St. Francis Reflections Hosts Ribbon Cutting for Hospice Care Center at Courtenay Springs Village
By Space Coast Daily // April 13, 2022
new hospice care center Located at 1100 South Courtenay Pkwy. in Merritt Island
BREVARD COUNTY • MERRITT ISLAND, FLORIDA – St. Francis Reflections Lifestage Care recently commemorated the official grand opening and ribbon cutting of their new hospice care center at Courtenay Spring Village.
The ribbon-cutting ceremony was attended by community dignitaries, community members, as well as St. Francis Reflections Board and staff.
The new hospice care center originally opened on November 15, 2021; however, the ribbon-cutting ceremony was delayed due to the pandemic.
A blessing of the St. Francis Reflections Merritt Island Care Center was provided by Reverend Haywood Davidson, St. Francis Reflections Foundation Board Member, and Veteran Volunteer.
Jimmy Lane, President of Cocoa Beach Chamber of Commerce; Robin Hayes, Cocoa Beach City Manager; Michael Rivera, Executive Director of RHF (Retirement Housing Foundation); Donn Weaver, Brevard Veteran Memorial Center; and Sheriff Wayne Ivey provided opening and closing remarks.
“St. Francis Reflections is proud to celebrate this momentous occasion with Courtenay Springs Village and our community,” said Joe Killian, president and CEO of St. Francis Reflections.
“We are honored to be a part of this collaborative effort to help better serve our community.”
The hospice unit is intended for the short-term management of complex symptoms and periods of respite where families can rest assured that their loved ones are being cared for with compassion and dignity.
Located at 1100 South Courtenay Pkwy. in Merritt Island, the St. Francis Reflections inpatient unit at Courtenay Springs Village features all private rooms with en suite bathrooms, 24/7 facility access for family members, and a shared kitchenette with food for families provided by the facility.
Tranquil outdoor space offers a peaceful environment for mediation and reflection.
Compassionate care offered by St. Francis Reflections Lifestage Care clinicians, board-certified hospice and palliative medicine physicians, social workers, and chaplains will guide the care and comfort of patients during their inpatient stay.
“We are pleased to come together as a community and celebrate as we expand this important service to meet the growing needs of the community,” said Michael Rivera, Regional Vice President of RHF.
The St. Francis Reflections Merritt Island Care Center is the organization’s third hospice care center in Brevard County, with other hospice care centers located in Titusville and Melbourne.
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