4 Things You May Not Know About the Hackerman-Patz House
“Having been provided the supportive environment of the Hackerman-Patz House, their staff eased the burden of traveling back and forth to our home and enabled us to spend as much of our limited time as a family together which carried us through some difficult moments.”
Ever heard of the Hackerman-Patz House? Located on the campus of Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest, the Hackerman-Patz house has provided peaceful, affordable lodging for families who wish to remain close to a hospitalized loved one for the past seven years.
Last Friday, student athletes representing some of the 18 high schools that make up the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference SAC Council donated thousands of items raised during a competition fundraiser among all the schools this year. Food, household items and gift cards were just some of the items donated to make Hackerman-Patz House residents feel at home. This is the third donation from this group, and last year’s donation by the EPC students was the largest the Hackerman-Patz House had ever received.
Here are four things you may not know about the Hackerman-Patz House:
- It is available to individuals who wish to stay the night before a surgical procedure or doctor appointment, patients undergoing certain outpatient treatments (with their provider’s consent), and new parents awaiting the birth of their newly adopted child.
- There is no distance requirement. If people wish to stay close to a hospitalized loved one, the Hackerman-Patz House welcomes all guests meeting eligibility criteria.
- Rates are very reasonable. It’s only $45 per night, or $35 per night if the guest or patient is a veteran, on active U.S. military duty, or if guests has a loved one in our Regional Burn Center.
- Financial assistance is available for those who qualify. This may reduce the rate by half or may reduce the rate to $5 per night.
Most people are unaware of the value and impact of a serene, affordable and convenient hospitality house until the need arises. As one former guest shared, “Having been provided the supportive environment of the Hackerman-Patz House, their staff eased the burden of traveling back and forth to our home and enabled us to spend as much of our limited time as a family together which carried us through some difficult moments.”