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Willson Hospice is Audubon Certified

By Karen Cohilas - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) – The Willson Hospice House in Albany is the first healthcare facility in the world to obtain Audubon certification. The center, developed on 12 of 210 acres of undisturbed woodlands, received the certification, along with a limited edition Aububon print that is now on display at the Willson Hospice House.

There are five platforms located throughout the property where nature lovers can observe birds, wildlife and plants in their natural habitat. Phoebe Putney hospital wanted to make sure when they developed the property, it wasn't thought of as a sad, depressing place.

John Fischer, VP of Facilities and Construction said, "We didn't want the Hospice to be looked at only as a place people come to to die, and if you were a young child and came out to see grandma, you didn't want to take that as the only memory. When we began to develop the land, we found we had a jewel of land."

The land and Lopez nature trail aren't just for patients and their families. The public is invited to come out and utilize the area as well.

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