New Neighborhood Gives Hospital Patients All the Comforts of Home
A new neighborhood in Charlottesville will help hospital patients get the treatments they need in the comfort of a home setting.
Paton Street neighbors and volunteers got together Sunday afternoon for a ribbon cutting and block party. University of Virginia Health Services teamed up with Habitat for Humanity to build health homes in this part of town. Those houses are equipped with high-tech medical equipment to help out-patients keep up with treatment, something that can be tough to do when bills are piling up.
Trish Cluff, associate vice president for strategic planning and marketing for UVA Health System said, "When you have health care requirements and needs, it can have a tremendous impact on your finances so they've really accomplished something very special."
Construction on the Paton Street neighborhood started in 2006. A couple of the newer homes are even L.E.E.D certified for being environmentally friendly.