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The Hackerman-Patz Patient and Family Pavilion

The Hackerman-Patz Pavilion main entrance

The Hackerman-Patz Patient and Family Pavilion provides temporary short-term housing options for cancer patients and their caregivers. Located across the street from the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Building, the Pavilion is within walking distance to the hospital.  The Pavilion is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and offers gracious, supportive and affordable hospitality in a home-like atmosphere, a welcoming alternative to hotel living when traveling to receive specialized medical treatment. The Pavilion was designed specifically to provide housing for adult cancer patients and their caregivers. To learn eligibility requirements, please refer to the Housing Requirements link on the drop down menu on the left of this page. 

  • In order to provide safe and comfortable housing for our patients and their caregivers the following are requirements during a stay at The Hackerman-Patz Patient and Family Pavilion:

    • The patient is receiving treatment at the Johns Hopkins Hospital for either a minimum of 3 consecutive days, or at least 3 days a week.
    • The patient has a caregiver, over 18 years of age, who has agreed to stay for the duration of treatment.
    • The patient and caregiver have a permanent residence and will supply their identification card or other proof of residence.
    • The patient is able to care for themselves, evacuate the premises in case of an emergency, and prepare meals (or do so with assistance from their caregiver).
    • The patient and caregiver agree to check in no sooner than one day before the start of treatment and will check out no later than 24 hours following completion of treatment.
    • We are committed to providing a healthy and safe environment for our patients, visitors and staff members. The Johns Hopkins Hospital is a tobacco-free campus. Use of any tobacco products is not allowed in the Pavilion, or on the grounds of the JHH campus.
    • The Pavilion is an alcohol-free environment.

    Additional eligibility requirements have been put into place at this time including the below:

    • Each room is limited to one patient and one caregiver.  Identify one caregiver who can remain for the duration of the stay.  No additional visitors are permitted.
    • All patients, caregivers, and staff are required to wear a face mask at all times when outside of a guest room. Gaiters, bandanas, or masks with exhalation valves are not permitted.
    • The patient and caregiver should remain on the grounds of the hospital during their stay and not return home at any time.
    • The patient and caregiver are encouraged to avoid in-person shopping and utilize curbside pickup or grocery delivery services.
  • The Pavilion offers two room types:

    For those who have a car, parking is an additional $4 per day.

    Accommodations are available on a waiting list basis with a minimum 3-night stay.
    To be placed on the waiting list, or to learn about other housing options, please contact (410) 614-6527.
    For accommodations of 1 or 2 nights, please refer to this listing of discounted area hotels.

  • living room

    In the main living room, the great room features a large flat panel television and grand piano

    Due to COVID-19, many shared areas and shared amenities of the Hackerman-Patz Patient and Family Pavilion have been temporarily closed. Guests continue to have access to the following amenities.


    • Computer stations and wireless internet throughout
    • Laundry rooms (high efficiency soap is provided)

    Other Services Include:

    • Complimentary hot dinners available for guests on select weeknights
    • Complimentary microwavable frozen meals are available for guests

    shared kitchen

    Spacious common kitchen complete with two full cook stations

    Housing Referral Service - (410) 614-6527

  • The following may be helpful in planning for a stay at The Hackerman-Patz Patient and Family Pavillion. Please keep in mind that some patients in treatment may be sensitized to strong smelling lotions, perfumes, and air fresheners.

    • Toiletries
    • DVD player or gaming console with extra long AV cords as these are not provided in rooms
    • Laundry soap is provided but should you decide to bring your own it must be High Efficiency
    • Calling card or cell phone for long distance telephone calls
    • A tote bag for important hospital papers.
    • Journal or notebook
    • Calendar or planner
    • Wireless enabled laptop
    • Plenty of snacks and beverages to store in your kitchenette
    • Your favorites from home: picture frames, pillow, blanket
    • Hand sanitizer and antibacterial wipes
    • Seasonal clothing and umbrella 
    • Comfortable walking shoes

    Please Do Not Bring the Following Items:

    • Candles and incense
    • Portable heaters
    • Personal valuables
    • Alcohol
  • Thank you for your interest in the volunteer program.

    Due to COVID-19, all in-person volunteering at the Hackerman-Patz Pavilion has been suspended at this time. Please consider making a donation to support the meal program for guests of the Pavilion.  For more information, please call 410-955-2304 or contact Wasim Hussaini at [email protected].



The Hackerman-Patz Patient and Family Pavilion was founded and is sustained through the generous support of a grateful community. Those who choose to make a gift to the Pavilion ensure this important resource continues to provide a home-away-from-home for patients and families at Johns Hopkins.
Make an online donation and designate your gift to the Hackerman-Patz Patient and Family Pavilion.

The David S. Ettinger, M.D., Patient & Family Entertainment Program

Recognizing the importance of fellowship and support for patients and families staying in the Hackerman-Patz Pavilion, the David S. Ettinger, M.D. Patient and Family Entertainment Program was established through the vision and generosity of Dr. Ettinger and his family. An array of programs and activities are planned each month to entertain and rejuvenate ­ from art activities, to evenings with music, to hosting family dinners ­ all offered free of charge.
Make an online donation and when asked about designating your gift, please select "use my gift to support a specific physician or area of research" and type in Ettinger Program at Hackerman-Patz.
To make a donation by check, please make your check payable to Johns Hopkins and in the memo line, designate your gift to the Ettinger Program at Hackerman-Patz. Checks can be mailed to Attn: Sarah Hoehlein, 301 North Broadway, Baltimore, MD 21231.
To request more information, please contact Sarah Hoehlein at (410) 955-2304.


The Hackerman-Patz Patient and Family Pavilion is a member of the
Healthcare Hospitality Network

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