Verde Valley Hospice
Cottonwood, AZ | 12,640 sf | $4.2 million | Spring 2014
VVMC 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. To create this view an 80 old church was moved 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.