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Center For Hospice Care Opens New Inpatient Facility In Mishawaka

Annacaroline Caruso/WVPE News

The Center for Hospice Care opened a new inpatient facility in Mishawaka.

The Ernestine M. Raclin House has 12 beds and is on the Center for Hospice Care’s Mishawaka property along the St. Joseph River.

The facility is meant to feel like a home - with a room where a therapy dog will stay, a meditation room, and a family kitchen.

Carmi Murphy is the daughter of Ernestine Raclin and spoke on her behalf.

She hopes the new center will positively impact lots of patients and their families.

“It will make a difference to families who are struggling and it will make a difference to the people who some of them will be here for their last days. I’m sure it will surpass everybody’s expectations and those expectations are pretty high.”

It is expected to open for patients early next year.

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