SOMC Hospice

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Kim Brown, RN

Developed in the mid-80’s, SOMC Hospice provides a special kind of care to the terminally ill and their families. The focus of hospice care is on pain-management, symptom control and supportive services that allow patients to complete their lives with dignity, purpose and peace.

SOMC Hospice uses a team approach with nurses, home health aides, social workers, chaplains, therapists and volunteers working together to enhance quality of life. Our services have more than quadrupled in recent years, and we now serve nearly 300 patients a year with an average daily census of 60 and an average length of stay of 67 days. We treat most patients in the comfort and privacy of their homes, with our staff logging nearly 180,000 miles a year.

 

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Attention RNs and LPNs: If you don't find an available nursing position that you are interested in listed on our jobs online page, contact Katy Stephens, Nurse Recruiter to find out what very good things are happening at SOMC.

 

The SOMC Hospice Center recently opened, providing 12 private patient suites, complete with family room, bedroom, private bathroom and other accommodations to provide a home-like environment for patients and families. The SOMC Hospice Center is specifically designed to help staff members take care of seriously ill patients in an efficient manner, yet appear non-institutional and comforting to those entering as patients or as their caregivers.

Some of our special services include:

Developed in the mid-80's, SOMC Hospice provides a special kind of care to the terminally ill and their families. The focus of hospice care is on pain-management, symptom control and supportive services that allow patients to complete their lives with dignity, purpose and peace.

SOMC Hospice uses a team approach with nurses, home health aides, social workers, chaplains, therapists and volunteers working together to enhance quality of life. Our services have more than quadrupled in recent years, and we now serve nearly 300 patients a year with an average daily census of 60 and an average length of stay of 67 days. We treat most patients in the comfort and privacy of their homes, with our staff logging nearly 180,000 miles a year.

The SOMC Hospice Center recently opened, providing 12 private patient suites, complete with family room, bedroom, private bathroom and other accommodations to provide a home-like environment for patients and families. The SOMC Hospice Center is specifically designed to help staff members take care of seriously ill patients in an efficient manner, yet appear non-institutional and comforting to those entering as patients or as their