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An email from Blue Ridge Hospice confirms their expansion and development of new programs to better serve their communities.
Blue Ridge Hospice has made changes in their leadership team to support their serious illness and end of life care patients.
The newly created position of Chief Medical Officer is being filled by Dr. Brendan Flynn.
Dr. Julie Landrio will fill Dr. Flynn’s former position as Medical Director.
Registered Nurse Jennifer Martin has been placed in the new position of Executive Director at Blue Ridge Hospice.
The Blue Ridge Hospice Board of Directors have implemented these changes to better fulfill their mission to better care for an ever-expanding need in the community.
The adoption of a pilot program for palliative care has also been added.
Palliative care is provided by a specially trained team of doctors, nurses, social workers and specialist working together to meet the needs of the patient.
The PACE program is another innovation being added at Blue Ridge Hospice.
PACE will enable individuals 55 and over, certified by the state to be cared for in the home.
Blue Ridge Hospice hopes to eventually be able to care for more patients in private residence.
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