WESTLAKE -- A new, eco-friendly hospice facility in Westlake will give patients state-of-the-art care in an atmosphere that feels like a spa resort.
Built with $19 million in donations, the Ames Family Hopsice House is designed for symptom management and short-term care for seriously ill patients and their families.
Exercise and meditaions rooms, a spa, wooded courtyards, and music, art and pet therapies all provide holistic care beyond typical medical treatments.
The healthcare center's 32 private suites are equipped to handle even the most complex cases, including pediatric and HIV/AIDS patients.
Using several green technologies throughout the building, the new center includes energy efficient features and rain water recycling for the gardens on it's 30-acres of land.
The 40,000 square-foot facility will treat more than 2,000 patients in it's first year, and should create 122 permemant new jobs.
The first patients will be accepted at the facility on Monday, June 25.