SECU Hospice House of Brunswick 

We're in our New Hospice Care Center!

If you missed our grand opening, take a minute to watch the video below to see our beautiful SECU Hospice House of Brunswick.

 

Closer to Home Capital Campaign Update

Dedication, Open House, and Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony Grand Opening
On June 21, the Board of Directors and Board of Trustees hosted a private dedication ceremony at SECU Hospice House of Brunswick, at 955 Mercy Lane in Bolivia (off Old Ocean Hwy), for major donors to the Closer to Home capital campaign, community officials, and key volunteers. On Sunday, June 24 the community joined us through the rain at an open house as we celebrated the newly dedicated SECU Hospice House. On June 28 the Southport-Oak Island Chamber of Commerce hosted a community ribbon-cutting ceremony at the care center. Click on the graphic at right for details on how the community joined together to support our campaign.

Directions to SECU Hospice House 

To Old Ocean Highway from the South: Follow US-17N and make a right onto the 900 block of Old Ocean Highway E. Turn right on Hope Lane, and right on Mercy Lane. (When you pass Brunswick Novant Medical Center, the light for the turn onto Old Ocean Hwy is less than one mile on the right.)

From Wilmington and points North: Follow US-17S toward Shallotte/Myrtle Beach and after Brunswick Community College, make a left onto the 900 block of Old Ocean Highway E (about one mile north of Brunswick Novant Medical Center). Turn right on Hope Lane, and right on Mercy Lane.

We are at the 900 block of Old Ocean Hwy, right next to the Canine Training Academy. An easy way to find directions is by Googling Canine Training Academy Bolivia NC.

 

 

Thanks to everyone who joined us at our grand openting! We extend our appreciation to all the donors to our Closer to Home capital campaign who made our newest care center possible. Click on Donors for a complete list of everyone who contributed to the campaign. Because of you…we're closer to home!

 

 

Construction Update

Everything is coming together at the SECU Hospice House of Brunswick construction site. We're nearing completion and inspections have begun. So exiting - it's looking great! 

We're excited to announce the design for the Brunswick County hospice care center tile wall, Impressions, has been completed, and opportunities to purchase a tribute tile are in place. At right is an artist rendering of the tiles that will create a wave, another element in the campus that reflects the nature of our region. For more information on how to make a tribute tile gift, click on tile brochure.

  

The Latest News 

Click on the graphic at left for the lastest information about our campaign and our Brunswick Couty hospice care team. We extend our gratitude to everyone who has contributed to the campaign. We are excited that the construction is progressing well and looking forward to our opening in late summer 2012!

 

 

 

SECU check presentation

SECU Foundation, funded solely by State Employees’ Credit Union members, recently announced a challenge grant of $1 million to the Lower Cape Fear Hospice Foundation Closer to Home SECU Hospice House Capital Campaign to build an inpatient hospice facility in Brunswick County. This is the largest gift to date for the campaign. The SECU Foundation has challenged Lower Cape Fear Hospice & LifeCareCenter to raise an additional $500,000 to receive the SECU funding. In the photo at left, SECU Foundation officials presented a challenge grant check to Foundation Chair Andrew Cooke and Laurie Bystrom at a presentation ceremony at the construction site. Click here for our most recent campaign donor list

McMullan Family


We extend our gratitude to the McMullan family, including Deborah Latham, Rube and Grant McMullan, at the construction site with Development Manager Cindy Cheatham. Their Closer to Home capital campaign donation made possible the naming of a patient room patio at the SECU Hospice House. It will be The McMullan Family Room in memory of “Grandma Mac” McMullan. Thanks!
 

Cape Fear Memorial Foundation awarded a $300,000 grant to our agency for our Closer to Home capital campaign to build a care center in Bolivia. Cape Fear Memorial Foundation's Carter Mebane and Beth Daugherty presented a "check" to Lower Cape Fear Hospice & LifeCareCenter President & CEO Laurie Bystrom and campaign chairs Sibyl and WJ McLamb at a campaign celebration breakfast. The grant is the campaign’s largest gift yet, and it pushed the campaign over the $2 million mark!

Building the Next Dream

Lower Cape Fear Hospice & LifeCareCenter has received approval of our Certificate of Need for a Hospice Care Center in Brunswick County! We extend our gratitude to those of you in our Brunswick County community for your assistance. Your letters of support and testimony in favor of the project played a large part in gaining the required state approval, and we thank you.

We have begun planning for the seven-bed hospice inpatient facility. The Brunswick Hospice Care Center will have a similar floor plan to the Columbus County facility with an additional bed in the patient wing. We hope to build in a central location near the Brunswick Novant Medical Center campus on Highway 17.

To construct the Care Center, we must raise $3.5 million. The Capital Campaign Committee will include people you know – volunteers from Brunswick County who will ask you to donate to this project created for you, your friends, and your neighbors in your community. We extend our thanks to our 2010 campaign donors.

In the months to come, you will be hearing more about this project. Our fact sheet has more information as well. You can help build the Brunswick County Hospice Care Center to take end-of-life care to the next level, closer to home. Together, with your support, we can make the next dream a reality. Feel free to contact Cindy Cheatham, our capital campaign manager, at 910.523.2770 for more information or ways to support the campaign.

From Our Closer to Home Campaign Chairs, WJ and Sibyl McLamb

WJ and Sibyl McLamb We are honored to have served as chairs of the Closer to Home Capital Campaign. Our vision to have a hospice care center to provide quality end-of-life care 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to patients and families in Brunswick County has become a reality. Because of you, we are closer to home. e want to thank everyone on the Capital Campaign Committee for their hard work and dedication to our closer to home journey, especially our co-chairs, Tripp Sloane and Dianne Tripp for their input into the campaign to ensure its success. Our heartfelt thanks to our community for their overwhelming support of bringing a hospice center closer to home.

For the past three years, our neighbors have held golf tournaments, card parties, galas, luncheons, a skeet shoot, and a variety of other fundraisers to benefit the capital campaign. You have demonstrated your support and participation through these events which have made our journey closer to home a little lighter.
To date, the Closer to Home campaign has raised nearly $3.4 million. This amount includes the generous gift of land from Louie Lewis of almost seven and a half acres which now has become home for the SECU Hospice House on Mercy Lane, off of Old Ocean Highway in Bolivia. The $3.4 million also includes a Legacy Gift of $1M from the SECU Foundation. Their vision of “people helping people” will serve our community for generations.

The stories we have heard about loved ones served by Lower Cape Fear Hospice and LifeCareCenter have touched our hearts throughout the campaign. We also had family served by hospice and are so grateful that our friends will be now be served closer to home during life’s final journey.
On behalf of the Closer to Home Capital Campaign Committee, future patients and their families and loved ones, the staff of Lower Cape Fear Hospice and LifeCareCenter, our beloved Brunswick County community, businesses and leaders, we convey our thanks! Because of you…..we are closer to home!
- WJ and Sibyl McLamb 

The Need for a Care CenterBidgie and Bill Sue talk about the need for a Brunswick County care center

Listen to people in your neighborhood talking about the need for a hospice care center in Brunswick County, closer to home.

Have you seen the Closer to Home campaign appeal that features In Plain Sight’s Mary McCormack asking for support? Mary also talked about the campaign in an interview on Chelsea Lately.

 

 

 

SECU Hospice House of Brunswick 

We're in our New Hospice Care Center!

If you missed our grand opening, take a minute to watch the video below to see our beautiful SECU Hospice House of Brunswick.

 

Closer to Home Capital Campaign Update

Dedication, Open House, and Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony Grand Opening
On June 21, the Board of Directors and Board of Trustees hosted a private dedication ceremony at SECU Hospice House of Brunswick, at 955 Mercy Lane in Bolivia (off Old Ocean Hwy), for major donors to the Closer to Home capital campaign, community officials, and key volunteers. On Sunday, June 24 the community joined us through the rain at an open house as we celebrated the newly dedicated SECU Hospice House. On June 28 the Southport-Oak Island Chamber of Commerce hosted a community ribbon-cutting ceremony at the care center. Click on the graphic at right for details on how the community joined together to support our campaign.

Directions to SECU Hospice House 

To Old Ocean Highway from the South: Follow US-17N and make a right onto the 900 block of Old Ocean Highway E. Turn right on Hope Lane, and right on Mercy Lane. (When you pass Brunswick Novant Medical Center, the light for the turn onto Old Ocean Hwy is less than one mile on the right.)

From Wilmington and points North: Follow US-17S toward Shallotte/Myrtle Beach and after Brunswick Community College, make a left onto the 900 block of Old Ocean Highway E (about one mile north of Brunswick Novant Medical Center). Turn right on Hope Lane, and right on Mercy Lane.

We are at the 900 block of Old Ocean Hwy, right next to the Canine Training Academy. An easy way to find directions is by Googling Canine Training Academy Bolivia NC.

 

 

Thanks to everyone who joined us at our grand openting! We extend our appreciation to all the donors to our Closer to Home capital campaign who made our newest care center possible. Click on Donors for a complete list of everyone who contributed to the campaign. Because of you…we're closer to home!

 

 

Construction Update

Everything is coming together at the SECU Hospice House of Brunswick construction site. We're nearing completion and inspections have begun. So exiting - it's looking great! 

We're excited to announce the design for the Brunswick County hospice care center tile wall, Impressions, has been completed, and opportunities to purchase a tribute tile are in place. At right is an artist rendering of the tiles that will create a wave, another element in the campus that reflects the nature of our region. For more information on how to make a tribute tile gift, click on tile brochure.

  

The Latest News 

Click on the graphic at left for the lastest information about our campaign and our Brunswick Couty hospice care team. We extend our gratitude to everyone who has contributed to the campaign. We are excited that the construction is progressing well and looking forward to our opening in late summer 2012!

 

 

 

SECU check presentation

SECU Foundation, funded solely by State Employees’ Credit Union members, recently announced a challenge grant of $1 million to the Lower Cape Fear Hospice Foundation Closer to Home SECU Hospice House Capital Campaign to build an inpatient hospice facility in Brunswick County. This is the largest gift to date for the campaign. The SECU Foundation has challenged Lower Cape Fear Hospice & LifeCareCenter to raise an additional $500,000 to receive the SECU funding. In the photo at left, SECU Foundation officials presented a challenge grant check to Foundation Chair Andrew Cooke and Laurie Bystrom at a presentation ceremony at the construction site. Click here for our most recent campaign donor list

McMullan Family


We extend our gratitude to the McMullan family, including Deborah Latham, Rube and Grant McMullan, at the construction site with Development Manager Cindy Cheatham. Their Closer to Home capital campaign donation made possible the naming of a patient room patio at the SECU Hospice House. It will be The McMullan Family Room in memory of “Grandma Mac” McMullan. Thanks!
 

Cape Fear Memorial Foundation awarded a $300,000 grant to our agency for our Closer to Home capital campaign to build a care center in Bolivia. Cape Fear Memorial Foundation's Carter Mebane and Beth Daugherty presented a "check" to Lower Cape Fear Hospice & LifeCareCenter President & CEO Laurie Bystrom and campaign chairs Sibyl and WJ McLamb at a campaign celebration breakfast. The grant is the campaign’s largest gift yet, and it pushed the campaign over the $2 million mark!

Building the Next Dream

Lower Cape Fear Hospice & LifeCareCenter has received approval of our Certificate of Need for a Hospice Care Center in Brunswick County! We extend our gratitude to those of you in our Brunswick County community for your assistance. Your letters of support and testimony in favor of the project played a large part in gaining the required state approval, and we thank you.

We have begun planning for the seven-bed hospice inpatient facility. The Brunswick Hospice Care Center will have a similar floor plan to the Columbus County facility with an additional bed in the patient wing. We hope to build in a central location near the Brunswick Novant Medical Center campus on Highway 17.

To construct the Care Center, we must raise $3.5 million. The Capital Campaign Committee will include people you know – volunteers from Brunswick County who will ask you to donate to this project created for you, your friends, and your neighbors in your community. We extend our thanks to our 2010 campaign donors.

In the months to come, you will be hearing more about this project. Our fact sheet has more information as well. You can help build the Brunswick County Hospice Care Center to take end-of-life care to the next level, closer to home. Together, with your support, we can make the next dream a reality. Feel free to contact Cindy Cheatham, our capital campaign manager, at 910.523.2770 for more information or ways to support the campaign.

From Our Closer to Home Campaign Chairs, WJ and Sibyl McLamb

WJ and Sibyl McLamb We are honored to have served as chairs of the Closer to Home Capital Campaign. Our vision to have a hospice care center to provide quality end-of-life care 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to patients and families in Brunswick County has become a reality. Because of you, we are closer to home. e want to thank everyone on the Capital Campaign Committee for their hard work and dedication to our closer to home journey, especially our co-chairs, Tripp Sloane and Dianne Tripp for their input into the campaign to ensure its success. Our heartfelt thanks to our community for their overwhelming support of bringing a hospice center closer to home.

For the past three years, our neighbors have held golf tournaments, card parties, galas, luncheons, a skeet shoot, and a variety of other fundraisers to benefit the capital campaign. You have demonstrated your support and participation through these events which have made our journey closer to home a little lighter.
To date, the Closer to Home campaign has raised nearly $3.4 million. This amount includes the generous gift of land from Louie Lewis of almost seven and a half acres which now has become home for the SECU Hospice House on Mercy Lane, off of Old Ocean Highway in Bolivia. The $3.4 million also includes a Legacy Gift of $1M from the SECU Foundation. Their vision of “people helping people” will serve our community for generations.

The stories we have heard about loved ones served by Lower Cape Fear Hospice and LifeCareCenter have touched our hearts throughout the campaign. We also had family served by hospice and are so grateful that our friends will be now be served closer to home during life’s final journey.
On behalf of the Closer to Home Capital Campaign Committee, future patients and their families and loved ones, the staff of Lower Cape Fear Hospice and LifeCareCenter, our beloved Brunswick County community, businesses and leaders, we convey our thanks! Because of you…..we are closer to home!
- WJ and Sibyl McLamb 

The Need for a Care CenterBidgie and Bill Sue talk about the need for a Brunswick County care center

Listen to people in your neighborhood talking about the need for a hospice care center in Brunswick County, closer to home.

Have you seen the Closer to Home campaign appeal that features In Plain Sight’s Mary McCormack asking for support? Mary also talked about the campaign in an interview on Chelsea Lately.