Delaware Hospice, Inc. and Saint Francis Hospital Accepting Patients at Inpatient Hospice Unit in Wilmington

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Delaware Hospice, Inc. and Saint Francis Hospital of Trinity Health Mid-Atlantic are pleased to announce their 8-bed inpatient hospice unit at Saint Francis Hospital is now accepting patients.

Located in North Wilmington, Delaware, this dedicated, inpatient hospice unit allows Delaware Hospice to provide end-of-life care to Saint Francis and Delaware Hospice patients and those eligible for this service in the community. Delaware Hospice is leasing the unit on the sixth floor of the hospital’s DuPont Building.

Delaware Hospice and Saint Francis Hospital are committed to meeting the community’s needs. Currently, Delaware Hospice provides palliative consultative services to Saint Francis’ eligible patients. The addition, the hospice unit will help meet the growing need for hospice and palliative care services in Delaware as its population ages.

“As end-of-life care needs evolve at an unprecedented pace, Delaware Hospice is pleased to partner with Saint Francis Hospital,” said Susan Lloyd, MSN, RN, President, and CEO, of Delaware Hospice. “Both of our Missions are very much aligned, and we look forward to our partnership, and ensuring our patients and families receive the care they need.”

“As we build The Healthy Village at Saint Francis Hospital, we will continue to look for well-respected, high-quality community partners like Delaware Hospice,” said Jim Woodward, president and CEO of Trinity Health Mid-Atlantic. “The goal is to provide whole-person care to our North Wilmington community, and hospice/palliative care is a critical need. We have watched Delaware Hospice transform the sixth floor of Saint Francis Hospital into a peaceful, welcoming space staffed by a skilled team who treats each patient with compassion and dignity. We are proud to call them our first founding partner.”

“The community-centered philosophy at Saint Francis Hospital is a natural fit for Delaware Hospice’s new inpatient unit,” explains the unit’s new associate director Charlotte (Cee Cee) Scott-Coleman, MSN, MBA, BSN, RN. “Saint Francis has served as a beacon of light for the surrounding community for decades. Generations of children have been born there. Now, families will have a place for their loved ones to experience a peaceful death to complete the circle of life.”

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