The Village at Mayo Clinic
The Village at Mayo Clinic is a low-cost, extended-stay lodging option for transplant and cancer patients receiving treatment at Mayo Clinic's campus in Arizona. The Village at Mayo Clinic is conveniently located on the Phoenix campus of Mayo Clinic, allowing you easy and timely access to your appointments at Mayo Clinic Hospital and the Mayo Clinic Specialty Building.
The Village at Mayo Clinic features five Southwestern style "casitas," three for transplant patients and two for cancer patients. Each casita in the Village is approximately 4,900 square feet and has six bedrooms and six bathrooms to house patients and their caregivers.
The casitas surround a central community center building, the Brusally Center, where guests gather for events, special meals, support groups and game nights. The Village also has an office facility and housing for a night manager.
The Brusally Center at the Village is named for the children (Bruce and Sally) of the Tweed family, who generously donated their ranch home in Scottsdale to Mayo Clinic for use as a hospitality center for transplant patients. That facility, now known as the Help in Healing Home (formerly the Arizona Transplant House at Brusally Ranch), served more than 3,000 transplant patients and family members for a decade until demand outgrew the space. Construction began on the Village at Mayo Clinic in 2007, thanks to proceeds of the sale of Brusally Ranch and generous donations from benefactors.
The Help in Healing home has recently expanded its mission: While transplant patients, including bone marrow transplant, remain the first priority in terms of patient housing, if rooms become available in any of the three transplant casitas, they will be offered to other out-of-town patients who have had a complex surgery or treatment at Mayo Clinic and require a healing environment.
The Village at Mayo Clinic, a collaboration of the Help in Healing Home, the American Cancer Society's Hope Lodge and Mayo Clinic, opened for patients on June 27, 2009. The American Cancer Society's Hope Lodge at the Village is a first for that organization in the western United States.
Long-term plans call for nine casitas to be developed in the Village at Mayo Clinic to meet the increasing demand for this "home away from home." The project depends entirely on contributions, and completion of the entire facility depends on the progress of fundraising.