Our house was made possible through the generosity of Willard and Lillian Patz Hackerman and their families. The Hackermans established the first Hackerman-Patz family lodging facility in 1986 – at Baltimore’s Johns Hopkins Hospital – so families could spend less time traveling and more time visiting their hospitalized loved ones. They later established several similar lodging facilities at other locations in the Baltimore area.
As president and CEO of Baltimore’s Whiting-Turner Contracting – which has managed several LVHN construction projects – Willard came to admire the health network’s mission and staff. He was so impressed, he and Lillian chose LVH–Cedar Crest to be the site of the first Hackerman-Patz house outside of Maryland.
“It’s our pleasure to do this because I happen to love LVHN," Hackerman says. "We know the families who stay at the house will get all the support they need because this is the warmest, most welcoming hospital I’ve ever seen. It truly is unique."