SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Mercy Medical Center welcomed Yee’s family as well as Governor Charlie Baker and Lt. Governor Karen Polito, for an update on the Palliative Care Center being created in his honor and to view the new mural.

Restaurateur and business man Andrew Yee, who passed away in May of last year, is being recognized for his spirit and contributions to the community with the construction of a new Palliative Care Center at Mercy Medical Center. Governor Charlie Baker and Lt. Governor Karen Polito, both friends of Yee, where in attendance Thursday and donated $50,000 toward the construction of the Care Center.

“Look the guy was for all intents and purposes one of the most positive people certainly I’ve ever met and you couldn’t help but be affected by his positivity. His legacy here in western mass will be with us for a very long time and this is clearly a way to make a big statement about who he was and what he means. So we’re thrilled to be here and to support it,” said Baker.

The family comfort lounge in the Care Center will be named of after Governor Baker and LT. Governor Polito. The entire center will have 8 beds and is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2023.