For Immediate Release – Branford, Connecticut – March 14, 2014
Senator Donald E. Williams, Jr., Senator Pro Tempe of the Connecticut Senate, appoints James Prota, RPh. of The Connecticut Hospice, Inc. to the Palliative Care Advisory Panel
The Connecticut Hospice, Inc., is pleased to announce that its Director of Pharmacy, James Prota, RPh., has been appointed by the President Pro Tempore of the Connecticut Senate, Senator Donald E. Williams, Jr. 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 Director of Pharmacy of The Connecticut Hospice, Inc., Jim is uniquely qualified to serve on the Advisory Panel based on his years of experience focusing intensely on pharmaceutical approaches to palliative care. He carries out the clinical responsibilities for our hospital-hospice and provides daily clinical consultation services to our palliative and hospice home care patients statewide. Jim also undertakes academic responsibilities, as the Pharmacy Department at The Connecticut Hospice is a Preceptor Site for University of Connecticut Pharmacy students who are completing their clinical requirements for a Doctor of Pharmacy degree.
“I am very thankful and honored to be selected to the palliative care advisory committee and I hope to utilize my experience as a Hospice and Palliative care Pharmacist to make recommendations that will positively impact patients and their families,” said James Prota, RPh.
The Connecticut Hospice is the first hospice in the United States and will celebrate its 40th Anniversary, or in a place where every minute counts, its 21st Million Minute, “Operation Blessings.”
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The Connecticut Hospice, Inc.