American Cancer Society to break ground on Hope Lodge Nebraska facility

Along with the emotion, worry, and uncertainty that accompany a cancer diagnosis, patients and their caregivers are also faced with the possibility that their best hope for effective treatment may be in another city. Eliminating the concern of where to stay or how to pay allows patients to focus on recovery, and American Cancer Society Hope Lodges around the country offer free or discounted home-like environments where cancer patients and caregivers can find rest and retreat; privacy or connection with others. When completed in late 2017, Omaha’s Hope Lodge will become the 33rd official facility of its kind in the United States.

It is estimated that approximately 9,200 cancer patients travel to Omaha each year seeking treatment, highlighting the need for such a facility in the area. Omaha’s Hope Lodge is expected to save patients and caregivers an estimated $1.3 million in hotel expenses annually and at full capacity, provide them more than 10,500 nights a year of lodging.

On the first floor of Omaha’s Hope Lodge guests will find a comfortable, large shared living room and fireplace, a library, and movie room, as well as a shared kitchen that will allow patients and caregivers to prepare their own snacks and meals. Thirty-two private guest suites will be located on the upper two floors of the Lodge, providing a quieter, more thoughtful atmosphere.

Click here to learn more about the new Omaha Hope Lodge from Trivers, the project Design Architect. It has been RDG’s great honor to serve as Architect of Record for the Omaha Hope Lodge project.

Groundbreaking details:
Thursday, September 29, 2016
8104 Farnam Drive
Omaha, Nebraska

*Photo rendering courtesy of Trivers

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