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Tranquility at Kennesaw Mountain Offers Comfort, Serenity to Patients and Families

Since opening in March, Tranquility at Kennesaw Mountain, WellStar Community Hospice’s newest inpatient hospice center, has already touched lives of patients and families.
Tranquility at Kennesaw Mountain
The courtyard behind Tranquility at Kennesaw Mountain.

Like its sister facility at WellStar Cobb Hospital, Tranquility at Kennesaw Mountain provides compassionate care in a homelike setting to patients diagnosed with a life-limiting illness.

“Patients have been pleased with the serene environment and the sense of peace they have while they’re here,” said Barbara Ballard, vice president, Post Acute Services. “Most importantly, they know they’re being well cared for.”

“We had a patient here recently who asked me to come see him in his room,” said Ballard. “He told me that, while he received great care at Kennestone, nothing has compared to the level of service he has received here. I’m grateful that we were able to touch his heart in a special way.”

The facility has a capacity for 18 private suites, each of which will offer amenities designed with both patients and their families in mind. Currently nine of those suites are open, with another three opening soon.

For Carolyn Meier, whose mother-in-law is a patient at Tranquility at Kennesaw Mountain, exceptional care and attention to detail have added much needed comfort during a difficult time.

“We’ve had an excellent experience since she’s been there,” said Meier. “The facility is beautiful and the staff is very attentive to the patients, as well as the families who are there. You couldn’t ask for better care. They even did a Fourth of July cookout for all the families. Small things like those really mean a lot when you’re going through something like this.”

Tranquility at Kennesaw Mountain was funded by the WellStar Foundation through generous gifts of support from WellStar, team members and the community. Founded in 1982, WellStar Community Hospice is one of the state’s oldest hospital-based hospice programs. More than 1,500 patients each year receive care through the program.