American Cancer Society seeks RFPs for former Hope Lodge
For the Hub City Times
MARSHFIELD – The American Cancer Society announced on Jan. 31 that they are seeking Request For Proposals (RFPs) for the reuse of its former Hope Lodge site in Marshfield.
“The call for interested parties allows community groups, health facilities and other entities to submit their plans on providing services in connection with the former temporary patient residency to better serve the needs of cancer patients in the local community,” a society release stated.
“The American Cancer Society Hope Lodge in Marshfield closed in 2020 due to the pandemic. But economic conditions and chronic low occupancy rates (Hope Lodge in Marshfield had an occupancy rate of less than 50 percent since 2016) have made the existing program unsustainable. The RFP seeks to find a partner to best handle the Marshfield Hope Lodge facility in service of cancer patients. Examples of services sought include housing patients and caregivers undergoing treatment, providing community education and services for cancer prevention and early detection. The desire is that the new iteration of the facility be better positioned to sustainably help even more families facing cancer.”
Interested parties may email an overview of their organization, qualifications and relevant experiences to [email protected]. A team from the American Cancer Society will review and respond as appropriate.
Deadline for expressing interest is Feb. 15.