Orlando is soon getting its first free-standing hospice, the Orlando Sentinel reports. While in its beginning stages, Cornerstone Hospice & Palliative Care will provide over 18,000 square feet of new construction, offering end-of-life services to patients and their families. The project’s owned by Cornerstone Hospice & Palliative Care, per the Construction Journal. The Florida-based firm has multiple locations, with centers in Sebring and Englewood.
Its newest Orlando location will feature 20 suites, designed to make patients feel like they’re right at home. Rooms come outfitted with large windows, natural light, Wi-Fi, lanais, and private bathrooms. The goal is to create a “place of peace, comfort, and caring.” The organization estimates that the hospice will serve 1,200 patients a year.
Dap Design LLC designed the one-story facility. Conceptual renderings from Cornerstone Hospice & Palliative Care’s website show open-air courtyards, a dining room, counseling rooms, family rooms, and a chapel. It also features a terrace that runs the length of the building.
Burkett Engineering Inc. is the project’s civil engineer, and Schmid Construction is the general contractor. The latter organization is expected to subcontract.
The project’s estimated to cost $12 million. Cornerstone Hospice & Palliative Care’s address is 51 West Kaley Street, Orlando, FL, 32806, in Orange County.