A New Home for Healing
A New Home
After many years of planning, Kathy’s House welcomed guests to our New Home for Healing June 7, 2021. The 36-room facility doubles capacity and is located on the campus of the Milwaukee Regional Medical Center, footsteps from Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center. The time-lapse video at the left shows construction progress.
The additional space, which, unlike our previous home, is ADA-compliant, improves health equity in our region for those seeking access to life-saving care, regardless of geography, income or resources. Kathy’s House is designed to serve as the national model in hospital guest lodging to support patients and their families—right here in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
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Explore Our New House
The new Kathy’s House will have 36 Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant guest rooms, twice our current capacity, including a separate wing with two-room kitchenette suites for long-term and other patients with compromised immune systems.
A Growing Need
Imagine finding out you have cancer and that the best care is 50 or 100 miles away – or more. And what if your diagnosis required weeks or even months of treatment? You want your loved ones nearby, but where could you afford to stay?
Without Kathy’s House, patients and families who must travel to Milwaukee for needed medical care may face the terrible decision to forgo treatment because they can’t afford to stay in a hotel.
Since 2001 Kathy’s House has served as a home away from home for 22,000 guests—patients and their family members—from around Wisconsin, the United States and beyond who need to travel to Milwaukee to access vital medical care.
Why a New Home Matters
Watch video comments from the public launch of our capital campaign, August 2019.
Kathy’s House broke ground on its New Home for Healing on June 30, 2020. To mark the milestone during the pandemic, we held a small groundbreaking event at the site that was shared virtually with our community of guests, supporters, donors, volunteers and staff members.
For the answers to Frequently Asked Questions regarding our new home, please follow the link below.