Lodge and Hospitality House is Home Away From Home
The American Cancer Society is celebrating the opening of Hope Lodge and Hospitality House, located minutes from the University of Rochester Medical Center on the campus of Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School. The facility provides free or low-cost, temporary residential facilities for out-of-town patients who are undergoing treatment at the University of Rochester Medical Center and other area hospitals.
Thanks to generous donations by B. Thomas Golisano and other corporate and private supporters, Hope Lodge and Hospitality House recently expanded its availability. Its doors are now open to cancer, transplant and trauma patients and their caregivers, making treatment at URMC an affordable option for those living too far away to commute. The convenient accommodations include private rooms (with bathrooms and space for a family member or caregiver) and common areas such as kitchen facilities, a dining room, a library, and rooms for gathering to watch TV or share encouragement.
Hope Lodge and Hospitality House in Rochester, the first of its kind in the nation, is run by American Cancer Society staff and a network of caring volunteers, often people who understand the cancer experience. They make the treatment process easier by providing a supportive, home-like environment while reducing the financial burden of necessary, multiple-night stays.To learn more about Hope Lodge visit www.cancer.org or call (800) ACS-2345.