Faith Hospice’s Van Andel Hope & Healing Pavilion hosted their grand opening yesterday, officially welcoming staff and community to the new space. Located in the previously unused lower level of their Trillium Woods building in Byron Center, the pavilion will allow for expanded bereavement services as well as important hospice education and staff collaboration and respite.
Grand Rapids Magazine has named their “Top Doctors” for 2023, and Dr. John Mulder has made the list for the fifth year in a row. This peer-voted award recognizes doctors for their excellency in their respective fields. Dr. Mulder serves as Chief Medical Consultant for Hospice and Palliative Care at Faith Hospice and Executive Director of Trillium Institute.
Faith Hospice Medical Director, Dr. Patrick Fitzgibbon, sat down with the FOX 17 Morning Mix to discuss the benefits of early hospice care and the approach that our organization takes when serving others through their end-of-life journey.
Beyond providing high-quality hospice care for patients, Faith Hospice also supports their patients’ loved ones through grief counseling. To increase its capacity to provide bereavement services, Faith Hospice has built out the lower level of its Trillium Woods building. With generous support from donors and the community, the Van Andel Hope & Healing Pavilion is ready to welcome people and further the organization’s mission to serve.
When Joyce Hamm came to Trillium Woods to receive hospice care, she, like many Faith Hospice patients, was given a Burden Bear. These handmade stuffed bears aim to comfort hospice patients or their family members during the end-of-life journey and afterward. But, little did our staff know that when they gave that bear to Joyce, they were placing it in the hands of the woman who started the project many years ago.
Navigating all of the decisions that must be made as a loved one nears end-of-life can be difficult. Listen to Director of Operations, Benjamin Jacobs on @13 On Your Side as he describes the physical, emotional and spiritual care the Faith Hospice team provides to both patients and their loved ones.