Inpatient Care Center Groundbreaking Marks Another Step Forward
We’ve crossed another key milestone on the Pathways journey to build a new Inpatient Care Center.
About 120 people gathered on May 25 to take the next step to making the center a reality, breaking ground on construction.
Attendees included volunteers, supporters, members of the Fort Collins and Loveland city councils, and Fort Collins Mayor Jeni Arndt and Loveland Mayor Jacki Marsh.
Now a grass field, the site at 305 Carpenter Road will be transformed into a 12-bed Inpatient Care Center.
The center will provide high-quality, compassionate hospice care in a homelike setting to patients needing hospital-level treatment. It will also further Pathways’ ability to work with local colleges and universities to educate the next generation of care professionals, including nurses, physicians, social workers, therapists and counselors.
Demand for hospice beds continues to outstrip availability, and the population of those 65 and older in Larimer County alone will grow by 140 percent in the next 20 years. The current six-bed hospice center at McKee Medical Center was full one out of every four days in 2020.
The new Inpatient Care Center is being funded by Pathways’ $8 million capital campaign. During his talk, former board member Earl Sethre announced a $100,000 challenge match. For every $2 given to the capital campaign for the Inpatient Care Center, Earl and his wife, Lisbeth will match $1. For more information on the challenge, visit www.pathways-care.org/capitalcampaign/.
To get involved, contact Judy Calhoun, Pathways director of development, at Judith.Calhoun@pathways-care.org or 970-305-1064.