Nonprofit expands into new HQ


Courtesy Emmanuel Hospice

A nonprofit hospice care provider has expanded into a new headquarters.

Emmanuel Hospice this month moved into a 5,400-square-foot space at 401 Hall St. SW in Grand Rapids.

The nonprofit moved from a 3,500-square-foot space at St. Ann’s Home, 2161 Leonard St. NW.

The organization invested $350,000 to renovate the office space, which includes a dedicated grief support room, collaborative work spaces, a large conference room, space for interdisciplinary team meetings and 13 private offices.

Ada-based Dan Vos Construction Company was the contractor on the renovation project. The architect was Dan Colella of Land Management Michigan. Furniture came from Grand Rapids-based Custer. Grand Rapids-based Highland Group completed branding work for the space.

The move comes two years after the nonprofit expanded its former headquarters at St. Ann’s to accommodate new team members.

Since opening in 2013, Emmanuel’s team has grown from one employee to 48.

“The growth of our organization has just been incredible, and it would not have been possible if it weren’t for the support of St. Ann’s and the Carmelite Sisters along the way,” said Sara Lowe, executive director, Emmanuel Hospice. “This expansion will allow our staff the space and resources they need to continue to provide quality and compassionate care to our patients.”

Emmanuel Hospice is a collaborative effort of St. Ann’s Home, Clark Retirement Community, Porter Hills and Sunset Retirement Communities to complete the continuum by providing end-of-life care to their residents and non-residents.

It recently hired a massage therapist to support the organization’s growing portfolio of complementary therapy offerings, which includes music therapy, massage therapy, companionship and journaling sessions, as well as acupuncture, acupressure, a pet visitor program and essential oils.

Emmanuel Hospice cares for more than 95 families each day in West Michigan. Last year, the organization cared for more than 455 patients and an estimated 1,365 caregivers.

In total, the organization has worked with 3,025 family members, served 915 community members through grief support programs, provided education on end-of-life issues to 3,165 area residents and worked with more than 40 volunteers who donated more than 9,100 hours of time.

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