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FAIRHOPE Hospice & Palliative Care, Inc. Expands Services with New Clinic in Lancaster


Lancaster, Ohio (April 15, 2024) — FAIRHOPE Hospice & Palliative Care, Inc. made a significant announcement today, revealing its acquisition of a new building located at 1319 E. Main St., Lancaster. This strategic move aims to bolster FAIRHOPE’s palliative care services by establishing a specialized clinic catering to palliative patients.

Palliative care, a cornerstone of medical support, prioritizes alleviating symptoms and reducing the stress associated with serious illnesses, all while improving the overall quality of life for patients and their families. Managed by nurse practitioners under physician supervision, the palliative care program at FAIRHOPE currently serves 300 patients.

In 2004, FAIRHOPE took strides in the realm of palliative care by forging a partnership with Fairfield Medical Center (FMC). This collaboration led to the creation of a dedicated four-bed palliative care unit within the hospital premises, catering to patients facing severe illnesses. FAIRHOPE’s involvement extended beyond patient care, as it provided leadership and comprehensive training for the palliative care staff at FMC.

Kristin Glasure, CEO of FAIRHOPE, expressed enthusiasm about the new venture, stating, “We are thrilled to seize this remarkable opportunity to expand our palliative care program, addressing the evolving needs of our community and patients. The establishment of a clinic tailored to patients with serious illnesses has long been a part of our vision.”

Seth White, vice president of FAIRHOPE, emphasized the importance of preserving patient autonomy. “Many individuals grappling with serious illnesses maintain an active lifestyle, juggling work commitments and medical appointments. Not all prefer home visits; some seek the independence to visit a clinic. Our new palliative care clinic aims to uphold their autonomy.”

Upon completing requisite regulatory procedures, FAIRHOPE will proceed with finalizing an opening date for the clinic. The clinic will be housed in the former building of Dr. Scott DeLong. Dr. Jerig’s practice will continue to operate on one side of the premises, while the palliative care clinic will occupy the other.

Glasure underscored FAIRHOPE’s commitment to fostering strong partnerships within the local medical community, including Fairfield Medical Center.

For more information about FAIRHOPE Hospice & Palliative Care, individuals are encouraged to visit their website at www.fairhopehospice.org or connect with them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/FairhopeHospice.