The House Will Provide a Home for Daughters of Charity and Provide Comfortable Environment for Patients, Families
Saint Agnes Hospital today celebrated the official groundbreaking of the Hackerman-Patz House. Willard Hackerman and his wife, Lillian Patz Hackerman, donated a $2 million gift to Saint Agnes to support the new building, which honors the memories of both of the couple’s parents. The Hackerman-Patz House will initially be used to house the Daughters of Charity, members of the sponsoring community of Saint Agnes Hospital, allowing them to remain close to our patients and associates and ensure that the Saint Agnes mission continues to thrive. The house will later be used to provide a comfortable and convenient place to stay for family and loved ones of patients who have an extended stay in the hospital.
“As a Catholic health care ministry, we are dedicated to providing excellent care to our patients and their families in a respectful, compassionate environment,” said Bonnie Phipps, President & CEO of Saint Agnes Healthcare. “We are deeply grateful for this gift as it will provide a home for our Sisters whose presence represents the foundation of our core mission and ultimately a comfortable environment for our families.”
Features of the 13,000 square foot, two-story building will include:
• 16 sleeping quarters with private bathrooms
• Community bathroom on each floor
• Community room
• Dining Room
“We are proud to provide this building to a great institution and the dedicated people of Saint Agnes Hospital – from management to the healthcare staff,” said Mr. Hackerman, President & CEO of The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company. “As a lifelong Baltimorean, I am proud to contribute to the unique nature of how this building will be used and the growth of the Greater Baltimore Area healthcare community.”
Hackerman-Patz House is expected to open in early 2012.