VALLEY VIEW HOSPICE
Northern Arizona Healthcare
Verde Valley Medical Center
Valley View Hospice Home is Morfeld Ray’s most recent project with the Verde Valley Medical Center. The Hospice Home is the first and only home-style hospice center in the Cottonwood and Sedona area. This facility has 10 private rooms for terminally ill patients and their families.
The building sits on top of a hill over looking panoramic views of the Sedona red rocks. Extensive site planning was involved from the start of this project as a stipulation of gaining the property was to preserve an 80 year old abandoned church located in the center of the property, blocking the main views. After reviewing all options it was determined the best use of the site was to move the church 100 yards, saving both church and capturing the view. The entry of the Hospice Home’s exposed wood entry juts out from the semi-circular structure and opens up into a large living room area. This extension continues outdoors into a large covered deck over looking panoramic views of the Verde Valley. Every room has its own exterior deck which provides a more private and peaceful view of Verde Valley for both patients and families. The Hospice’s split gable roof lets in natural diffused light along the sloped ceilings of the patient corridors. Natural tones and materials allow the Hospice Home to blend in with its surroundings and encourages a peaceful experience.