Donors and other interested parties gathered on September 20th for an event to celebrate progress on the Providence Portland Guest Housing project. The vacant Moore Lithograph building a block west of Providence Portland Medical Center was transformed for the evening. This location is the future site of our Guest Housing facility which will benefit patients and their families.
Those in attendance learned that we are approaching our $2 million mark for fundraising. That halfway point in our overall goal will allow us to put the project out to bid and take advantage of several generous offers of construction materials and other “gifts in kind”.
Providence Portland Medical Center is increasingly becoming a regional destination for health care services. When patients and their families travel to Portland, they often find themselves in unfamiliar surroundings at a vulnerable and stressful time in their lives. Finding affordable and convenient lodging can be a major challenge. Providence Portland plans to address that need with a new Patient and Family Guest House offering all the comforts of home.
Located just a block from the hospital, this Guest House will include thirty units in a peaceful and welcoming setting that offers opportunities for either privacy or fellowship. Families will be able to share their burdens with others as they heal together.
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