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Community Care Hospice

1669 Rombach Ave.
Wilmington, OH 45177
Phone: 937.382.5400
Fax: 937.383.3898

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Hospice of Central Ohio

Newark

2269 Cherry Valley Rd.
Newark, OH 43055
740.788.1400

Inpatient Care Center

1320 West Main St.
Newark, OH 43055
740.344.0379

Hospice of Central Ohio at
The Ohio State University
Wexner Medical Center

410 W 10th Ave - 7th Floor
Columbus, OH 43210
614.685.0001

Ohio's Community Mercy Hospice

Mitchell-Thomas Center
100 W. McCreight Ave., Ste. 400
Springfield, OH 45504
Phone: 937.390.9665

Ohio's Hospice of Butler & Warren Counties

5940 Long Meadow Dr.,
Middletown, OH 45005
513.422.0300

Ohio's Hospice of Dayton

324 Wilmington Ave.
Dayton, Ohio 45420
937.256.4490
1.800.653.4490

Ohio's Hospice of Fayette County

222 N. Oakland Ave.,
Washington Court House, OH 43160
740.335.0149

Ohio's Hospice Loving Care

Ohio's Hospice Loving Care

56 South Oak Street
P.O. Box 445
London, Ohio, 43140

Ohio's Hospice LifeCare

1900 Akron Rd.,
Wooster, OH 44691
330.264.4899

Ohio's Hospice of Miami County

550 Summit Ave., Ste. 101,
Troy, OH 45373
937.335.5191

1.800.653.4490 info@OhiosHospice.org
Team Members To Serve On Palliative Care And Quality Of Life Interdisciplinary Council

Team Members to Serve on Palliative Care and Quality of Life Interdisciplinary Council

Chirag Patel, MD, FAAHPM, and Mark Curtis, RN, PMHCNS-BC, ACHPN, LMT, of Innovative Care Solutions, and Christy Michaels, MSW, LISWS, ACHPSW, of Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare were appointed to Ohio’s first Palliative Care and Quality of Life Interdisciplinary Council. 

This council is part of a new law in Ohio that requires healthcare organizations to develop systems to identify patients or residents who need palliative care and inform them about their options. It is comprised of 20 members who have demonstrated expertise in palliative care, have worked with various age groups and delivery models, and are concerned with the delivery of palliative care in Ohio. 

“We’re honored to see our teammates recognized and appointed to serve in such important roles on this state-wide council,” said Kent Anderson, president and CEO of Ohio’s Hospice. “As part of the council, their role will include creating recommendations for best practices in all healthcare facility types to identify Ohioans who will benefit from palliative care consultations and services. Through their leadership, they will help develop and implement a plan to educate the public about the benefits of palliative care.”

Palliative care is specialized healthcare for an individual living with a chronic, serious or life-limiting illness. It focuses on treating the physical and emotional symptoms of illness, such as pain, shortness of breath, anxiety and depression. It is provided by a team of specially-trained healthcare professionals. Palliative care aims to address the patient’s physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs; and facilitate patient autonomy, access to information and medical decision making. The goal of palliative care is to improve the quality of life for both the individual and his or her family.

“We want to ensure that Ohioans not only have access to palliative care, but more importantly, receive education and access to quality models and best practices in palliative care,” said Jackie Matthews, RN, MS, CNS, AOCN, ACHPN, vice president of Pure Healthcare and Innovative Care Solutions. “The goal is to integrate palliative care into Ohio’s healthcare systems and enhance the use and development of palliative care throughout Ohio.” 

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