tomm, community facility coordinator. “That will not change. We intend to remain as active as ever in partnering with local business and community leaders to preserve and enhance the quality of life in Lakewood.” Tomm added that operations are expected to be seamless, with no interruptions in service in any of the west side communities the agency serves during or after the move.

The staff and volunteers involved in the move travel to provide care to patients in their personal residences, at nursing facilities and assisted living and retirement communities in west side communities. The office site serves as a central base of operations for the team; no patient care is provided there. Positions on the care teams include doctors, nurses, hospice nursing assistants, nurse practitioners, social workers, bereavement counselors, spiritual care coordinators, team leaders, volunteers and administrative personnel.

The office is one of many the nonprofit agency utilizes as an operational base. Hospice of the Western Reserve has offices in multiple sites throughout Northern Ohio, three hospice houses located in Cleveland, Westlake and Medina, and a service area that encompasses Ashtabula, Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Lorain, Medina, Portage, Stark and Summit counties. Its headquarters is located at 17876 St. Clair Ave., Cleveland.

Laurie Henrichsen

Laurie Henrichsen is Public/Media Relations Manager, Hospice of the Western Reserve.

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Volume 12, Issue 12, Posted 5:02 PM, 06.07.2016