ASHLAND -- Hospice of North Central Ohio has announced it will have a groundbreaking on Wednesday, Oct. 9 at 10 a.m. at 1021 Dauch Drive, Ashland, for its new headquarters.
Hospice of North Central Ohio is a non‐profit, community‐oriented organization serving more than 200 patients daily in Richland, Crawford, Ashland, Huron, Knox, and Morrow counties with palliative and hospice services. They provide care that addresses the physical, spiritual, and emotional needs of those with serious illnesses and their families.
“HNCO is pleased to announce the groundbreaking for its new Headquarters Building in Ashland, Ohio,” HNCO’s Executive Director Bill Kahl stated. “A few years ago we found it necessary to close our in-patient facility, which also included our administrative services.
"That building was well over 30,000 square feet and is far more than what we need for our support team and the patients we serve. That building also carried a substantial mortgage," Kahl said. "This new headquarters building will be approximately 6,000 square feet, will be debt free, and will allow us to support the hundreds of patients and families we serve every day."
The new building will be 6,000 square feet with 10 offices, open space, and a bereavement center. This is scheduled to be completed in the spring of 2020.
"The grounds will include a full transfer of all existing memorials into a new memorial garden, as well as recognition inside for all past donors and supporters," Kahl said. "We are especially pleased that we will still be on land donated by the Dauch family and retain a Dauch Drive address that continues to honor and memorialize that original donation.
"We would like to thank the entire community for its support and renew our pledge to provide the very best hospice care for our patients and their families.”
Janotta & Herner is the design build general contractor for the project.
“We are very excited to be partnering with Hospice of North Central Ohio,” said Kyle Stang, Project Manager. “We know this will allow them to continue the services that they have been providing the residents of the local counties for a very long time.”
Free bereavement services are provided for hundreds of families of hospice patients and anyone in the community experiencing grief. HNCO is a proud partner of the United Way, and is CHAPS accredited, as well as the 2019 award recipient of the Best of the Best Hospice Honors.
HNCO will remain an independent, non‐profit organization headquartered right here in Ashland, Ohio. HNCO will continue its commitment to excellent care as our future new facility is constructed.