Pathways, northern Colorado’s leading provider of hospice, palliative care, and grief and loss counseling services, announced the launch of a capital campaign to raise $8 million to build a 12-bed inpatient care center adjacent to their Fort Collins campus at 305 Carpenter Road.

At a kick-off celebration on January 16, Pathways shared their vision for a home-like inpatient hospice care center, as well as the need for the new facility to meet anticipated growth. “Pathways has provided inpatient hospice care since 2001 at the McKee Medical Center in Loveland. This partnership has been invaluable however, in the near future, this space will no longer meet the growing needs of our community.  The time to build a stand-alone, inpatient hospice care center is now if we are going to meet the needs of our patients and families going forward,” explained Nate Lamkin, President of Pathways. The Colorado State Demographer predicts local population will more than double by 2050.

The Pathways Inpatient Care Center will be designed to care for hospice patients with the most acute end-of-life needs. There will be access to outdoor garden spaces where patients will be able to enjoy the outdoors from the comfort of their bed.  Also included will be a chapel, a large, shared communal kitchen, areas for quiet reflection and gardens and walkways throughout the site blending indoor and outdoor spaces.

Marsha Sesskin, Director of Development for Pathways, will be leading the capital campaign to fund the costs of the inpatient care center facility.  “This is a long-term investment in the community to ensure the growing need for this level of care is sustainably met for generations to come,” stated Sesskin.

For more information about the Pathways Inpatient Care Center and Capital Campaign please visit www.pathways-care.org/CapitalCampaign.  Interested donors may contact Marsha Sesskin at (970) 663-3500 or marsha.sesskin@pathways-care.org.