philanthropic support helps hospice patients live life to fullest

 

Dr. Trivette, Kyle WoolfolkHospice care is about living. That’s a mantra of Bon Secours Hospice Director of Operations Madelyn Williams.

“It is about quality of life,” said Williams, whose program cares for 130 to 150 patients at any given time. 

Richmond-area developer Kyle Woolfolk knows firsthand the importance of this care. 

“I have the ultimate respect for those who give hospice care,” said Woolfolk, whose first wife died of breast cancer at age 42.  “The program’s very close to my heart.  Hospice meant I could spend the last days of my wife’s life focused on her — not worrying about how I was going to care for her medical needs.”

Woolfolk, a Foundation board member, is helping raise money for and making a generous commitment to help build Richmond’s first Community Hospice House. 

While we often deliver hospice care in patients’ homes, for many in our community, staying at home is simply not possible. 

“It’s a win-win for the whole Richmond community,” said Dr. George Trivette, whose practice, Radiation Oncology Associates, has made a significant commitment to help build the facility.

Trivette deeply values hospice nurses and volunteers not only for their care of his cancer patients and their families, but also because he, like Woolfolk, lost his first wife to breast cancer.

“This house will serve patients from all area hospitals, and it is going to fill a huge need,” said Trivette. “I encourage other physicians to support this initiative.”

Philanthropy makes a difference in the Hospice program’s ability to care for patients, said Williams.

“From artists, musicians and pet therapists who share their talents with our patients to significant financial gifts, community support helps our families and patients live their days to the fullest.”

To learn more, visit http://communityhospicehouse.com/.
Click here to donate to our hospice program.



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