Friday, June 10, 2011
PHOENIX — A fourth casita for the Arizona Transplant House at the Village at Mayo Clinic will open next week on the Phoenix campus of Mayo Clinic. The Village at Mayo Clinic provides housing for out-of-town patients undergoing long-term transplant or cancer treatment.
The new 4,900 square-foot casita has six bedrooms and six bathrooms that house both transplant patients and their caregiver/family members. The Village is comprised of four casitas, a community center and an office, located in a serene setting on the southeast corner of the campus. Each casita also has a kitchen, dining area, living room space, a laundry and library.
The facility first opened on June 27, 2009.
In addition to the three casitas for transplant patients, there is also a casita operated by the American Cancer Society-Hope Lodge, the first such housing facility for cancer patients for that organization in the western states. Long-terms plan call for nine casitas in all.
The home-away-from-home for the patients is largely made possible by benefactor donations.
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