SPRINGFIELD, Ore. - The first hospice in Springfield has officially opened their doors on Gateway Loop.
Bristol Hospice has helped more than 40 patients since July, but their office is now officially open to all.
Multiple nurses, aids, chaplains, social workers and even massage therapists are on hand to help patients nearing end of life.
Bristol's executive director says this care is important for many, including Springfield mayor, Christine Lundberg, who has seen hospice work first hand.
“I lost both my brother and my very best friend to colon cancer and it's such a devastating disease that you don't realize until you go through it,” said Lundberg.
“So to have a service that supports the families, supports the patient and helps us all get through in a loving, compassionate way is very important to us so i'm very happy to say that we have a new service here,” said Lundberg.
If you are interested in volunteering at Bristol Hospice, you can learn more by visiting their website.