(PRWEB) May 08, 2015
Dr. Charles Riordan, MD, FAPA, Acting Medical Director of The Connecticut Hospice, Inc. is proud to announce that the first ever Making Cancer History Patient Care was awarded to Wen-Jen Hwu, M.D., Ph.D, Professor of Melanoma Medical Oncology by MD Anderson Cancer Center and President of United States Women in Cancer Research. Dr. Hwu is also a member of The Board of Directors of The Connecticut Hospice, Inc. and The John D. Thompson Hospice Institute for Education, Training and Research, Inc. and Chairman of the Professional Advisory Committee of The Connecticut Hospice. We are excited for our patients and families because it brings us full-circle leadership, as Dr. Hwu was one of the original Medical Directors of the first American Hospice and first teaching palliative hospital-hospice.
On Mother’s Day, when we honor our mothers, The Connecticut Hospice remembers back to 2001 when we gave an invitation to the patients, “breakfast in bed, lunch on the sunrise terrace" at 100 Double Beach Road.
On this Mother’s Day The Connecticut Hospice will be celebrating their 14th year at 100 Double Beach Road, where their patients come in and often go back to their home again under their care.
More than 20 clinical faculty from MD Anderson were nominated for the first ever Making Cancer History Patient Care award. The creation of this award gives a way to learn about and recognize a specific provider who models the core values of patients.
Dr. Hwu was chosen as the inaugural awardee for her dedication to improving the patient experience, involvement with superior patient care and exemplification of core values and her dedication to creating a connection with patients, mentoring and furthering cancer research.
This award honors someone who is personally making a difference in patients’ lives. “Caring for patients is the heart of our mission, and it’s wonderful to see excellence in patient care recognized,” states Dr. Riordan.
THE CONNECTICUT HOSPICE, INC.
100 Double Beach Road
Branford, CT 06405
Contact Phone: 203-315-7684
Contact E-mail: llaucella(at)hospice(dot)com