On August 20, 2013, Center for Hospice Care (CHC) and the Hospice Foundation officially welcomed the public to its new Mishawaka Campus. During a news conference at the time, President/CEO Mark Murray noted,
“This facility, this location and this remarkable pastoral setting is not only a testament to a tremendous collaboration between Mishawaka and Center for Hospice Care, but also a tangible example of the incredible growth experienced by the philosophy of hospice care.”
Nestled between Central Park and Cedar Street and situated along the northern bank of the St. Joseph River, the Mishawaka Campus is home base for CHC’s various administrative support functions as well the Life Transition Center and Hospice Foundation. In addition, the site includes a remodeled residential home, used primarily as a guest house for medical fellows rotating through CHC; the freestanding Center for Palliative Care; and our veterans memorial which was recently rededicated as the “Captain Robert J. Hiler Jr. Veterans Memorial” (see pages 6-7). Work is currently underway to construct a new clinical staff building and a new inpatient unit, which will be called the Ernestine M. Raclin House. None of these accomplishments would have been possible without the generous support of our community and the collaborative nature of the City of Mishawaka.
Donors have made gifts of all sizes to further our mission to improve the quality of living. Mishawaka leaders have helped us improve the quality of our community. By working together, CHC and the city have been working to transform our campus location into something in which we can all take pride. The riverfront along which our campus sits is now home to the recently renovated Central Park, miles of walking paths and other amenities. To help ensure adequate funding for the consolidated campus, CHC and the Hospice Foundation launched “Cornerstones for Living: The Crossroads Campaign,” our largest fundraising campaign in history, in July of 2014.