Community Home Health and Hospice is joining with Sterling Bank to announce a financial partnership that will help fund construction of a new hospice care center in the northern part of Clark County. Spokane-based Sterling will finance $5.5 million of the $7.4 million project. Mary Kay Morelli with Community Home Health and Hospice says that construction of the ten-bed facility will start in December of this year, with plans to be complete October of next year. The building will be constructed on six acres of land that CHHH recently purchased in the Salmon Creek area of Vancouver. They say that Clark County’s senior population is expected to double in the near future, and this expansion is intended to help Community Home Health and Hospice stay ahead of the curve in serving that population. This is phase one of a three-phase expansion into Clark County; the second phase will be the construction of a community grief support center, conference center and memorial garden, to start in 2016. Projected for 2019, they plan to add another ten beds to the Salmon Creek center, giving a total of 20 beds.