Harbor to open Jasper in-patient facility

Harbor Hospice Jasper facility under construction

Harbor Hospice is expanding its footprint to the Jasper area. The hospice care provider is building a new, 13,367 square-foot in-patient facility at 1440 FM 777 in Jasper.

According to Harbor Hospice, construction began in January 2017 and is expected to be completed this spring. The contractor for the job is BEGA Design + Construction out of Houston. According to the city of Jasper, the cost of the project is $600,000.

“Harbor has been serving patients in the Jasper area for almost a decade,” said Dr. Qamar Arfeen, CEO at Harbor Healthcare System. “We are very excited and honored for this opportunity to better serve those patients and establish a deeper connection with the community through our newest inpatient facility. Harbor is a beacon of light to families who are struggling with the responsibilities of end of life care.”

Harbor Healthcare System spokesperson Nicole Morris added via e-mail, “We provide services to the terminally ill in their home, wherever home may be. There are times when caring for a loved one at home is simply not possible. When symptoms cannot be managed at home, or when families are having difficulty coping with an in-home death, Harbor Hospice’s inpatient facility will provide care in a warm, homelike setting. The beautiful, serene, inpatient facility will offer the comfort of home while providing round-the-clock, expert medical care. Our Jasper Inpatient Facility will be the fifth inpatient care facility.”