Lehigh Valley Hospital-Pocono’s Monroe County Hospice House will resume inpatient care pending final state regulatory approvals.
Representatives of the hospice’s advisory committee held a ribbon-cutting ceremony, officially re-opening the hospice, pending the state OK, on June 19, according to a press release.
The Pennsylvania Department of Health will be surveying the facility for approval of occupancy. This process must occur before Monroe County Hospice House can accept patients.
Lehigh Valley Hospital‒Pocono currently provides inpatient hospice services in the hospital, at 206 E. Brown St. in East Stroudsburg. Services are slated to transfer to the Monroe County Hospice House at 412 E. Brown St.
“We have been able to come together with the community and form a partnership to keep the Monroe County Hospice House open for years to come,” said Elizabeth Wise, President, Lehigh Valley Hospital−Pocono. “It’s more than a facility; it’s a home and one that we will continue to use to provide end-of-life comfort and care right here in the heart of the Poconos.”
The hospice has six private bedrooms, each with a private bathroom and a view of a garden patio. Patients and their guests will have access to a kitchen, dining room and meditation room.
The Monroe County Hospice House is designed to provide end-of-life care and pain management for patients in need.