The renovated patient rooms at McLeod Health Loris are designed for the comfort and care of McLeod Hospice patients and their families. The generous funds to make the project possible were given by Loris residents: Alice Marlowe, Shirley Harris and Patricia Cox. Marlowe is pictured in one of the renovated patient rooms.
Through collaboration with McLeod Hospice and the McLeod Health Foundation, three patient rooms at McLeod Health Loris have been renovated to specifically serve McLeod Hospice patients that require hospitalization.
A patient’s environment can be crucial in maintaining comfort and peace of mind during a terminal illness.
“The patient rooms are spacious and located at the end of the medical surgical halls, allowing for a more serene experience,” explained Scott Montgomery, Administrator of McLeod Health Loris. “The renovations make the dedicated rooms better suited for the comfort and privacy of terminally ill patients and their family members. In addition, the size of the room allows family members to be with their loved one in a comfortable and home-like environment.”
The new inpatient hospice rooms at McLeod Health Loris are a milestone in the care that McLeod Hospice already provides to the community.
According to Christina Jackson, McLeod Foundation Director, residents living in Horry County are very supportive of McLeod Hospice. “The renovated patient rooms at McLeod Health Loris are designed for the comfort and care of McLeod Hospice patients and their families. In addition, the community benefits from this endeavor as well because it allows us to bring features of the McLeod Hospice House closer to those living in Loris and surrounding towns.”
The funds for the renovations were given by Alice Marlowe, Shirley Harris and Patricia Cox of Loris.
“My husband traveled to Florence from Loris to receive hospice care,” said Marlowe. “The transition from crisis management to calm reassurance was seamless. After this experience, I realized that the community needed this service in Loris. No one should have to leave town to die with dignity.”
“Getting a bed for my husband Carl when he was on hospice care meant so much and I wanted others to have the same benefit,” said Harris. “I don’t know what I would have done without McLeod Hospice. I couldn’t think at that time and having a dedicated room helped to ease my mind.”
“I wanted to provide the community of Loris with a space where McLeod Hospice patients and their families could be together during the end-of-life process,” said Cox. “Sometimes families need extra support during this difficult time and feel more comfortable with their loved one being in a healthcare setting for their final hours/days.”
For more information about McLeod Hospice or McLeod Foundation, please visit www.McLeodHealth.org.