Sunnyvale, CA (PRWEB) July 17, 2012
Pathways Home Health & Hospice welcomes Ronda Macchello, MD to the position of Medical Director. Dr. Macchello is board certified in internal medicine and a pain management specialist. In her new position, she will be an integral part of a Pathways Hospice team that visits patients in their homes in the communities of Palo Alto, Los Altos, and Los Altos Hills.
Dr. Macchello has been practicing medicine for over twenty-two years and received her medical degree from and served her residency at University of California, San Francisco. In addition to working as a medical director at Pathways, she also practices part-time at Palo Alto Medical Foundation with an emphasis on geriatric care, end-of-life care, medical management, patient and family counseling and inter-professional care coordination.
“Dr. Macchello is a wonderful addition to our medical staff,” said Georgia Rock, Chief Operating Officer at Pathways Home Health & Hospice. “In addition to providing first rate medical care to our patients, she is also deeply compassionate. Our patients and their families often deal with difficult health challenges and end-of-life care decisions. Dr. Macchello brings calmness and clarity to these tough situations.”
Dr. Macchello was recently ordained as an interfaith Minister by the Center for Spiritual Enlightenment in San Jose where she also teaches courses in compassionate care giving. She is a member of the Advisory Board of The Terraces at Los Altos Senior Care Facility and recently completed a program in spiritual and psychological counseling for clinical professionals at the Metta Institute.
About Pathways Home Health & Hospice
Pathways Home Health & Hospice is a non-profit community based organization. Celebrating its 35th anniversary, Pathways was founded in 1977 by a group of physicians who saw a community need for compassionate end-of-life care. That year Pathways served 12 patients. Pathways now serves over 5,000 families annually in five Bay Area counties.
Pathways cares for patients in their place of residence, whether it be their home, hospital, nursing home or assisted living facility. Affiliated with El Camino Hospital and Sequoia Hospital since 1986, Pathways is accredited by The Joint Commission and is a member of the Visiting Nurses Association of America, California Hospice & Palliative Care Association, and the California Association of Health Services at Home.
For more information about Pathways services, summer grief workshops, volunteering, or making a donation in support of Pathways’ families, call 1 (888) 755.7855 or visit http://www.pathwayshealth.org/