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Most large communities have a hospice residence. Now it's our Turn!

Chautauqua Hospice & Palliative Care is excited to bring to our community our own hospice house. There is a profound need in our community for this kind of caring environment and it will soon come to fruition. We hope you will be a part of this exciting story.

To realize this dream, we have set out to raise capital and endowment funding through the Our House Campaign to buy, renovate and endow the residence.

Begun in 2019, the project is on track to open late in 2021. Despite challenges and cost increases due to the pandemic, The Our House Campaign has raised over $2.6 million!

The renovation and construction has progressed successfully despite the many challenges. We are grateful to the many generous supporters and foundations that have made the project possible.

Please help us reach the $3 million mark with your generous support!


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Animated Walkthrough

Introducing The Star Hospice House

Check out our virtual ground breaking ceremony, complete with our name reveal, and comments from several important members of our community.

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When The Star Hospice House is Built...

  • Over 200 patients each year will find comfort, dignity and control in this peaceful setting
  • Family members on vigil will be able to sleep in the patient’s room or a guest room and prepare their own meals
  • Caregiver burdens will be lifted so their final time with their loved one can be cherished

The vast majority of people at end-of-life would prefer to die at home. However, if a patient has complex medical needs, lacks a caregiver or the caregiver is exhausted, the patient currently must be moved to a nursing home, hospital or out-of-area hospice residence. Read the entire case statement

“My dear neighbor’s financial resources could not buy a caregiver on short notice when his illness overpowered him. The fright he experienced being transferred in his last days to the care of strangers and losing his beloved hospice nurse will always be with me. A hospice residence will be a blessing to our community.”

Liz Frederick
Campaign Volunteer

“The services hospice provides and the compassion and care of the amazing staff were a godsend to my mother and our entire family. A hospice house would have benefited my mother, and it’s important that we bring this important piece of end-of-life care to our community.”

Greg Noon
Campaign Volunteer

Campaign Leadership

Bert & Mary Rappole, Campaign Chairs

When we received the call asking us to co-chair a capital campaign to open a hospice house, we both knew right away why this is needed and quickly agreed to lead the charge.

Charles Rice, Board Chair & Shauna Anderson, Pres/CEO

Every day our care teams work to find solutions for our community members in need. The individual circumstances may differ, but the necessity does not. We’d like to share an experience of a Chautauqua Hospice & Palliative Care client.

Campaign Volunteers

An impressive group of volunteers has joined the campaign committee to help CHPC reach its goal. The volunteers are board members – past and present – and those who have been touched by hospice care:

Bert Rappole, Mary Rappole, Liz Frederick, Charles Rice, Gregory Noon, Carmen Hlosta, Ellen Luczkowiak, Kathie Cracium-Wright, Mary Jane Covley-Walker, Lori Thierfeldt, David Switala, Karen Goodell, Betsy Kidder, Karen Begier, Michael Goldman, Patty Idzik, Marty Idzik

Committee zoom photo

Chautauqua Hospice & Palliative Care is an independent, locally-controlled healthcare provider that is integral to our local healthcare system.

May we count on your support?

We will need more than just campaign volunteers and local foundations to make the hospice house a reality. We’ll need the support of you, our friends and family, whose donations, advocacy and volunteerism have been vital to our success.

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