Posted: Sep 15, 2012 7:37 AM by Claire Anderson - MTN News
GREAT FALLS- A groundbreaking facility for Montana is about to be better-suited to meet the needs of terminally ill patients and their families. A few years ago, the Benefis Peace Hospice Facility was beginning to run out of room.
"This is just a special facility and when they started running out of room about three years ago, it's just a terrible thought that someone who really needs hospice care, you need to have a room for them, and that's why we took on this project," Dan Hollow of the Benefis Healthcare Foundation explained.
The Benefis facility was the first of its kind in the Treasure State; Hollow noted, "For over a decade, Great Falls had the only hospice residential facility in the state of Montana."
New additions will include eight more rooms for the increasing demand for special end of life care. The hospital is looking to the community for donations and the expansion is being funded 100% by philanthropy.
Visit the Benefis Peace Hospice website to learn more.