Hospice of the Valley, Hospice House

Mercy Health • Poland, Ohio

In Modern usage, a hospice is a home or hospital established to relieve the physical and emotional suffering of the dying. In September, 2006, this 28,000 sq. ft. facility opened to fulfill that role. The aesthetically pleasing interior provides a relaxing atmosphere for patients and families. Two 8-bed patient wings feature comfortable family rooms, each which includes a fireplace, wooded exterior view and access to walking paths and a garden area.
The structure is organized around a central space, and other areas of the facility include additional family support areas, a children’s area, a library, a kitchen for family use, a chapel, meeting rooms and a patient spa.

Design Awards:

  • 2006 IIDA, AIA Design Award, Honorable Mention
  • 2007 Merit Award in Recognition of Design Excellence, AIA Eastern Ohio
  • 2007 Interior of the Year Award, First Place, Ohio North Chapter ASID