It is with great sadness that we announce the unexpected death of Dr. Chirag Patel, our chief medical officer.
“His time with us will always be remembered and honored with the values that he carried with him each and every day,” said Kent Anderson, CEO of Ohio’s Hospice. “His impact on our patients, families and staff cannot be measured. He touched countless lives as a servant leader.”
Dr. Patel served as chief medical officer of Ohio’s Hospice and Pure Healthcare. He joined the staff of Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton in 2009. Dr. Patel formerly served as a staff hospitalist and specialist in hospice and palliative care at Dayton Veteran’s Affairs Hospital.
He earned his medical degree from the American University of The Caribbean and completed residency and chief residency at Wright State University School of Medicine. From 2005-2006, Dr. Patel served as the chief of the Medical-Surgical Clinic at Miami Valley Hospital. He was certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and was board certified by the American Association of Hospice and Palliative Medicine.
“Dr. Patel dedicated himself to ensuring patients were not only well cared for but respected and heard,” Anderson said. “He was an active listener and the most kind human I have ever had the privilege of serving with. Our mission will forever be stronger and better because of Chirag’s service.”
Dr. Patel was a leader in palliative and chronic care initiatives in greater Dayton and Ohio. He established himself as an innovator, mentor and passionate patient advocate. He was dedicated to ensuring that patients receive easier-to-access care, placing the whole person at the center.
He was known for his groundbreaking work to broaden the scope and reach of palliative care. He also was an educator who helped shape the future of hospice and palliative medicine through his commitment to teaching and mentoring the next generation of hospice and palliative care advance practice nurses and physicians. He was instrumental in our fellowship programs with Kettering Health and Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine.
“We will greatly miss Dr. Patel,” Anderson said. “We extend our deepest condolences to his wife, Dr. Rana Patel, one of our team physicians at Ohio’s Hospice, and their family.”
A service to honor Dr. Patel’s memory will be held on Aug. 30 at the Tobias Funeral Home.
- Puja Prayer Service – Noon-1 pm – Far Hills Chapel (5471 Far Hills Ave., Dayton, OH 45429)
- Eulogy and Visitation – 1-3 pm – Far Hills Chapel (5471 Far Hills Ave., Dayton, OH 45429)
- Langar (Food) – 3 pm – Dayton Gurdwara (2320 Harshman Rd., Dayton, OH 45424)
- Ardas (Prayer) Service – 5 pm – Dayton Gurdwara (2320 Harshman Rd., Dayton, OH 45424)
To view Dr. Patel’s obituary, click here.