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In the photo (l. to r.) : Haven Hospice Assistant Vice President of Operations and Chiefland Administrator DeAnna Beverly, Haven Hospice Community Liaison David Cravey, Haven Hospice Social Worker Natalie Knight, LCSW, Haven Hospice  Patient Care Manager Alison Gilliam, Haven Hospice RN Case Manager Nancy Teckenbrock, Gray Construction Services, Inc. Owner Todd Gray, Brame Heck Architects Inc. President Billy Brame, Gilchrist County Commissioner D. Ray Harrison and Haven Hospice Chaplain Janice Kirk.

Haven Breaks Ground on New Community Center in Chiefland

Chiefland, Florida (Jan. 14, 2015) — On January 9, Haven Hospice hosted elected officials, members of the Haven Hospice Community Advisory Board in the Tri-Counties, staff and community residents to celebrate the ground breaking of a 4,495 square foot community center on the campus of the Haven Hospice Tri-Counties Care Center in Chiefland. The facility has been designed by Brame Heck Architects and will be built by Gray Construction Services, Inc. Haven Hospice Assistant Vice President of Operations and Chiefland Administrator DeAnna Beverly welcomed attendees and introduced guest speaker, Gilchrist County Commissioner D. Ray Harrison, Jr., who also serves as the chair of Haven’s Corporate Advisory Board and as a member of the Community Advisory Board in the Tri-Counties.

The community center will seat approximately 400 people and will be available to other community partners in the area for meetings and events. The meeting space in this free-standing building will also have the ability to be divided and hold several meetings at one time.

“The building of this facility demonstrates Haven’s commitment to the Tri-Counties and the surrounding communities,” said Haven Hospice President Tim Bowen. “We identified this facility as a need for Haven as we continue to grow and also there is a need for this in the community.”

DeAnna Beverly agrees. “When completed, this will be the largest community room in Chiefland and being good neighbors, Haven will offer the space to other community care partners.”

Haven will host veteran events, educational workshops, memorial services, volunteer appreciation events and other programs beneficial to the patients and families they serve in the Tri-Counties. The new building will be adjacent to the existing Haven Hospice Tri-Counties Care Center which opened in December 2004. Surrounded by lovely gardens, this 16-bed facility in Southern-style architecture offers a nondenominational chapel for prayer and meditation as well as outside porch areas where families can gather. 

Haven Hospice cares for over 90 percent of patients in their home or wherever they call home. But when there is a need for short-term inpatient care, Haven offers care centers in Chiefland, Gainesville, Palatka, Lake City and Orange Park. In these welcoming and home-like settings, Haven clinicians provide around-the-clock care to patients needing intense pain and symptom management as well as provide education and support to family and loved ones. Family members are welcome 24-hours a day and encouraged to stay. Haven also welcomes visits from children and family pets. Haven Hospice care centers also offer overnight, short-term respite care to provide a break to primary caregivers. Respite care is a welcome change of routine that is so essential in maintaining caregiver quality of life. 


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