LDS Hospital To Open ‘Healing Homes’ & Outdoor Gardens In Avenues This Week To Help Ease Burden on Families of Cancer Patients

Now, to help ease the emotional and financial burden on families of patients, LDS Hospital is opening three completely remodeled houses near the hospital that will provide a total of five affordable apartments for family members. The houses will be unveiled on Thursday at 11 a.m. in a ceremony that will include hospital staff, past patients and family members. An outdoor healing garden has also been added between the homes. These new LDS Hospital Healing Homes will provide safe, convenient, and affordable housing for up to 150 patients and their family members each year.
During their months-long course of treatment, BMT patients at LDS Hospital are immunosuppressed, must remain isolated from infection risk, and can live no more than 60 minutes away from the hospital in case they need specialized emergency care. For about 30 percent of BMT patients, this means relocating to Salt Lake City for an extended period. This requirement adds to the already heavy emotional and financial burden these patients families. 

Thursday, September 22, 2016 at 11 a.m. 


8th Avenue and B Street - The ribbon cutting will be in the garden behind the homes (there is a shared yard). Addresses of the homes: 418 B Street and 259 and 8th Avenue

Patients from throughout the Western United States and Intermountain West travel to Salt Lake City for cancer care at the Blood and Marrow Transplant Program at LDS Hospital. The program is one of only two programs in the Intermountain West to provide highly specialized care for patients with leukemia, lymphoma, and other forms of blood cancer.