HCI Hospice Care Services is excited to announce a new agreement with Dallas County Hospital. The agreement, which includes leasing office space within the Hospital’s South Atrium, will become effective August 1.

"This is an exciting opportunity for HCI Hospice Care Services," said Tray Wade, chief operating officer and senior vice president of patient and family care with HCI Care Services. "We look forward to providing a new home for our hospice team that will be easily accessible to the community. By relocating to the hospital, we hope to make it easier for area residents and hospital visitors to access and learn about the full range of caregiving services and resources they may need in addressing serious illness."

Matt Wille, Dallas County Hospital CEO, agreed, "We are excited to welcome HCI Hospice Care Services to our campus. As healthcare continues to expand and change, we welcome the opportunity to provide our patients and visitors with a full-service healthcare campus."

This summer, HCI Hospice Care Services will move from its current office space on 12th Street to the existing Dallas County Hospital Gift Shop located on the main floor of the South Atrium. A grand opening for the new Gift Shop space will be held during the month of August.

The HCI Hospice Care Services team in Perry has been caring for area patients and families since 1996. Formerly known as Hospice of Central Iowa, HCI Care Services is a non-profit, independent healthcare organization which brings comfort and supportive care to individuals and their families. In 2011, the organization expanded beyond traditional hospice care services to offer palliative care services and supportive private duty services.

Opened in 1954, Dallas County Hospital is a 25-bed critical access hospital, serving Dallas, Green, Guthrie and Boone Counties. For more information, please call 515-465-3547.