Pictured: Nancy Malone, Mayor
August 20, 2021
Dear Mr. Pang,
On behalf of the Kelso City Council, and the residents of Kelso, we express our support for the Community Home Health and Hospice (CHHH) renovation project of the Longview Hospice Care Center. The foresight that CHHH has in choosing to reinvest in Cowlitz County’s inpatient hospice facility and meet advancements in medical care, security, technology and infection control is honored and appreciated.
We value and appreciate the fiscally responsible efforts that CHHH has taken to reengineer the intended $6 million construction plan to $4.2 million, a 30% savings in costs. Relocating the Longview Hospice administrative staff, to allow a 46% increase in space in the new construction plan for patients and families, makes great sense.
We celebrate that CHHH recently secured a $1 million commitment from an individual donor which will launch the capital campaign.
The City of Kelso is pleased to know that the renovation project of the Longview Hospice Care Center is renovation-ready, COVID-prepared, efficient and cost effective, and will modernize the Longview Hospice Care Center and support care for its patients for decades to come.
We encourage all efforts towards the renovation of the Longview Hospice Care Center.
Nancy Malone, Mayor
Original document: Nancy Malone, Mayor of Kelso, Support Letter