Groundbreaking for new "Heather's House" hospice care facility in south Fargo

Image by: WDAY News Staff
Image by: WDAY News Staff

(Fargo, ND) -- The Executive Director of the Hospice of the Red River Valley offered poignant words for the groundbreaking for a new hospice house in South Fargo.

"There is a famous quote, and it's Coretta Scott King, Martin Luther King's wife. She said the greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members," said Tracee Capron. 

She was among dozens of people who gathered for Friday's ceremony at 3800 56th Avenue South. The new 18 bed, $28 million in-patient facility is expected to be complete sometime in 2024. The facility will provide intensive comfort care for people with serious illnesses who have chosen to stop curative care. The place will be called "Heather's House", after Heather Butler, who is a long-time hospice volunteer. Butler and her husband Dan are among the donors supporting the project.

Original Air Date: 
Thursday, May 26, 2022