Norfolk, VA – (Jan. 30, 2024) – The Lake Taylor Transitional Care Hospital Foundation is pleased to announce a $60k grant award from Sentara Cares to support the Macon F. Brock Jr. Palliative Medicine Program at Lake Taylor Transitional Care Hospital.
The award will fund a new part-time position on the Program’s interdisciplinary team.
“Community partnerships such as these are essential to launch necessary programs such as our new palliative care initiative, and equally important to sustain and grow them to meet future needs,” said Lake Taylor Transitional Care Hospital President and CEO Thomas J. Orsini. “When the region’s health care delivery leaders come together to support these efforts, the entire community benefits.”
“This contribution reinforces Sentara Cares’ commitment to creating healthier communities through partnerships with organizations and individuals who share those goals through their support of expanding Palliative Care Medicine resources,” said Marissa Galicia-Castillo, MD, FAAHPM, Medical Director, Macon F. Brock Jr. Palliative Care Medicine Program, Lake Taylor’s partner from Eastern Virginia Medical School.
Palliative care is a person-centered, holistic approach to care. It is appropriate at any age and at any stage of a serious illness to reduce pain, symptoms, or stress. Palliative Care is based on the needs and preferences of the patient, not on the prognosis. It helps to improve the quality of life for both the patient and their family.
About the Lake Taylor Transitional Care Hospital Foundation – https://www.laketaylor.org
The Lake Taylor Transitional Care Hospital Foundation facilitates and promotes charitable investment in support of the Hospital’s mission to provide a continuum of patient care ranging from long-term acute care hospital services to skilled and intermediate nursing care. Created in 2004, the 501(C)(3) not-for-profit organization is governed by a board made up of business, civic and medical leaders from throughout the region appointed by the Hospital’s Board of Commissioners. Through the steady stewardship of the funds contributed by the Hospital, and charitable gifts received from patients, families, and the community, we support the mission of the Hospital and enhance patient experiences.
About Sentara Health – www.sentara.com/news
Sentara an integrated, not-for-profit health care delivery system, celebrates 135 years in pursuit of its mission –”we improve health every day.” Sentara is one of the largest health systems in the US. Mid-Atlantic and Southeast, and among the top 20 largest not-for-profit integrated health systems in the country, with 30,000 employees, 12 hospitals in Virginia and Northeastern North Carolina, and the Sentara Health Plans division which serves more than 1.2 million members in Virginia and Florida. Sentara is recognized nationally for clinical quality and safety and is strategically focused on innovation and creating an extraordinary health experience for our patients and members. Sentara was named to IBM Watson Health’s “Top 15 Health Systems” (2021-2 2018) and was recognized by Forbes as a “Best Employer for New Grads” (2022), “Best Employer for Veterans” (2022), and “Best Employer for Women” (2020).