As a not-for-profit locally operated hospice, Hospice of Marion County (HMC) has provided compassionate end-of-life care for patients and their families since 1983. This year marks their 40th anniversary. Patients may receive services in their own home, assisted living facility, nursing home or in one of our three hospice houses. A comprehensive hospice model, HMC is the county’s third largest healthcare company and earned Deemed Status designation from the Joint Commission, the national gold standard for quality healthcare. Thanks to a generous donation by the Hall family and others, Hospice of Marion County in Ocala, Florida was able to build a new state-of-the-art hospice facility named the Grace Davis Hall House. HMC had an internal team that helped in designing the layout of the facility.
When one enters the Grace Davis Hall House, you’ll see to your left a sitting area with fireplace, and in front of you an indoor water feature for its calming sound. Further in, there’s a lobby sitting area which is flooded with outdoor lighting from the overhead cupola, and it includes a dining room and multiple comfortable sitting areas for family members to enjoy. It also features a private room for grief counseling as needed.
The Grace Davis Hall House has a full-size commercial kitchen for preparing patient meals, a dining room and two family rooms for quiet reflection.
This new hospice house includes eight patient rooms, each approximately 400 square feet each, with six of these having their own private screened lanai. Additionally, each room has its own private bathroom with walk-in shower, a flat screen TV and monitoring system for clinical staff, as well as a family sitting area to spend quality time with their loved one.
The entire facility has the latest equipment in maintaining the highest standards of efficiency and cleanliness. Each room has negative pressure with environmental HEPA filters to ensure the air quality is at its best. Each patient room is individually cooled and the facility has a back-up fresh air system called an AON unit.