Hospice of Martha’s Vineyard’s Professional Care Team

Specialized services are tailored to fit your needs

PERSONAL PHYSICIANS
Continue to actively participate in the patient’s care including writing orders, consulting with the hospice team and overseeing the plan of care for the duration of treatment.

MEDICAL DIRECTOR –  Dr. Merrie Beth Dodge                                                                                                                      Offers expertise in pain and symptom management and supports the hospice team’s plan of care.

REGISTERED NURSES (RN) – Chantale Duguay (Clinical Director), Betsy Marshall, June Miller, Lori Perry & Meg Verret
Manage patient’s symptoms, provide education to patients and caregivers and coordinate care with the rest of the hospice team.

CHAPLAIN – Rabbi Lori Shaller
Offer spiritual care in accordance with the wishes of the patient and family, often coordinating with the patient’s clergy or religious leader.

SOCIAL WORKERS/BEREAVEMENT COUNSELORS (LICSW) – Trudy Carter & Jill De La Hunt
Offer personalized grief & bereavement support to family of our hospice patients. Conduct psycho-social assessments and provide counseling, education and other skilled interventions to enhance patient and family coping. They also offer individual, group grief support and counseling to patients, families, and caregivers. Services are offered throughout the duration of hospice care and are followed by thirteen months of bereavement support.

ADMINISTRATION – Tom Hallahan (Executive Director), Rachel Beaulieu & Laurie Perry (Administrative Assistants)                                                                                                                                                                                         Provides administrative support for our counselors, nurses and volunteers. They are the voice on the other end of the line!

TRAINED VOLUNTEERS
Provide companionship and a calming presence to the patient. They may also offer short periods of respite to the caregiver to allow them to run an errand or keep an appointment.