Growing need for rooms
Recent medical advances and improved patient protocols have increased the need for our services and is projected to keep growing as pediatric care throughout the Texas Medical Center continues to expand. The Holcombe House, our largest facility, operates consistently at full capacity, which means that we are unable to provide lodging for 12-15 families each day. In order to truly fulfill our mission of serving families in need of a home away from home close to the hospital, we must expand our capacity to accommodate the growing need.
Occupancy rates have climbed from 85% in 2011 to 96% in 2016.
High volume use of facility
In 2016, we served families from over 348 different cities around the world, seeking the very best medical care for their sick child. For 20 years the Holcombe House has seen high-volume use 24/7 for 365 days each year. As a result, our facility has experienced natural, but visible, wear and tear. The proposed improvements will use more efficient and durable materials to withstand years of use by thousands of families.
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Evolving needs for family private spaces and House communal areas
A more open floor plan is needed to foster community among our resident families, but we also require additional private areas to better serve our families, such as the family registration office where families share important personal information.