In August of 2013, Center for Hospice Care and Hospice Foundation officially opened their new Mishawaka Campus. When DJ Construction was first tasked with building this project, it was with growth in mind. The Center for Hospice Care has experienced steady growth for the past 10 years, with staff size doubling in response to an increasing demand for compassionate, skilled hospice care. As a result, additional office space has been required to keep up with the growth.
The first floor of the building includes a large conference area that can seat up to 165 people or be divided into three smaller, private rooms. The Hospice Foundation offices are located on the second floor of the building. An open staircase to the second floor walkway connects this building, the main entry area and the eastern building which houses the administrative, information technology, human resources, accounting, billing, marketing and community relations departments. The first floor of that structure also includes an employee fitness center and an open plan café-style gathering space, great for informal staff interactions, lunch breaks and special events.
Following the success of this project, DJ Construction also built a two-story clinical staff building for the Center for Hospice Care next to its similar-looking main building as well as a single-story inpatient care facility for up to 12 terminally ill patients. The two new buildings currently under construction will further enhance the services provided on this campus and everywhere they serve individuals in need.