Preston Hollow’s $43-million inpatient hospice center (almost) is fully funded

Photo courtesy of the T. Boone Pickens Hospice and Palliative Care Center

Dallas’ first residential and inpatient hospice care center costs $43 million to construct, and 98 percent of it already has been funded by donations.

Located at Merit Drive and Churchill Way, Faith Presbyterian’s T. Boone Pickens Hospice and Palliative Care Center is slated to take its first patient on Wednesday, Feb. 15. The 9-acre facility will offer transitional and end-of-life care, as well as an outdoor reflection center, a resource and education center, and a child and family bereavement center.

Presbyterian Communities and Services Foundation has raised $42 million of its $43-million goal. Four Dallas families – including Preston Hollow neighbors Ross and Margot Perot — recently donated $2.8 million.

Because the facility isn’t fully funded, the wings will be opened in phases as a cost-saving measure, and it will take donations even after it has started accepting patients, according to the center’s management. How some of the spaces will be used also is being re-evaluated, but patients’ quality of care should not be impacted, management noted.

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