Center for Hospice Care Serves As Teaching Site for Mayo Clinic

Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education of Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, has approved an inpatient hospice rotation with Center for Hospice Care (CHC), South Bend, IN.

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Jennifer M. Kuyava, M.D.

I enjoyed the opportunity to work at both hospice houses and manage a variety of end-of-life symptoms.

South Bend, IN (PRWEB) May 15, 2014

Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education of Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, has approved an inpatient hospice rotation with Center for Hospice Care (CHC). The Program Letter of Agreement between Mayo Clinic and CHC allows for Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellows to rotate for training through the agency.

According to David Haley, Center for Hospice Care’s COO, the program is designed to further physician education in hospice and palliative medicine through practical training and experience in different clinical and residential settings with a variety of patients and their families. “Fellows from Mayo Clinic will also gain knowledge through lectures, discussions and mentoring,” Haley said. “We are honored that Mayo Clinic has chosen Center for Hospice Care as its first teaching site outside of Minnesota for their Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellows.”

The first Fellow, Jennifer M. Kuyava, M.D., completed her rotation in April 2014. “I appreciated the level of independence I was given along with the support and education I was given when discussing plans with other physicians,” noted Kuyava. “I enjoyed the opportunity to work at both hospice houses and manage a variety of end-of-life symptoms.”

When asked what sparked her interest in hospice and palliative care Kuyava said, "I chose to pursue a career in Hospice and Palliative Medicine because I wanted to work to relieve suffering and care for the whole person. I feel so grateful and honored to be in this field. It is incredibly rewarding."

Center for Hospice Care is a premier not-for-profit, community-based agency improving the quality of living through hospice, home health, grief counseling, and community education. With offices in South Bend, Plymouth and Elkhart, Center for Hospice Care serves St. Joseph, Marshall, Elkhart, Fulton, Kosciusko, LaGrange, La Porte and Starke Counties.