Mission • The Guest House Mission is to be a beacon of light to welcome the tired and the weary to a place of comfort and compassion. To be a home away from home for those who need to be close to a loved one during their sickness, and to shine within the community as a place of hospitality and kindness.
History • First site- Maple Street • Second site- VA grounds • Future site- Hospital grounds
First Site Maple Street
Existing HouseEstablished in 1986 • A 4 bedroom 2 bathroom antebellum white frame house located on the VA (Veterans Affairs Building 15) campus adjacent to the Medical Center • The present house is within walking distance of the Johnson City Medical Center and the VA Medical Center
Occupancy record Hospital Guest House occupancy data V.A. JCMC Total 2003 1183 86 *1,269 2004 747 590 1,337 2005 710 445 1,155 2006 1022 329 1,351 2007 1002 552 1,554 2008 795 643 1,438 *The sorting of VA guests from JCMC/other guests began in October of 2003
IMPACT Number of lives touched in the last 10 years: Over 13,000
Totalsby State Guests from 29 states!
Guest House Clientele • Hospitalized patient’s families (from all area hospitals and/or clinics) Inpatient facilities within a five mile radius of HGH- Johnson City Medical Center, Franklin Woods Community Hospital, Quillen Rehabilitation Hospital, Woodridge Hospital, and VA Medical Center • Family members of Veterans actively receiving care • Transplant Patients • Early Morning Testing Requirements
Testimonials • Thank you’s from all over the region • Morristown, TN • Taylorsville, NC • Greenville, SC • Newnan, GA • Vero Beach, FL
Testimonials • Thank you so much for everything. It has been such a blessing to stay here while my dad got better. - Kerri, Lakeland, FL • Thank You. This House is a life saver! -Janie, Morristown, TN • Thank you so much for a wonderful home away from home. We enjoyed our stay. So quiet and peaceful. -Betty, Taylorsville, NC • I sincerely wish to thank you for the “ole time,” southern hospitality. I feel sure there is not a better place on earth for me to rest. -Marshall, Greenville, SC • Thanks for the hospitality. -Ron, Newnan, GA • Thank you for the love and kindness you showed us while we stayed with you. My family and I will never forget how wonderful you treated us while my wife was in the hospital there. - Chester, Vero Beach, FL
Testimonials (CONT) • Thank you for having such a nice and clean place for people to stay. Very comfortable. -Greg, Morristown, TN • Thanks again for providing a safe, clean and warm place for us. -Fran, Lansing, NC • Thank you. I appreciate you and such a nice, clean place to stay. Also thanks for your patience and helpfulness. - Jean, Rogersville, TN • I wanted to thank you for such a pleasant stay. Everything was clean and sparkly. -Pat, Thomasville, NC • Many thanks for a good night’s sleep. -William, Winston-Salem, NC
Testimonials (CONT) • Thanks for everything. We enjoyed our stay at the Hospital Guest House. -Nancy, Marion, VA • Thank you for a pleasant stay in an otherwise difficult situation. -Tama, Palm Bay, FL • You have a wonderful ministry. The hours of peace and quiet, the comfort of your homey rooms and the hot showers made my situation bearable. -Barbara, Kingsport, TN • Thank you for all your pleasant hospitality while my sister and I stayed at the Guest House. I especially thank you for your concern and effort shown pertaining to my well being. - Theda, Ellijay, GA
Testimonials (CONT) • Thank you so much. This was a nice place to stay, so far away from home. -Patricia, Vonore, TN • Thanks for a restful night. -Gary & Patty, Cosby, TN • Thank you so very much for being here for us. This place made this trying time easier. -Carolyn, North Charleston, SC • Thank you so much for the service you provide. It is very much appreciated. -Pam & Tammy, Mosheim, TN • Thank you so much for the courtesies extended during my stay. You have been a God send. -Cathy, Moore, SC • I recently spent some time at the Hospital Guest House, while my son was in the Veterans Affairs Hospital. I enjoyed my stay…. -Charles, Atlanta, GA
Why do weneed a new house? • Present house cannot accommodate the needs of our area medical facilities • Present house is not handicapped accessible • Present house is located on property allocated by the Federal Government to ETSU (East Tennessee State University) for expansion of medical school in the near future • Desire to continue the present level of support and improve services to the region
Our Goal • To build a 10 bedroom/bathroom guest house on the campus of Johnson City Medical Center • Continue to be a regional community asset for economic development purposes
Our Goal • Continue an affordable alternative to hotel rates or sleeping in your car: • 2009 admissions to six inpatient facilities within 5 mile radius was 34,470- 33% or 11,289 of them had to travel beyond Washington, Carter, and Sullivan counties)(10 counties: Greene, Unicoi, Johnson, Hawkins (TN); Washington, wise, Smyth, Russell, and Dickenson (VA) and Avery, NC) • Nearly 70% of the population within 10 counties has a household income of $50,000 or less compared to 50% of the US National Average • Median household income ranges from $28046 to $42078 with collective average of $35797 compared to $51287 nationally, $42989 in TN, and $60690 in VA. • Unemployment rates for 2008 ranged from 5.2% to 9.1% compared to 5.8%nationally, 4.0% in VA, and 6.4% in TN. Five of these counties exceeded the national average • In 9 of the 10 counties the percent of individuals below the poverty level exceeds the national average. The range is 13.1% to 22.6% with national average 13.2%.
Site process • Determine location • Land purchase or lease • Construction partner established • Architectural drawings completed • Break ground and complete design • Landscape • Open for business
Location • Ideal location to enhance services already provided on the grounds of the hospital • Marker outside
Land • Land lease held by JCMC at $1 per year for 99 years (renewable)
Construction& Drawings • Estimated cost of building including land at $2,100,000 • Partnership with contractor, Tom Burleson • Work with Tim McGahey for designs
Break ground and complete inside and out • Plan to break ground as soon as possible. (we need $300,000 more for this to happen) • Estimated time to complete at 8-12 months.
Raise funds to complete and sustain ▪ Magical Memory Tree ▪ Golf Tournament ▪ Flower Sale at MSHA▪ Make a Racket Tennis Tournament ▪ Fashion & Jewelry Show▪ Concert ▪ Hospital Bed race ▪ Special Events ▪ Celebrities ▪ Grants
Raise funds to complete and sustain ▪ House naming opportunities ▪ Guest House “room” sponsorships ▪ Brick campaign ▪ In kind services ▪ Community contributors ▪ Insurance beneficiary
How can you help! You can participate in a variety of ways: • Help inform other people of the need • Honor someone with brick in their name • Challenge group to name a room • Show up at one of our events • Volunteer for a project
How can you help! Short term volunteers are needed for the following… • Fundraising Committee • Capital Campaign Committee • Publicity Committee • Interior Design Committee
For more information or to make a donationplease contact… Donation or information: Chuck Randolph Blackburn, Childers, & Stegall PO Box 3973 CRS Johnson City, TN 37602 423-282-4511
Robin Crumley-Chairperson Mary Moore- Vice Chairperson Chuck Randolph- Treasurer Shauna Crowe- Secretary Jane Conley- Recording Secretary/Historian Linda Keller Anita Laws Debbie Shields Elizabeth Leigh-Paffenroth Peggy Willingham Dot Robinson Bob Fondry June Ingram Thank you from the operating board!
Tommy Burleson Van Cooper W Lee Davis Ron Dykes Tim McGahey Tom Tull Trudi Jenkins Mary Powell Joan Scheu Donna Shipley Phyllis Wilson Mark Estep Thank you from the advisory board!