Marshfield’s Hope Lodge to cease operations
By Hub City Times staff
MARSHFIELD – The American Cancer Society will discontinue operations at the Marshfield Hope Lodge, citing the financial impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, declining operations, and operational funding shortfalls.
The American Cancer Society and Marshfield Clinic Health System are now working to determine the future of the facility and filling service needs.
“The American Cancer Society’s sudden and unexpected decision to permanently close Hope Lodge is profoundly disappointing as so many families relied on the comfort and support it provided when visiting Marshfield to receive care at Marshfield Clinic. Families over the years have shared their appreciation of having this valuable resource in Marshfield. That resource is sadly no longer available to the more than dozen patients currently waiting to receive treatment in Marshfield,” Marshfield Clinic Health System said in a statement.
“Since the Lodge’s closing during the pandemic, which we were led to believe was temporary, the Health System, through its Center for Community Health Advancement, provided patients and families comfortable lodging in hotels and apartments. We will continue to be innovative and explore alternative options to help those who have relied on and will now be without this wonderful community asset during their cancer journey.”
The Hope Lodge operations were temporarily suspended in March. Since the Hope Lodge closed, Marshfield Clinic provided patients and families with lodging in hotels and apartments.