Updated: Wednesday, 13 Mar 2013, 5:43 AM EDT
Published : Wednesday, 13 Mar 2013, 5:43 AM EDT
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — Forrest General Hospital plans to open a 12-patient hospice facility for the terminally ill by mid-2015.
The Hattiesburg American reports (http://hatne.ws/14VyjId ) the Hospice House of South Mississippi will be built on five acres of donated land.
Officials with the Forrest General Healthcare Foundation announced a capital campaign Tuesday to raise $5 million to build the Hospice House. Foundation President Bill Oliver says $1.5 million has already been raised, with $700,000 of that contributed by hospital employees.
Oliver say foundation officials hope to raise the rest of the funds from community members and businesses over the next 18 months.
Information from: The Hattiesburg American, http://www.hattiesburgamerican.com
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