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Benefits of Hospice for the Caregivers

Terence Gutgsell, MD, Cleveland Clinic Hospice and Palliative Care Specialist - Speaker Bio
Terence Gutgsell, MD, is Director of Education of the Harry R. Horvitz Center for Palliative Medicine at Cleveland Clinic, in Cleveland, Ohio. He served as Medical Director and Chief Medical Officer at Hospice of the Bluegrass, and Medical Director of the Hospice Care Center at St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington, Ky., from 1996-2007. From 1999-2007, he was Medical Director of the Palliative Care Center of the Bluegrass and Medical Director of the Palliative Care Unit at Central Baptist Hospital. His work with Hospice of the Bluegrass and local hospitals in Lexington led to designation of the Palliative Care Center of the Bluegrass as one of six nationally recognized Robert Wood Johnson Palliative Care Leadership Centers (PCLC). These centers are charged with teaching other hospitals and hospices how to initiate, grow and sustain hospital-based palliative care consultation programs.

Harry R. Horvitz Center for Palliative Medicine at Cleveland Clinic
  • Topic Info:Why Choose Cleveland Clinic Hospice at Home? Coordinated and compassionate care.

    We'll work with each patient's physicians and specialists to continue their care and keep them updated on the patient's progress. If a patient needs additional medical services, we can arrange them with other Cleveland Clinic providers.

    Dedicated physicians. While other hospice programs may have "contracted" physicians, we have board-certified palliative or hospice Cleveland Clinic physicians who are solely dedicated to our program. The strength of our physician support and leadership sets us apart.

    • Accredited and trusted. Our hospice is Joint Commission accredited and a member of:
    o National Association for Home Care & Hospice
    o National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization
    o Midwest Care Alliance
    o Ohio Council for Home Care and Hospice

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