St. Francis Reflections Lifestage Care Announces Opening of New Hospice Care Center Inside Melbourne Regional Medical Center
By Space Coast Daily // April 19, 2022
St. Francis Reflections Lifestage Care centers also located in Titusville and Merritt Island
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BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Residents of central and south Brevard will now have increased access to high-quality hospice care through the new St. Francis Reflections Melbourne Care Center located inside Melbourne Regional Medical Center.
Hospice patients and their families in Brevard County will find compassionate, clinical support and comfort-focused care at the new St. Francis Reflections Melbourne Care Center.
The dedicated hospice care center is located on the second floor of Melbourne Regional Medical Center, offering a comforting setting and home-like environment.
“We are excited to expand our footprint in Brevard County and meet the growing needs of our community,” said Joe Killian, President and CEO of St. Francis Reflections.
“St. Francis Reflections has more than four decades of experience offering quality and compassionate care with an individualized focus on what matters most for each patient and family.”
Patients and their families experience private rooms with en suite bathrooms and space for visitors to spend sacred time with their loved ones. Family and friends can visit around the clock and use overnight accommodations to remain by their loved one’s side.
A family room with a kitchenette is available for families to enjoy their own meals and a quiet room offering a tranquil place to read or reflect.
“The compassionate, palliative care services that are available to the Melbourne community are so greatly appreciated,” said Ron Gicca, president of Melbourne Regional Medical Center.
“We are thankful the community will have now have access to hospice care close to home to service the growing need.”
The St. Francis Reflections Melbourne Care Center offers a temporary home away from home for patients when acute symptom management can no longer be managed in another setting of care.
Patients can expect compassionate care offered by St. Francis Reflections clinicians, board-certified hospice and palliative medicine physicians, social workers, volunteers, chaplains and bereavement counselors.
Together, the St. Francis team attends to the medical, emotional and spiritual needs of patients and their families.
“We are honored to partner with Melbourne Regional Medical Center, a Steward family hospital, to offer comprehensive, compassionate care to their patients and families,” said Cami Leech Florio, Chief Strategic Officer of St. Francis Reflections.
The St. Francis Reflections Melbourne Care Center is the organization’s third hospice care center in Brevard County, with other hospice care centers located in Titusville and Merritt Island.
About St. Francis Reflections Lifestage Care:
St. Francis Reflections Lifestage Care was founded in 1977 and licensed in 1990. St. Francis is Brevard’s longest-serving, not-for-profit, independent, interfaith provider of hospice, palliative care, pediatric palliative care and grief support services. Every day, we strive to provide specialized care that reflects the values, preferences and traditions that matter most to each patient and family we are privileged to serve. St. Francis Reflections is currently recruiting volunteers. There are many ways hospice volunteers ease and uplift the lives of hospice patients and those who love them. If you are interested in learning more, visit ReflectionsLSC.org/Volunteering. For more information about St. Francis Reflections Lifestage Care, please visit ReflectionsLSC.org, call (321) 269-4240, or follow us on Facebook @StFrancisReflections.