In 2006, I met with two hospice nurses whose dream was to establish a house where hospice patients could die in peace and comfort when they lack a caregiver, or when discomforts escalate beyond what can be managed at home. This is a recurring need that presents a huge stress for the dying person, their loved ones, and the devoted hospice team. I believe our community could embrace the responsibility of providing shelter, compassion, and expert management of suffering to those in need. Sojourn Center grew out of this need and the confidence in the goodness and generosity of the New River Valley community.

Dr. Tina Smusz Hospice and Palliative Care Physician