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Willson Hospice House gets award

ALBANY, Ga. — Willson Hospice House has been named The CARITAS Project’s 2011 Place to Flourish.

The CARITAS Project is a global enterprise committed to the creation of transformational environments that enhance human health.

Presented by its founder, Dr. Wayne Ruga recently at the Healthcare Facilities Symposium in Chicago, the annual distinction recognizes one project nationally which best produces measurable, systemic and sustainable improvement in the health and well-being of individuals and communities, a news release from Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital states.

Opened in June 2010, Willson Hospice houses administrative space for 50 traveling home care staff, as well as 18 new inpatient beds. Project development was restricted to 14 acres, leaving 93.5 percent of the site unspoiled.

The hospice house will be featured in an upcoming edition of “Medical Construction & Design.”