SALISBURY, MD – October 10, 2018 – Coastal Hospice launches the “Put Your Name On It” campaign to provide opportunities for the community to support the Macky and Pam Stansell House of Coastal Hospice at the Ocean.
Since its inception, Coastal Hospice has been on the forefront of end-of-life care on the Lower Shore. The organization continues this legacy with the development of the Stansell House. This hospice house will serve the most vulnerable patients throughout the Eastern Shore.
The “Put Your Name On It” campaign provides new opportunities for the public to contribute to the development of the Stansell House. Individuals may donate any amount to be a part of the naming of two patient rooms and a work room of the hospice residence. The campaign also unveils a new web page dedicated to the project, StansellHouse.org. The donations received through the campaign contribute to the cost of construction.
“This project is near and dear to my heart,” said Macky Stansell, the namesake for the hospice residence and co-chair of the capital campaign for the house. “We knew the Lower Shore needed a facility like this, and we have worked tirelessly for a decade to see it come to fruition. We are now at the finish line, and we are asking the community to continue to help make this vision become a reality. Any little bit you can give will help. That’s what the ‘Put Your Name On It’ campaign is all about.”
With the help of dedicated committee and board members, Coastal Hospice has raised $6.2 million, or approximately 75 percent of the amount needed to finish the project. A total of 2,100 individuals have donated to the capital campaign.
“We have been awed by the generosity and outpouring of the community to support this critical endeavor,” said Mike Dunn, Coastal Hospice chairman of the board. “The community has been supportive since the beginning. We never thought we could raise $5 million, and now we’ve exceeded $6 million. The support for the first hospice home for the Lower Shore continues to grow. We are excited about the next phase of the Stansell House completion.”
This next phase of the capital campaign invites the public to contribute to the development of the Stansell House through a variety of sponsorship opportunities.
“We invite you to leave a legacy that will impact your neighbors now and in the future,” Stansell said. “The community is invited to dedicate a room for a loved one, a cause or their family.”
The Stansell House includes 12 patient rooms with a number of amenities to make the residence feel like home. Situated on the Isle of Wight Bay, visiting families and patients will enjoy beautiful views of the water and Ocean City skyline. Nestled in the wooded Ocean Pines community, the Stansell House is in a peaceful setting and is made even more tranquil with the inclusion of an outdoor meditation labyrinth garden and indoor meditation sanctuary. The porches and veranda will be furnished with rocking chairs, and residents and their families will also be able to enjoy meals in the dining room. The house will open to patients in early 2019.
As of this summer, individuals have pledged to dedicate three of the patient rooms in honor of loved ones. There are also three community-funded sponsorship opportunities – the Volunteer Room, the Veterans Memorial Patient Room and the Family Tribute Patient Room, which honors families who have been helped by the compassionate care of the Coastal Hospice team.
“This is a special space for hospice patients who are no longer safe in their homes,” Coastal Hospice President Alane Capen said. “At the Stansell House, they will be safe. They will be cared for. Our home will be their home. We thank the community for partnering with Coastal Hospice to turn this vision into a reality.”
Founded in 1980, Coastal Hospice is a nonprofit health care organization that cares for individuals facing life-limiting conditions but who want to remain as active and engaged as possible. Coastal Hospice cares for patients in their home, nursing home, assisted living facility or at Coastal Hospice at the Lake. The organization serves Wicomico, Worcester, Dorchester and Somerset counties.