On January 23, Dr. Jim and Johnnie Sue Ross furthered their commitment to Catawba Regional Hospice by dedicating a patient room at the Sherrills Ford Hospice House.
Dr. Ross, a former board member and chair, had been intimately involved in the planning and construction of the Lake Norman-area facility. Even now, he plays a strong role in the ongoing success of Catawba Regional Hospice. His wife, Johnnie Sue, continues to volunteer, as she has since the Sherrills Ford Hospice House opened.
The Rosses’ dedication of the patient room generously underscores their support of the Hospice mission. It also illustrates their understanding that community support is necessary to fund care for patients who have no insurance or not enough insurance. Catawba Regional Hospice operates with a promise to serve anyone who needs end-of-life care, regardless of their financial status.
Upon receiving the Ross donation, David Clarke, Catawba Regional Hospice president and CEO, shared, “Dr. and Mrs. Ross are true assets for our organization. Jim is a leader, an advocate, and a wonderful friend. We are grateful for his and Johnnie Sue’s involvement.”
The Sherrills Ford Hospice House has served approximately 150 in-house patients and countless family members since opening in September, 2011. The 15,100-square-foot facility serves as the closest in-patient hospice facility for residents of the Sherrills Ford, Mooresville/South Iredell, and Denver/East Lincoln County communities.