A special project is underway at Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital Foundation to build an in-patient Hospice House. This is a very meaningful project to Dr. Julius Jaffe, who is not only a fine photographer, but a very impactful doctor in Sonoma County. Ten percent (10%) of proceeds from sales of Jule's photography will be donated to the non-Profit Foundation developing the Hospice House.
The Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital Foundation's mission is to provide a home-like setting for people and their families at the end-of-life that offers the highest quality of care and experience. Through the creation of a Residential Hospice House, this Foundation will make the end-of-life experience less stressful for those most in need, offering a welcoming environment and dedicated staff for patients and their families.
The Hospice House has been specifically designed to provide patients and their families with 12 private "home like" rooms, each with access to the outdoors. The House will have plenty of space to allow the Patient's family to spend time with their loved one in a tranquil and relaxed setting. The focus will be on putting the family and patient at ease while assuring that expert care and attention is ever close at hand. The architectural plans include 8,800 square feet of specially designed warm and welcoming interior space with a living room, kitchen and dining areas, gardens and patios, and private spots for prayer and reflection.
The Foundation is seeking to raise a total of $8 million dollars by 2022. You can support this effort through purchases of Jule's photography on this website. Or for further information to make direct contributions to the Foundation, click here and be sure to specify Hospice House in any online donation, or contact Stephen Kearns at Stephen.kearns@StJoe.org.