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First East Coast Children's Hospice To Be Built in Baltimore

SOURCE: Joseph Richey Hospice
February 2, 2007--A groundbreaking for Dr. Bob’s Place—A Hospice for Children will be held on Sunday, February 4 at 3:00 p.m. at 835-837 North Martin Luther King Boulevard. The facility, when completed, will be the first hospice facility for children on the east coast of the U.S. Construction is set to begin on May 1.

The groundbreaking will kick off an afternoon of celebration, to mark the Joseph Richey Hospice’s 20th anniversary. Joseph Richey is the oldest free-standing hospice facility in Maryland. Founded by Mount Calvary Episcopal Church and the All Saints Sisters of the Poor (Episcopal), the Hospice opened in 1987 to provide a place to care for terminally ill people who had no able caregiver in the home. It is the only hospice in the city of Baltimore.

Scheduled to attend the festivities are The Rt. Rev. John Rabb, Bishop Suffragan of the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland; The Honorable Joseph H.H. Kaplan, retired former Chief Judge of the Circuit Court for Baltimore City; and representatives from Senator Cardin’s and Senator Milkulski’s offices.

For more information about Dr. Bob's Place, call 443-506-0514 or 443-506-9088.

To learn more about Joseph Richey Hospice, which is at 838 North Eutaw Street, call 410-523-2150 or email:

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This story was published on February 2, 2007.