The new Alive facility has opened in Franklin and will hold a grand opening Wednesday, Feb. 20, at 11 a.m. // Photo courtesy of Alive
Alive, the only nonprofit provider of hospice care and end-of-life services for Middle Tennessee, has opened a new office in Franklin to better serve Williamson County where it has been caring for families in their homes for more than 40 years.
A grand opening will take place Wednesday, Feb. 20, at 11 a.m. It is open to the public and will include a ribbon cutting ceremony, at 1897 General George Patton Drive, Suite 116, in Franklin.
The Franklin location is part of Alive’s “Closer to Home” strategy designed to build deeper relationships in the communities it serves. Alive opened offices in Hendersonville and Lebanon and built a 10-bed residential care unit in Murfreesboro in 2017. The new office locations make visiting with clinical teams, educators and grief counselors more convenient for patients and families who live outside Davidson County where Alive is headquartered.
“As a nonprofit, we are supported by the community, and the community is our bottom line,” Alive President and CEO, Anna-Gene O’Neal said in a press release announcing the office opening. “Growth for us means giving back, with more services, more support, more education and more care for all. End of life knows no socio-economic boundaries. Through generous philanthropic support, we aim to ensure that all those in need may have peace, comfort and dignity restored at the end of life.”
The Franklin office will be headed by Alive clinical director and longtime Franklin resident Jill Cornwell RN, CHPN. Lunch and Learn educational seminars will be offered along with new bereavement support programs at this location. The space includes a dedicated grief group counseling room which was designed pro bono specifically for this purpose by designer Leslie Ann Wilson at local architecture firm ESa. The room was sponsored by Joni Werthan of Williamson County, in memory of her beloved best friend and business partner, Julie V. Bush, a patient of Alive who died in 2016.
To learn more about Alive or to volunteer, visit AliveHospice.org or call 615-327-1085.