|CLEARWATER, Fla. - Suncoast Hospice House Brookside opened
its doors to the public for a dedication ceremony, ribbon cutting, tour and
reception on Sept. 29. The new residence features more than 50 large-format images by renowned
fine art photographer Alan S. Maltz.
34,000-square-foot hospice house will accommodate 30 patients, with special
areas set aside for their family members. The building and grounds are designed
to honor the dignity of patients and their families in an atmosphere of peace.
Maltz's images play a key role in enhancing Brookside's serene environment with
their focus on light, beauty and nature.
"We are so
pleased to be able to share Alan Maltz's beautiful work with our patients and
their families. His images convey warmth and tranquility - perfect for our
lovely new hospice house and its mission," says Pat Lucas, Regional Director of
Suncoast Hospice Houses Woodside and Brookside.
500 donors, staff, volunteers and community members attended the dedication
ceremony. A capacity crowd watched the ribbon cutting by Maltz; Scott Kistler,
Vice President of Suncoast Hospice; Malene Muehler (representing the late
Raymond E. Jockers, donor); and Linda de Bottari, donor.
Hospice House Brookside, located at 164 West Lake Rd., Palm Harbor, Fla., will
welcome its first patients this month.
About Alan S. Maltz
Maltz is the "Official Fine Art Photographer for the State of Florida" and the
"Official Wildlife Photographer of Florida." His work graces private, public
and corporate collections throughout the world, including Bank of America Tower
at International Place in Miami; Carter Presidential Library in Atlanta; The Ritz-Carlton in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands; and Canson in Caen, France.
the author and publisher of several award-winning art books, including "Florida ... Beyond the Blue Horizon," which was selected as the official gift of Super
Bowl XLI and presented to the 32 NFL team owners and the NFL Commissioner. His sixth
book, "Visions of Beauty - Fort Myers, Sanibel & Beyond ..." will be released this month.
S. Maltz Gallery is located at 1210 Duval Street in Old Town, Key West. For
more information, visit www.alanmaltz.com or call 305-294-0005.
Suncoast Hospice is a
not-for-profit agency offering comprehensive hospice and palliative care,
caregiver education, individual and group counseling, spiritual support and other
services to the people of Pinellas County, Fla. Founded in 1977 by volunteers,
more than 2,200 patients and their families are served each day by Suncoast
Hospice's staff of professionals along with 3,200 dedicated volunteers. To
learn more about Suncoast Hospice call (727) HOSPICE (467-7423) or logon to www.thehospice.org.