At an event thought to be simply a ribbon-cutting for Transitions LifeCare’s ten new inpatient rooms, Brenda C. Gibson, one of the three capital campaign chairs responsible for the $6.1 million expansion project, was surprised as it was revealed another building on campus has been renamed the Brenda C. Gibson Education and Community Services Center.
The building, one of three on the west Raleigh campus, houses administrative staff, the Kit Boney Grief Center, and meeting space for educational offerings and staff training. The other two campus buildings are the William M. Dunlap Center for Caring (30-room “Hospice Home”) and the Dot Kerr Spiritual Sanctuary.
Following a three-year capital campaign chaired by Dr. Billy Dunlap, Thad Woodard, and Brenda C. Gibson, the Hospice Home can now support 1,200 patients each year. “During the ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the expansion of the William M. Dunlap Center for Caring, the ‘Hospice Home,’ I’m thankful we have also honored Brenda C. Gibson in recognition of her 20 years of volunteerism, service, and support for the mission of hospice,” said Transitions LifeCare’s CEO John Thoma. “With the growing population, the need for hospice care in the Triangle and surrounding counties continues to grow significantly. We now have 30 beds available for hospice patients; this expansion would not be possible without Brenda’s selfless and tireless work.”
For more information on Transitions LifeCare, visit www.transitionslifecare.org.