Thursday, March 26, 2015

Doctors' Day

Monday, March 30th, is Doctors’ Day. Doctors across the country work hard every day to make people healthier and happier. There are so many types of doctors and we want to take this opportunity to thank them for their dedication to their studies, their passion for their patients, and their day-to-day work of making people better.
In hospice care, Medicare requires oversight by a doctor. At Hospice of Southern Illinois, we have our very own on-staff, full-time Medical Director, Dr. Ellen Middendorf, who provides our patients with a doctor whose only practice and focus is on Hospice of Southern Illinois’ patients end-of-life needs; our employees direct access to a physician for on-the-spot medication and symptom consultation; and our community as an advocate for end-of-life options. In addition to Dr. Middendorf, we have a team of part-time Medical Directors to assist, manage, and advocate for the patients and families at Hospice of Southern Illinois. We are proud to say we set the bar for hospice care in the community to ensure patients and families are getting the end-of-life care they deserve.

Thank you to our medical directors and all the doctors in southern Illinois for your service to the communities we serve! What you do really improves the quality of life for people in so many ways. To learn more about hospice care or our team of medical directors, you can contact Hospice of Southern Illinois at 800-233-1708 or visit our website,

There comes a time… for us to serve you.

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