Hosparus Health of Green River today broke ground on a 4,465-square-foot community center at 462 N. Bypass Road in Campbellsville. This expansion will allow the not-for-profit hospice and palliative care organization to increase capacity and reach hundreds more families who are facing serious illness in Adair, Green, Marion, Taylor and Washington counties. Construction is expected to begin in April and be completed in September. The facility will replace HGR’s current Campbellsville office at 295 Campbellsville Bypass and serve as the local headquarters for all hospice care, palliative services under its Pallitus Health Partners brand, and bereavement services through the Hosparus Health Grief Counseling Center.

The project will be funded in part by $500,000 raised during Hosparus Health’s People of Compassion comprehensive fundraising campaign, which raised a total of $29 million to enhance and expand hospice and palliative care services across Kentucky and Indiana. The remainder will be financed by Taylor County Bank. The costs for the project include $100,000 for the purchase of land, $1.4 million for construction and $200,000 for furniture, fixtures and equipment. The building was designed by architecture firm Schmidt Associates. The general contractor on the project is LBM Construction Co. Inc.

To accommodate the increasing need for its services, HGR has increased clinical and support staff to 35, outgrowing its current space. The organization served 486 hospice patients in 2021, and that number is expected to continue to grow significantly in the next five years.

“We believe no one should have to navigate serious illness alone, so it’s absolutely vital that we grow along with the changing needs of our community,” says Jennifer Thompson, Community Director. “Whether it’s a condition that can be managed comfortably for many years or a disease that’s near its end, we walk alongside our patients and their families through every stage of illness. Our new facility will allow us to reach more people than ever before and meet them where they are in their journey.”