When there is an illness or accident and a loved one is hospitalized, it's a crisis for the entire family, especially when home and friends are far away. Hospital Hospitality House, a subsidiary of the NHRMC Auxiliary, provides lodging and support services for family members of patients being treated at New Hanover Regional Medical Center and Cape Fear Hospital.
The mission of New Hanover Regional Medical Center's Hospitality House is to provide a "home away from home" for families experiencing a medical crisis.
Located across the street from the Medical Center at 1612 Medical Center Drive, Hospitality House can accommodate 34 persons per night. Hospitality House offers:
- Eleven guest rooms of different sizes for families
- Day guest room
- Communal bathrooms
- Two living rooms with TV and DVD player
- Fully-equipped kitchen
- Laundry room
- Enclosed outdoor patio area and a peaceful garden
Transportation to Hospital
The New Hanover Regional Medical Center Courtesy Van makes regularly scheduled stops at the Hospitality House to help bring guests back and forth from the hospital.
Arranging to Stay at Hospital Hospitality House
If you would like to stay at Hospitality House, please ask for a referral from a physician, hospital nursing staff, social worker or spiritual caregiver. Because there is limited space, a room may not be available at the time, but your name will be added to the waiting list and you'll be called when a room opens. While waiting for a room to become available, referred patients and families may use the facility as a day guest.
Hospitality House is a 501(c)(3) non-profit program that is funded through the generosity of the New Hanover Regional Medical Center Auxiliary, guest donations, community support and volunteers. The support of donors helps keep the cost down for the families who stay there. Guests are asked to pay just $35 a night for their room. Many insurance companies will reimburse this fee, so please check with your company for infomation specific to your plan.
If you would like to learn more about Hospital Hospitality House, visit us at 1612 Medical Center Drive, Wilmington, NC 28401 or contact Hospitality House at 910.815.5313.