On March 28, the South Region proudly celebrated the completion of the Gertrude C. Ford Hope Lodge in Jackson, MS, which began accepting patients on Feb. 28.
The 32-room facility includes private guest rooms, each with two beds and a private bathroom. Additionally, four residential-style family kitchens, two dining areas, fitness area, library, and prayer room will offer guests a place of respite during their stay.
"We are eternally grateful to our many generous donors and the huge team of supporters who have worked tirelessly for nearly a decade to bring this much-needed resource to our state," said Jerry Host, Hope Lodge campaign chair.
Ground was broken on the project in September of 2017.
The facility is expected to provide nearly 12,000 nights per year to patients and their caregivers, saving them more than $1.5 million a year in lodging costs. Approximately 5,000 trips will be provided to and from treatment from the facility, saving patients nearly $50,000 in transportation costs.
To watch the ceremony, visit the Lodge's Facebook page.