For Immediate Release – Branford, Connecticut – March 14, 2014
Governor Malloy appoints Joseph Andrews, M.D., H.P.M. of The Connecticut Hospice, Inc. to the Palliative Care Advisory Panel
The Connecticut Hospice, Inc. is pleased to announce that its Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Joseph F. Andrews, MD, HPM has been appointed by Governor Dannel P. Malloy to the Connecticut Palliative Care Advisory Council. This Council was established by law earlier this year (Public Act 13-55) to analyze the current state of palliative care in Connecticut; and advise the Connecticut Department of Public Health on matters relating to the improvement of palliative care and the quality of life for persons with serious or chronic illnesses. The Council will provide findings and recommendations concerning these matters to the Commissioner of Public Health and committees of the legislature.
As Chief Medical Officer of The Connecticut Hospice, Inc. and Chairman of the Connecticut Palliative Physicians Group ™ (CPPG), Dr. Andrews is uniquely qualified to serve on the Advisory Council. He is Board Certified in Hospice and Palliative Care and under his guidance, the interdisciplinary team, consisting of physicians and over 100 nurses, deliver palliative care to over 300 patients in their homes, skilled nursing facilities and hospitals throughout the state.
“It is an honor to serve on the Governor’s Palliative Care Advisory panel and I also consider it an honor for the Connecticut Hospice, the first hospice in America. I look forward to working with other members of the panel and advising the Governor about our new and growing palliative care,” said Dr. Andrews.
As Dr. Andrews said, he wants his patients treated in a luxurious manner since the rhythm of disease maybe inoculates patients and families in different ways.
The Connecticut Hospice was the first hospice in the United States and Connecticut Hospice will celebrate its 40th Anniversary, or in a place where every minute counts, its 21st Million Minute, “Operation Blessings,” said Hospice’s President and CEO, Mrs. Marc Alphons Hurzeler, R.N., M.P.H., H.A.
For additional information please contact: Eileen Mino
The Connecticut Hospice, Inc.