The Hospital Hospitality House of Southwest Michigan opened in 1985 as a vision of the Junior League of Kalamazoo in partnership with Borgess Medical Center and Bronson Methodist Hospital. We are a proud member of the Healthcare Hospitality Network.
What We Do
We make it easier for families to support their loved one receiving medical care by providing them a homelike, comforting place to stay. The House is open 365 days a year, 24 hours a day. We serve 1,000 guests annually from all Michigan counties, all 50 states and many foreign countries. The House also offers kitchen and laundry facilities, family visiting areas and a relaxing patio and garden area.
Why We Exist
Every day, out-of-town patients come to Kalamazoo for emergency medical care. As a result, families find themselves without an affordable place to stay for the long period of time their loved one is in the hospital. The House meets this need by providing no-cost accommodations to caregivers and to patients receiving intensive outpatient care. By removing the financial barrier, families can be involved in the patient’s day-to-day care. This promotes healing, better aftercare and provides greater peace of mind for the patient.
How We Do It
As a non-profit, the House is funded solely through the generosity of the community. Donations are received from individuals, community organizations and our hospital partners. In addition to foundations and grants.