$1 Million Gift Leads to Re-Opening Tomorrow Horizon In-Patient Hospice
Mequon, WI – August 7, 2013 –Horizon Home Care & Hospice today announced that their newly renovated and expanded in-patient hospice unit at Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital Ozaukee reopens tomorrow August 8. The expansion was made possible through a $1 million gift from the Lawlis Family Fund through the Greater Milwaukee Foundation. The renovated unit re-opens as the Lawlis Family Hospice.
The public is invite to open houses from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday and 1 to 4 p.m. Friday. The renovation includes expanding the size of each of the unit’s 14 patient rooms by nearly 40 square feet, adding natural light to family/gathering spaces and creating nature views and outdoor space with the addition of a patio overlooking the nearby prairie. New amenities include a luxury shower room, refrigerators in each patient room and WIFI access. Overall the project added 400 square feet to the three year-old hospice unit, bringing the total space to 13,400 square feet. Construction was managed by C.G. Schmidt, Inc.
Late last year, Horizon announced it has extended their lease with Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital Ozaukee an additional 20 years. Horizon is also exploring the possibility of developing in-patient hospice units in other Milwaukee-area hospitals.
The non-profit Horizon is one of the state’s largest licensed providers of full-service home care and hospice and cares for about 2,500 patients a day in southeastern Wisconsin.