Reporting Mary Bubala
BALTIMORE (WJZ) — There’s a new place of hope and comfort for the founding sisters at Saint Agnes Hospital.
Mary Bubala reports the newly constructed Hackerman-Patz House was dedicated Monday.
The 13,000 square foot, two-story building is the new home for the Daughters of Charity– founders of Saint Agnes Hospital in 1862.
“This project represents something really for the Daughters of Charity,” said Bill Greskovich, VP Operations at Saint Agnes. “It’s a residence for the next 8-10 years. They’ve been here 150 years, and it’s a great way for us to celebrate the expansion and revitalization of the project.”
The Hackerman-Patz House will eventually give families of long-term treatment patients a place to stay.
Philanthropist Willard Hackerman donated $2 million to make the vision a reality.
“This is a culmination of his generosity, of our vision, of our mission and just a wonderful day for us, the daughters and Mr. Hackerman and his family,” said Bonnie Phipps, Saint Agnes Hospital president.
The new building includes a chapel, 16 bedrooms, a kitchen, a community room and a dining room, plus a private garden and Wifi.
“The house itself is simple and beautiful,” said Sister Ellen LaCapria. “It’s new, and after living in a building that was built over 40 years ago, having a new building is very special. But the special piece is that we are able to stay on campus.”
The new house is part of Saint Agnes’ $200 million campus wide expansion.