Rebecca A. Morrison House
Welcome to the Morrison House – A Heartland Hospitality Home
The Morrison House is a guest residence for those living outside Salina with a loved one who is a patient at Salina Regional Health Center and outpatients undergoing treatment at the Tammy Walker Cancer Center.
- Caring staff on site 24 hours a day
- Within walking distance of the hospital
- Security escorts are available 24 hours a day
- Clean, comfortable rooms
- Fully-equipped kitchen
- Laundry facilities
- Telephone in each guest room
- Computer and wireless Internet access
- Convenient parking
- Exercise room
- Handicapped-accessible facility
It’s a home away from home!
Within walking distance of the Salina Regional Health Center, the Morrison house can provide guests with accommodations in a warm, compassionate environment.
There are 14 rooms available, which are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Nine of the rooms are handicapped-accessible with their own private bathrooms.
Aside from private rooms in a secure environment, guests are provided with linens, toiletries, laundry soap, breakfast foods, and fully equipped kitchens if they would like to purchase food to prepare full meals.
Guests may check into the house between 7:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m., seven days a week. Reservations are not accepted.
There is no charge (other than a $10 key deposit) to stay at the Morrison House, however, donations are encouraged. Learn more about the Morrison House by reading our frequently asked questions.
The Rebecca A. Morrison House is a service provided by the Salina Regional Health Foundation and the Salina Regional Health Center Service Auxiliary. For more information about the Morrison House, please call (785)-452-7500.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who may stay at the Rebecca A. Morrison House?
The Morrison House provides lodging for the primary caregiver or family member who must travel from outside Salina to be near a loved one who is a patient at Salina Regional Health Center, or a patient receiving radiation treatment at Tammy Walker Cancer Center. Guests are admitted on a first-come, first-served basis without regard to race, color, cultural heritage, religion, marital status, financial status, or gender. Only one guest room will be assigned for each patient. The facility is accessible to people with disabilities.
Is there a charge?
The house is funded through contributions to the Salina Regional Health Foundation. There is no daily charge, however, donations are needed and gratefully accepted to maintain continued operation of the home. A $10 key deposit is required at the time of registration.
Whom do I contact to stay at the Morrison House?
Guests staying at the Morrison House must be referred through the Health Center’s Emergency Department or regular registration. Guests may check into the house between 7 a.m. and 9 p.m., seven days a week.
Do I need a reservation?
Reservations are not accepted for staying in the Morrison House. Rooms are allocated on a space-available basis. Referrals are made through the Health Center’s registration & Tammy Walker Cancer Center. Your name will be placed on a waiting list if the house is full.
What about parking and security to and from the Health Center?
Located adjacent to the Santa Fe Campus, the Morrison House is a short walk to the main south entrance of the facility. A security officer is available to assist with escorting guests to and from the health center if requested.
Is telephone, e-mail and mail service available?
The Morrison House office phone number is (785) 452-7500. There is a telephone in each guest room which may be used for local calls and long-distance credit card calls. The Morrison House is equipped with WIFI service and a computer & printer is available for guests to use. Mail may be addressed in care of the Rebecca A. Morrison House, 513 S. 8th, Salina, KS 67401.
What about meals, laundry and bed linen?
The Morrison House has a fully-equipped kitchen. Guests may bring groceries to prepare meals and snacks. Cereal, bread, milk, juice and snacks are provided. As donated food items are received, they will be made available for the guests.
Laundry facilities are available for use at no cost. Laundry detergent is also provided. Bed linens, towels and selected toiletries are furnished. We ask that guests help maintain the Morrison House by being responsible for keeping their rooms and common areas of the house clean and orderly.
How do I check out of the Morrison House?
Please notify the Morrison House staff as soon as you know when your loved one will be dismissed, so that a staff member may assist you with check-out procedures. Keys must be returned for a deposit refund upon checking out. Donations can be made at check out as well.
What else does the Morrison House offer?
The Morrison House is more than a place to stay. Guests can be part of a “family” with others who are away from home and facing medical crisis. No one needs to feel alone. Guests can share their experiences, offering support and companionship. Morrison House staff are available to assist you in using the facilities, or as a comforting presence during your stay.
Who is Rebecca A. Morrison?
Rebecca “Becky” A. Morrison, has devoted a lifetime of service toward helping others in our community. Mrs. Morrison is a charter member of both the Salina Regional Health Center and the Salina Regional Health Foundation Boards of Trustees. This was a natural extension of her 32 years of service on the Asbury-Salina Regional Medical Center Board. In 1998, Mrs. Morrison was named the first-ever trustee emeritus at Salina Regional Health Center. Mrs. Morrison has also been very active with her volunteer work through Meals on Wheels, First Presbyterian Church, and numerous other charitable concerns. The Salina Regional Health Foundation is pleased to recognize Mrs. Morrison for her years of dedication to helping others, by making this home-away-from-home in her honor.
What is a Heartland Hospitality Home?
As a young wife and mother in 1977, Diana Mason Lee experienced the heartache of raising two young children and caring for her husband who was dying of leukemia. She had to locate day care for her children so she could take her husband for treatment 50 miles away. Later her husband was hospitalized and she needed to stay with him. Falling asleep in hospital hallways or lounge areas, she had to ask strangers for help. While experiencing these hardships, Lee promised herself that someday she would do what she could to assist others facing similar circumstances. Her vow led to the birth of the Rebecca A. Morrison House: A Heartland Hospitality Home in 1993. The Morrison House was the second Heartland Hospitality Home established. The first home, The Purdue House, is located in Wichita.