Lourdes Mercy Health

The Carson-Myre Charitable Foundation has awarded a $144,290 grant to a regional hospice care center to expand faith-based ministry outreach. 

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Lourdes Hospital held a grand opening Sunday for the new $5 million Lourdes Ray and Kay Eckstein Hospice Care Center.

The 10,000 square foot facility for end of life care features 10 patient suites with patios, staffed by a team of specialty-trained hospice staff.

Kentucky Assoc. of Hospice and Palliative Care/http://www.kah.org/

Legislation to make end of life decisions clear to all pertinent care givers is moving through the Kentucky general assembly. This is the third time the matter has come before state lawmakers.

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

This Sunday, Calloway County Library and the Murray-Calloway Endowment for Health Care present a community read of The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe. Constance Alexander and Sandy Linn join Kate Lochte on Sounds Good with a preview of the event, insight into the grant funding an effort to focus on the needs of the elderly and their caregivers through the arts and their impressions of the book.


The Murray-Calloway County Hospital Board of Directors has formally moved to proceed with the construction of the Anna Mae Owen Residential Hospice House.

The planned six-bed, $3.5 million facility will be an acute care, inpatient facility that is specifically designed to address patients facing end-of-life scenarios.

Murray-Calloway County Hospital Vice President of Institutional Development, Keith Travis, gives us an update on fundraising for the Hospice House, speaking with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good. On April 24, "Kentucky Gives Day" was a statewide fundraising effort for various causes in Kentucky, which included the Friends of the Hospice. Travis told Murray Ledger & Times that Kentucky Gives Day was a great success for the Hospice House, enabling funding for the Hospice facility and manpower.

Land Donated for Hospice House

Sep 28, 2012
Photo by Kyser Lough / Murray-Calloway County Hospital

Murray-Calloway Endowment for Healthcare has accepted a land donation for its Residential Hospice House project. Kenneth Owen donated five acres on KY 94 west of Murray. The hospice house will expand Murray-Calloway County Hospital’s end-of-life services.