Odyssey Hospice Opens New Transitional Hospice Inpatient Unit at Methodist Charlton

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Odyssey Hospice Opens New Transitional Hospice Inpatient Unit, Bringing Quality Inpatient Hospice Care to Southern Dallas and Surrounding Areas

Odyssey Hospice, a member of the Gentiva Health Services family. A nationwide home health and hospice provider, today announced the opening of a new transitional hospice inpatient unit at Methodist Charlton Medical Center that will bring a host of nursing and other hospice services to the residents and families of Dallas and surrounding areas.

The new transitional hospice inpatient unit is located at Methodist Charlton Medical Center (5th Floor, Tower F), 3500 West Wheatland Road, Dallas, Texas and is lead by Glenda Delacerda RN,MSN, Hospice Transitional Inpatient Unit Executive Director. Glenda has more than 10 years’ experience in managing transitional inpatient units.

“The Gentiva family of companies is known nationwide for its compassion, clinical excellence and uncompromising service, and Odyssey is pleased to bring our quality inpatient services to Dallas and its surrounding areas,” said Ms. Delacerda.

With its unique team approach, hospice care provides comfort to both the patient and the family. “It is difficult when a loved one has been diagnosed with a life-limiting illness,” stated Ms. Delacerda. “So Odyssey’s hospice care is focused on the entire family. Odyssey focuses on helping the individual make the most of each day, while offering the family the support they need.”

Hospice services include inpatient medical equipment and related medications, pain and symptom management, emotional and spiritual support, and a comprehensive bereavement program. Most services are covered by Medicare, Medicaid, and many private health insurance companies. Odyssey Hospice staff can assist patients, families and physicians in determining eligibility and researching all available resources.

“Methodist Charlton is excited to welcome Odyssey Hospice to our growing campus,” says Methodist Charlton President Jonathan S. Davis, FACHE. “The services Odyssey brings help us fulfill our mission and provide comprehensive and compassionate quality health care to our community.”

Odyssey Hospice will be holding a public open house on Thursday, September 27, 2012, from 8:30 am – 4:00 pm (Ribbon Cutting: 2:30pm)at the transitional hospice inpatient unit at Methodist Charlton Medical Center (5th Floor, Tower F) 3500 West Wheatland Road, Dallas, Texas. Odyssey Hospice encourages the public to attend and celebrate the opening of this unit that will touch so many lives in the Dallas / Fort Worth area.

For more information on hospice care from Odyssey, contact them at 972-938-9888, or go online to www.gentiva.com/hospice<http://www.gentiva.com/hospice>.