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Willson Hospice House becomes reality

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By Wainwright Jeffers - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) – End-of-life issues can be hard to face but there's a new resource, on Sunday a one of a kind hospice care home in southwest Georgia opened for business.

Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital, The Phoebe Foundation and Albany Community Hospice unveiled the Willson Hospice House.

The new facility sits on only 12 of the 210 acres, reserving much of the space for their emphasis of a peaceful setting for residents.

The $13 million building has 18 rooms, and is designed to give patients privacy and comfort.

"As we open today we open up a whole new avenue to help people live every day until they die," said Dr. Lane Mathis Price, Medical Director, Willson Hospice House.

The new impatient facility incorporates a kitchen so families can cook and eat together, a chapel, and open views to the outdoor gardens and walking trails.

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